It’s that time of year when colds, strep throat, the flu and stomach bugs are passed around in our schools. District custodial staff disinfect each of the school sites using Virex, but we need your help as well.
Common colds are the main reason children miss school and adults miss work. Please remind your children how important it is for them to wash their hands well, for at least 20 seconds each time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the spread of colds and other illnesses can be reduced if children avoid touching their face with unwashed hands. Also, they should cover their mouth with a tissue or with their sleeve when they cough or sneeze.
Attendance at school is very important, however, students cannot be expected to perform well if they are ill. Please keep students home if they are running a temperature. Students must be free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea for twenty-four (24) hours without the aid of medication before returning to school. If your child becomes ill during the school day and has a temperature of 100 degrees or more, he/she will be sent home.
If your phone number may have changed, please contact the office. Schools need current telephone numbers for parents, guardians and all emergency contacts. Questions? Call the nurse for child’s school.