Flu and Illness Information
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. According to the Center for Disease Control, each year 5-20% of the United States population get the flu. 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die each year from this virus.
As these statistics show, the flu can be extremely dangerous and because of that, we need your help to prevent the spread of illness in our school.
We ask that you keep your ill child at home until they are free of fever, vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication. This will help prevent exposing others to the virus. This will also give your child plenty of time to recuperate before returning to their responsibilities in the classroom. Students will be given adequate time to complete any missed classwork.
A reminder that no medication can be given at school until the parent has met with the nurse and completed the appropriate forms. Do not give your child medication to keep in their pocket, desk or backpack. Teachers are not allowed to keep medication for a student. All medication is locked in and dispensed from the nurse's office. Please call me or refer to your Student Handbook for specific rules and policies regarding this.
Stay healthy this flu season. Ask your physician about the flu vaccination for your family.