- Attention All Parents/Guardians/Students
Influenza is making its way through our community. PLEASE follow the illness exclusion guidelines to help keep others healthy. Sending a student to school with any of the following conditions puts both staff and other students at risk of illness, which may be extremely severe depending on the individual.
Reminder of the policies:
o Over 100* oral or over 99* armpit: you cannot return to school until you are fever free
24 hours WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICATION
o Any episodes: you must be free of vomiting WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICATION for 24 hours
o Parent may be phoned if cough is severe enough to disrupt the students’ ability to learn. They may return when the cough is controlled. *Side note – It may not hurt to have severe coughing assessed by a medical provider to determine if further treatment is needed*
The best defense we have to keep ourselves and others healthy is to practice good hand hygiene. This includes washing hands with soap (preferably antibacterial) and warm water. Young children may need assistance from an adult to complete this task efficiently. I would also recommend regular cleanings of surfaces touched frequently with antimicrobial solution or cloths such as Clorox wipes, Lysol, etc., this will help prevent germs from spreading back and forth to the home setting. *Side note – over the weekends washing coats/soft surfaces, along with disinfecting shoes and backpacks would be beneficial
to your student. *
If you have any questions or concerns at all, please do not hesitate to email the school nurse.
Thank you for your time,
Alicia Jackson RN