Flu Information for Parents

February 17, 2017

Dear Parents,

We have recently had multiple cases of confirmed flu in our district. We wish to make you aware so that you may observe your child for the following signs and symptoms. Please contact their physician if you see any of the signs and symptoms.

  • Fever greater than 100 with cough, sore throat, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, or diarrhea.

Steps to keep your child healthy:

  1. If you or your child has not gotten the flu vaccine, the CDC recommends that you do so.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue.
  3. Avoid sharing drinks, water bottles, or silverware with others.
  4. WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and water often.
  5. STAY HOME if you are sick. Please do not send your child to school within 24 hours of having fever, vomiting, or diarrhea (remember a fever that has subsided due to Tylenol or other medications, does not mean they are fever free) they are only fever free temporarily and are still contagious.
  6. Take medications if the doctor prescribes them.
  7. Drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet!

Of these tips listed, frequent hand washing is the most important. Protect yourself form the flu and other illnesses. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s physician, campus nurse, or Melissa Schumpert, RN, Health Services Coordinator.