Important: Flu Information
 

About Seasonal Flu

We know that the best way to protect people from the flu and other illnesses is to keep
sick people away from healthy people. If your child is sick, keep your child home.
Staying home when sick stops the spread of the flu and other illnesses and helps the
sick person get well.

Check your child every morning before sending him or her to school.

If your child has both:

Fever* (100.F or 37.7.C) AND sore throat or cough, your child may have the flu.
Other symptoms can include runny nose, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea.

Then you must:

Keep your child home until at least 24 hours after they are fever free or there are no signs of a fever or illness. 

If your child comes to school with the symptoms of illness or the flu, as described above, or if your child develops symptoms at school, your child will be sent home for at least 24 hours after they are fever free or have no signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medications.

Now would be a good time to plan for what you would do if your child is sick and must
stay home. They should not be sent to another childcare setting or any place where
they would be with other people who are not sick. 

If your child is sick, please let the school know the reason by giving details about
their symptoms. Please do not just say your child is "sick."

 

Contact your doctor or healthcare provider for advice. Consider getting a flu shot.

 

Thank you for helping us to keep our schools healthy.