Dear Parent/Guardian:
 
Happy New Year. Hope you had a great Christmas holiday.
 
The cold and flu season is upon us.  To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:
Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Stomach ache
Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
  • Fever (More than 38 ° C measured orally or under arms is considered to be elevated temperature)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:
  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Hope you have a healthy New Year.