We are noticing an increase of absences due to influenza. Common symptoms of the flu are fever (greater than 100.0F or 37.8C), cough, and sore throat. Your student may also have a runny or stuffy nose, feel tired, have body aches, or show other signs they are not well. People who have the flu can spread the virus by coughing or sneezing, or by touching surfaces.
If your student has flu-like symptoms, it is very important that your student stay at home and not come to school. This will help to prevent the spread of the flu. Students should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medicine (such as Tylenol or Advil) before they return to school. If you have questions about the flu, or suspect that your student may have the flu, please call our School Nurse Cathy Schaukowitch at 913-780-7152 or email to email@example.com.
We also have students with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. Again, students should remain home until they have been free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. We are also reminding students and staff to wash hands frequently.