Help Stop the Spread of Illnesses

December 12, 2017

Cold and flu season is upon us, and there has been an increase in the number of illnesses reported throughout the North Scott district. Germs spread easily among children in schools, however, we can all help prevent the spread of germs by following these few simple steps:

 

  • Wash hands frequently using warm water and soap.
  • Use hand sanitizer if water and soap is not available.
  • Do not share water bottles, utensils, or food.
  • Keep fingers away from their mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    • Use a tissue to cover a cough or sneeze.
    • Wash hands after disposing of tissue.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Eat healthy.

In order to prevent widespread illnesses, and to keep our students and staff healthy, please follow these recommendations if your child is ill:

  • Fever greater than 100°F
    • A student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • Vomiting
    • A student must not have vomited within the last 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea
    • A student must not have had an episode in the last 24 hours.
  • Strep throat
    • A student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours following diagnosis.
  • Influenza
    • A student must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.

If your child becomes ill at school, you will be notified and expected to pick up your child in a reasonable amount of time.

Thank you for working with us to keep our students healthy and ready to learn. If you have any further questions, please contact your school nurse or healthcare provider.

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