Swine Flu News

There's no need to panic about the swine flu, but there's plenty of reason to take precautions to keep your family healthy and safe during the upcoming flu season.
 
Currently, there are no confirmed cases of swine flu, or H1N1, in our community. Please notify the school if your child is sick with flu-like symptoms.

Here are some great tips for avoiding the flu & what to do if your student is sick:
  • Wash your hands properly with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer.
  • Students should not share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils.
  • Block your sneezes with a tissue, if available, or sneeze into the crook of your arm. Same goes for coughs.
  • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms include a fever of 100 or higher and may include cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache and fatigue. Some people may also vomit and/or have diarrhea.
  • Do not send sick students to school. Children who come to school sick will be sent home.
  • Keep sick students at home. Students may return to school only after they have gone a full 24 hours with no fever and without the use of fever-reducing medicine.
  • Vaccinate students against seasonal flu and, when available, H1N1 flu. Check with your child's health care provider for vaccination guidelines, especially if your child has a chronic health condition.
Click here for the latest news and information about the flu at the government's flu info web site.