message from the nurse

This is the time of year for colds, flu, and other illnesses. As we continue through this season, here is another message from our school nurse:

Please be advised that Influenza A and B as well as strep continues to hit the district. We have sent numerous students home with flu-like symptoms and fevers. It is imperative that students remain home if they are ill. Students need to be symptom and fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications before they can return to school. Fever is considered 100 F or greater. Please note that students should also feel well enough to participate in normal activities before resuming school. Symptoms noted are persistent coughing, sneezing, body aches, chills, fever, sore throat, headache, nasal congestion and drainage, lethargy, dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, tiredness, nausea. Some students have had only a few minor symptoms and have tested positive for Influenza. Your help is important and greatly appreciated in preventing further spreading of these illnesses.