It’s that time of year when we see more illnesses. In all of our buildings we are seeing respiratory illnesses, such as colds with coughs and sore throats, and gastro-intestinal, or stomach, illnesses. This is reminder of our district’s policies regarding illness and a few things you can do to prevent the spread of illnesses.
First, if your child is not feeling well enough to be at school, please keep him/her home. Allow him/her the time to rest and recover. If your child has a fever of 100.0 or higher, it is our policy that he/she must stay home until the fever is under 100.0 for 24 hours without the use of any medication. If your child has diarrhea or is throwing up, please allow him/her to stay home until you are sure the symptoms have gotten better, and your child is able to eat without feeling ill.
The school day for your child is a “work day.” It takes a lot of energy to make it through the day. It is in everyone’s best interest to allow an ill student to fully recover before returning to school.
The best way to prevent the spread of germs and illness is hand washing. Frequent hand washing and keeping one’s hands away from his/her face are the most effective things you can do to prevent illness. Hand sanitizers work when soap and water are not available. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Heidi Sandlin, the district nurse, at (513) 842-5215.