Beating colds, flu and other communicable illnesses
Wellness starts with good habits. To beat colds and flu students must learn the value of good hygiene and personal care. Hand washing, covering your mouth when sneezing or coughing, eating and sleeping well are just a few things students can do to help avoid illnesses that may cause them to miss school. Promote good wellness habits at home and help our children stay well.
When Should I Keep My Child at Home?
(Information compiled from CDC (Centers for Disease Control); DOH (Department of Health); APA)
Deciding when to keep a sick child at home from school is not always easy. It’s important for children to attend school and for some parents staying home means missing work. But when a child is truly sick, they need to stay home in the care of an adult to get well and to prevent spreading illness to others. Please keep the school office up to date with current phone numbers so you or an alternate contact can be reached if your child becomes ill or injured at school. The following information may help you decide when to keep your child at home.