Are you sick?

Are You Sick?

Please keep your student home if she/he is sick. Do not send them in, to get dismissed back home. The child should stay home if there is a fever over 100 degrees, are vomiting or have severe diarrhea. Mild signs and symptoms can be managed/coped with at school. The child needs to be fever free for 24 hours (with no medication) before returning to school.

COLDS: start with sneezing, a runny nose, feeling tired, and just not well. Some instances a sore throat, coughing, and low grade fever also are present. Tylenol, ibuprofen, and drinking a lot of water will help to control these symptoms.

STOMACH FLU: characterized with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and sometimes a fever.

Eat bland foods and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

DRINKING WATER IS ALWAYS VERY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE SICK!

REMEMBER ALL VIRUSES ARE CONTAGIOUS. PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS BY WASHING YOUR HANDS BEFORE AND AFTER EATING AND USING THE BATHROOM. DO NOT SHARE ANY DRINKS OR EATING UTENSILS. COVER YOUR MOUTH WHEN YOU COUGH, AND THEN WASH YOUR HANDS.