Please note, as the weather changes please make sure your children are dressed appropriately. It is a good idea to dress in layers because the temperature varies in different parts of the school. Every attempt is made to have outdoor recess! This is an important time to get exercise, fresh air and have some needed playtime. Students are generally outside for 20 minutes so hats, gloves and warm winter jackets are essential. Make sure your child is prepared with warm outerwear.
Tips to Avoid the Flu:
*Practice healthy habits. Get enough rest and exercise, eat a balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids.
*Wash your hands often! Use soap and good hand washing technique. One of the most common ways people catch the flu and colds is by rubbing their eyes and nose with their hands that have been contaminated with a virus.
*Teach children cough etiquette which the American Academy of Pediatrics describes as teaching your children to turn their heads and sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of their elbow if a tissue is unavailable.
*Routinely clean surfaces with soap and water. Use paper towels or cloth towels that are washed. Wash dishes with hot water or put dishwasher on hot water cycle.
*Avoid close contact with people when you are sick.
*Students with symptoms of the flu and/or temperature over 100 should stay home. Students should stay home for at least 24 hours after they are fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication.
*Call your healthcare provider regarding the flu vaccine.
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