H1N1 Flu Information

  • What You Can Do

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Teach your children to wash their hands with soap and water. Help set a good example for your children by doing this yourself.
    • Teach your children respiratory etiquette. The main way flu spreads is from person to person in the droplets produced by coughs and sneezes, so it’s important to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
    • Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils.
    • Know the signs and symptoms of the flu . Symptoms of the flu include fever greater than 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, body aches, headache and fatigue. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
    • Do not send children to school if they are sick . Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home. *Keep sick children home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever without the aid of anti-fever medications.
    • Have a plan to care for your children at home because schools are being encouraged to send sick children home.

    What the School is Doing

    • Staff and students are being educated about the flu and flu precautions.
    • Letters have been sent home with students.
    • VIREX disinfectant filled spray bottles and a cleaning cloth were given to all teachers to help in disinfecting their classrooms.
    • Waterless hand cleaners were placed at the entrances of the cafeterias and computer labs.
    • Informational signs were placed in strategic locations to remind staff and students about the importance of hand washing, covering coughs an sneezes and staying home when sick.