Flu Season is upon us…
With the flu season upon us, please keep the following guidelines in mind when deciding whether or not to send your child to school. This will help reduce and prevent the spread of infection at school and allow your child to be available for learning. Signs and symptoms of the flu include a fever (100 or greater), cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, and feeling very tired. Some people may have vomiting or diarrhea.
Students should remain home for the following reasons:
- For a temperature of 100 degrees or greater. Your child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school and not taking fever-reducing medicine to control symptoms.
- If you your child has a heavy, moist productive cough or chest congestion.
- If your child is diagnosed with a strep infection, he/she will need to be on an antibiotic for a minimum of 24 hours, fever free, and feeling well.
Please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse with any questions you may have regarding the flu or keeping your child home.
Tonya Carter, School Nurse
904-396-5751, ext. 1603