The Centers for Disease Control recommends vaccination as the best way to protect children against flu.  Not only does it help protect children from getting the flu, but it also helps stop the spread of the virus to others at school and home.  The CDC states more vaccine is available than ever before.  Timing is critical, as the flu season peaks around January or later.  It takes about two weeks to build immunity to the flu after vaccination. Remember, when you protect yourself from the flu, you’re also protecting your loved ones.




What to Do If You Get Flu-Like Symptoms




 Dear Parents/Guardians,

In an effort to ensure the Health and Safety of your children while they’re having fun in the sun outdoors at school we ask you to please be mindful of the following guidelines;

 v  Choose appropriate foot wear for your child. Avoid open toe, slip on sandals, or heels greater than one inch for your children’s school wear.  Children wearing these types of shoes have higher rates of injury and are not allowed to use the playground equipment for safety reasons.  There are many stubbed, skinned and bleeding toes, not to mention twisted ankles seen in the School Health Office.

 v  Apply sunscreen in the AM to avoid sunburn.  Remember, problems from childhood sun exposure often do not become apparent until adulthood.  ONE severe burn over a lifetime can double the future risk of skin cancer.

 v  Check for ticks! Remind your child to run their fingers through their hair every time they come in from outside and report any suspicious fixed bumps to a responsible adult.

 v  Wear socks. Help your child to avoid blisters and foot discomfort by encouraging them to always wear socks with their shoes.  Socks also absorb moisture, reducing the risk of fungal infections and serve as a protective barrier against chafing injuries.

 v  Avoid wearing long necklaces and dangling earrings that can get caught on other students or playground equipment.

 v  Remind your child to stay well-hydrated and take frequent breaks while playing outside. Teach them to watch for symptoms heat exhaustion such as thirst, cramps, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, and headaches and report them to a responsible adult.

 Following these guidlines will go a long way in keeping all of our student population safe and healthy as they enjoy the outdoors and the benifits of the warm weather!

     Thank you,


  School Nurse





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