SchoolCenter PictureStaying Healthy FYI

  Weekly Health Tips: 

- If you or your child has a temperature of 100or higher, stay home until you are fever free for at least 24 hours without medication.

 

 - If you are travelling over break don't forget to wash your hands or use hand sanitizers after touching public surfaces, get plenty of rest, and eat healthy.


Questions
1)  What is the most important way to stay healthy?
2)  How can I properly protect myself from catching the cold?
3)  When should I stay home?
4)  Do you have this information in a letter form?
5)  Where can I get additional information on staying healthy during this impending flu season?
 
Answers
1)  Q What is the most important way to stay healthy?
A
Washing your hands thoroughly!

- Wash your hands front and back and in-between your fingers using soap, for at least the duration of the happy birthday song 2x or the length of the ABC song. Use your elbow (if possible) or a paper towel to turn off the water.

- When leaving the bathroom, if the door requires you to use a handle to pull it open use the paper towel you dried your hands with and then throw it away.

- The District is working with the schools to provide hand sanitizers in each classroom to assist with keeping students healthy.
2)  Q How can I properly protect myself from catching the cold?
A
- When you do not have a tissue cough or sneeze into your elbow.

- Keep your hands away from eyes, mouth and your nose.

- We recommend you get your flu shot.

- Get plenty of rest. It is recommended children get 8-10 hours of sleep a night to prevent them from wearing down their immune system.

- Maintain a healthy diet. Children should maintain a healthy and balanced diet to help keep their immune system built up.
3)  Q When should I stay home?
A
Stay home when you are sick!!!

The District’s policy is:
- Any child with a temperature of 100° or higher needs to stay home.

- If a child has a temperature of 100° or higher they will be sent home.

- If a child has a fever, they must remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication.

- If a child is vomiting or has diarrhea, they must remain home until they are episode free for 24 hours.

- Establish back-up child care plans in the event your child needs to stay home during the flu and cold season.
4)  Q Do you have this information in a letter form?
A
Yes. We have it in both English and Spanish. This letter was sent home with all students the first week of September.

5)  Q Where can I get additional information on staying healthy during this impending flu season?
A
Visit below links.