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.

  - 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 best way to fight the heat?
2)  How can I properly protect myself from catching a cold?
3)  When should I stay home?
4)  Where can I get additional information on staying healthy during flu season?
 
Answers
1)  Q What is the best way to fight the heat?
A
Drink plenty of water!!

- Staying hydrated is very important this time of year. Water bottles are allowed in our classrooms. Feel free to send one with your kiddos!
2)  Q How can I properly protect myself from catching a 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 Where can I get additional information on staying healthy during flu season?
A
Visit below links.