Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Facebook Effect: Melissa

This is straight from the elementary school nurse for my youngest child's school in Millard. Hmm...are we sending out kids to school sick now because of truancy fears?? See what this nonsense is causing!! The current strain of respiratory flu going around is taking an average of two full weeks to fully recover-not that you can't attend school, but the cough just lingers and kids generally don't cover their cough.

NOTE FROM THE NURSE: If your child is ill, please keep him/her out of school. Sending a sick child to school helps to spread the illness to others. Also, if your child vomits during the night, please do not send him/her to school in the morning.

In addition, children must be fever free WITHOUT the aid of medication (ie Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc) to be allowed back into school.

ALWAYS remember to wash hands often during cold and flu season, especially after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Can't find a tissue? Sneeze or cough into your elbow instead of your hands. For more information on colds and flu, go to

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