Careful hand washing is the best means of preventing the spread of germs
Posted on 12/13/2018
Flu Season: WashYour Hands

School officials encourage parents to remind their children of the importance of hand washing to prevent the spread of germs. It is important to take precautions to protect our students and families from contagious ailments.



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Parents are asked to keep sick children at home and to promptly pick up those who become ill at school. Do not allow children to return to school until they have fully recovered.

Important Recommendations

  • Keep children home for a minimum of 24 hours after vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based cleaner if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover nose and mouth with a sleeve or a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Avoid close contact with those who have symptoms.
  • Seek care for you or your child if needed, and please call ahead to your health care provider's office to tell them what symptoms you have, so they can see you quickly and prevent exposing other people in the waiting room.
  • A bleach solution (one part chlorine bleach to 10 parts water) is the most effective way to kill germs on surfaces.
  • Flu season has arrived—make sure everyone is vaccinated, especially those with asthma and other existing health conditions.