Currently, we are seeing mostly allergy related symptoms and illness, AND also a virus
which includes mostly headache, stomach ache, fever (some are not having fever or are experiencing only low grade fever) with this virus.
We are still seeing a slight amount of Flu A and strep but it seems to have decreased. Symptoms of the flu may include (but may not be experienced by all): fever, chills, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, cough, diarrhea, headache, body aches, sore throat. It seems that the most common symptoms with these illnesses are fever, sinus congestion, headache, stomach ache, and eye pressure. Please remember, if your little ones have had diarrhea, fever greater than 100 (without medications), or vomiting they must be out of school for a full 24 hours so that we can help keep protect others.
The most effective way to protect ourselves for coming in contact with bacteria and viruses are:
* Frequent hand washing with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percent alcohol, when soap and water aren't available
*Avoid direct contact with body fluids of people who are obviously sick
*Be kind and cautious with cough and sneezing--cover mouth and nose and use tissues
*Fever of 100 degrees or higher indicate student should not come to school until 24 hours fever free (without medicine) and additional concerns of illness are best discussed with your Physician
*Do NOT share food, drinks, utensils with others
*Flu shots are available in the community
*Be proactive, contain illness by staying home if you are sick, and prevent the spread of germs
This is the time of year that brings upsetting incidences involving head lice. Head lice can happen to anyone, so it is important to learn how to recognize, treat and prevent it from happening again! Here's what to look for:
-Persistent itching of the head
-Small white particles attached to hair that are difficult to remove
-Small brown bugs that move very fast
*We no longer conduct "line-up" classroom lice checks but if a child is having and sign/symptoms listed above they are sent to the clinic for assessment. We do not give specific information on particular children or classrooms that have had incidences of lice. For more information please refer to the link on our website under Hart Elementary/Clinic drop down tab. On the left side there is a link that is always available for your education.