Adults and children should follow common practices to stay healthy. Please reinforce with your children the importance of every-day good health habits to avoid illnesses including:
- Frequently washing hands
- Using a tissue when sneezing or coughing and then throwing it away
- Keeping fingers out of eyes, nose, and mouth
- Not sharing water bottles or similar containers
- Staying home when sick.
When children have a fever, they need to stay home from school and be fever free, without the aid of fever-reducing medication, for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Is your child too sick for school?
Germ Prevention Strategies
Links to forms
Parent Tip Sheet: Is my child too sick for school
Plans of Care
Asthma for younger children
Asthma for older children and teens
Individual Health Plan
My Child’s General Health Information
Permission for My Child to Carry Inhaler, Epipen and/or Diabetes Medicine
Permission for My Child to Receive Medication at School
Vaccine Form: Required Form if Entering a GA School for the First Time
Vaccine Form: Religious Waiver
Fact sheet: What You Need to Know
Fact sheet: What to Do If You Are Sick
Poster: Stop the Spread of Germs
Tips for staying well
- Staying away from others with fever, cough or runny nose.
- Encouraging frequent hand-washing.
- Keeping noses and mouths covered when coughing or sneezing.
- Making sure your family members are up to date on their vaccinations.
- Keeping hard surfaces clean to help prevent the spread of germs.
- Giving your child’s immune system a boost with plenty of sleep, exercise and a nutrient-rich diet full of flu-fighting fruits, vegetables, and protein.