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?
Links to forms
Plans of Care
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.