It is especially important that we all eat healthy meals, drink plenty
of fluids, wash our hands before eating and get plenty of rest to help
avoid getting ill. Sounds like common sense, but in today's busy
world it takes some effort to stay healthy. As for the plenty
of rest, most adolescents require about 10 hours of sleep each night.
Another way to keep yourself and your child healthy is to provide a
tobacco-free environment at home. The following are some guidelines
for student attendance. Do not send your student to school if:
1. If your child's temperature is 100 degrees or above
2. If you child has vomited during the night or early morning
3. If your child has upper respiratory symptoms that will interfere
with school work
4. If your child has extreme fatigue, achy muscles, and loss of appetite
If your child is home with any of the above symptoms of illness a call
to your physician's office is a good idea. Before returning to school,
your child needs to be fever free (without medication) and have not vomited for AT LEAST 24
Swine /H1N1 Influenza - update
Influenza is thought to spread mainly
person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. There are many
things you can to do to prevent getting and spreading influenza. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
To a list of Flu Vaccine locations by zipcode call: 314-644-4FLU
For an Action Steps for Parents to Protect your Family from the Flu this year go to: http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/schools/toolkit/parentfactsheet2.htm
Please download an H1N1 Parent Brochure under Downloadable Forms
TIPS from the CDC: What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
Stay informed. The CDC (website will be updated regularly as
information becomes available.
Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person
through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the
tissue in the trash after you use it.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or
sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or
school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
Follow public health advice regarding school closures,
avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.
Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information