Cold and Flu Season is among us

FMCSD offers some helpful tips and reminders as we enter cold and flu season!

As we enter the cold and flu season, there are some helpful tips and reminders that we would like to share!

Remember the 3 C’s! 

  • Cover your cough and sneeze – use your elbow or a tissue to help!
  • Clean  your hands – use soap and water and sing the happy birthday song twice while washing in between fingers, up to wrists, and around your finger nails!
  • Contain those germs – stay home when you are sick and not feeling well!

Other ways to combat illness are to dress appropriately for the weather – items such as; stocking hats, gloves, winter coats, snow boots, and more will help. Wash and sanitize your hands throughout the day, not just when they are visibly dirty!

Fevers – Students are sent home when they have a fever of 100*F, students may return to the school when they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without fever reducing medication, such as tylenol or motrin.

Vomiting – Students may attend school if they have had no vomiting for at least 24 hours,  they must also be fever free.

Antibiotics – When students are prescribed an antibiotic for a contagious disease, they may return to school 24 hours after starting their treatment or when released by a physician, but they must also be fever free and not have vomited in the last 24 hours. If your child needs over the counter medications, they must bring a permission slip with the medication to the school nurse.

If you have illness or medical specific questions, please contact your school’s nurse!

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