As we begin to settle into our second semester, the “flu” has increased throughout the state. Both children and adults need to be taking precautions to prevent coming down with this illness.
Recently at NESC, we have seen an increase in GI illnesses (Stomach Bug) and also Respiratory illnesses –congestion, cough and sore throat. Please help to reinforce with your child, the importance of hand washing, especially before eating/handling food; after coughing or sneezing; after using bathrooms or being in public places. The School nurse has been into each classroom discussing with students the importance of washing our hands and covering our coughs and sneezes. The Flu and other illnesses are easily spread by touching eyes, nose or mouth with “germy” hands. Remember to cough into arm.
In order to keep our student populations healthy, prevent the spread of illness, and keep the Flu out of school, please keep sick children home from school and out of other activities if ill with Flu-like symptoms.
In order to assist with this we are asking that students be kept home from School if they exhibit any of the following symptoms:
Headaches with Fever
Stomach with Fever
They should remain at home until fever-free for at least 24 hours after last dose of fever reducing medication (such as Tylenol, Advil or Motrin). All children with fevers (100 degrees or greater) should be kept home, regardless of symptoms.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact District Nurse Deirdre Dugan at (812)397-5390 Ext 1115.
Dr. Mark Baker, Superintendent
Deirdre Dugan, Corporation Nurse