Just a quick reminder that tomorrow Friday, January 18th is an early release day to allow for staff development. Then on Monday, January 21st we have NO SCHOOL in observation of Martin Luther King's birthday. School resumes on Tuesday at the regular time.
As we approach February, traditionally the peak flu time, I've included the healthy habits list we talk about with our students. If you've questions about the flu please contact our school nurse at 413-4902.
Practicing good health habits can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. A list of prevention tips are provided here.
1. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
3. Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Here's hoping we all stay well this school year!