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Flu guidelines

'Stay home if you are sick'

February 04, 2018


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It seems that the influenza and the “stomach bug” are making their presence here at the Bancroft-Rosalie school. Please keep the following in mind:


Symptoms may start quickly: fever, body aches, chills, dry cough, headache, sore throat and stuffy nose. Some diagnosed Influenza A cases are also experiencing vomiting and diarrhea as well as conjunctivitis (pink eye). Students diagnosed with influenza should stay home 5 days after symptoms start.

For a child diagnosed with influenza:

Encourage them to increase their fluid intake (water, Gatorade) and get lots of rest. Take Ibuprofen and Acetominophen to reduce fever, for body aches and sore throat. NO ASPIRIN.

Cover coughs, wash hands frequently and stay home from all activities.

***If your child has a fever of 100 or greater, they should not return to school until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-lowering medications. If they are sent home from school with a fever, we will not expect to see them back the next day.

Stomach flu:

Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, non-bloody diarrhea and stomach cramps with low-grade fever or fever.

***If your student has been experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home 24-48 hours after symptoms cease.

Please remember these important tips:


Get your flu vaccination if you haven’t yet.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Stay away from people who are sick and STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.






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