Cold and flu season is here and has the potential to impact your family at home and the children in our classrooms. That’s why we are asking you to partner with us to help keep the flu out of our schools.
As a proactive measure, WJCC Schools custodial teams work hard to clean and disinfect areas that students and staff touch frequently such as door knobs, desktops and tables. Students are also provided opportunities throughout the school day to wash their hands with soap and water to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
There are things you can do at home to help prevent the spread of colds and flu as well. For example, it’s not too late for your family to get flu shots. They are available at most doctors’ offices, pharmacies, and the health department. Also, please remind your children that they should cover their mouths and noses with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. If there is no tissue available, they should cough or sneeze into their upper sleeve or elbow. And, remember that everyone should wash their hands thoroughly, multiple times a day.
Children who are not feeling well or who are running a fever should stay home and, if necessary, be seen by your family’s health care provider. Anyone with a fever is potentially contagious and should not be at school until he or she is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. You can read more about the flu and get Information about general student health matters by visiting the school division website, wjccschools.org.
Thank you for your assistance in keeping our children and staff healthy and happy in our schools.