From the Nurse:
Remember that prevention is the best medicine. I encourage the “flu shot”, frequent handwashing &/or use of hand sanitizer, covering coughs & sneezes, and avoiding touching eyes, nose & mouth. It’s very important not to share personal items such as cups and towels.
If your child becomes ill, please do not allow him/her to return to school until fever is gone for at least 24 hours without fever-reducing drugs.
WARNING: please do not give your child any products containing aspirin when they have the flu or appear to have just recovered from the flu. Check the list of ingredients on the container for words such as aspirin or salicylates or acetyl salicylic acid. These substances can lead to Reyes Syndrome, which can be deadly. For a complete list of products, check out www.reyessyndrome.org Even Pepto-Bismol contains salicylates.