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Submitted by on Thu 17/08/17 14:16

Due to the terrible flu season this year, we need your help!
If your child gets sick, it is often most appropriate to keep him/her home from school. A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other children and staff. Please make arrangements for childcare ahead of time so you will not be caught without a place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.
Please note that you should NOT send your child to school if he/she has:
1. Fever in the past 24 hours
2. Vomiting in the past 24 hours
3. Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
4. Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school).
5. Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at night.
The symptoms of flu can include:

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • muscle and joint pain
  • tiredness or extreme exhaustion
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • nasal congestion

If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. It is essential that we have a current phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone numbers change during the year, please notify the Administration Office urgently.
These guidelines are meant to serve the best interests of all the children and staff in our school. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Administration Office on 3347 6444.

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