What the schools are planning for cases of swine flu….

Schools superintendent Michael Soltman dropped me this note & asked that I post it right away – take the time to read it…it’s pretty important:

Dear Students, Families, and Staff:

As you are aware there have been confirmed cases of Swine Flu reported
across the United States in the last few weeks.  Our school works
closely with local, state, and national health agencies to investigate
any illnesses and/or infections.  We want to remind parents and staff of
the importance of prevention and how to stay safe.

Please remember that students should stay home when they have any of
the symptoms listed below…

Symptoms of Swine Flu:
●    Fever 100° (or more), cough, sore throat, body aches, headache,
chills, fatigue.

What You Can Do To Prevent the Spread of Swine Flu:
●    Sneeze or cough into your elbow, sleeve or a tissue.  Throw the
tissue in the trash after use.
●    Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you
cough or sneeze.  Alcohol based hand sanitizers are also effective.
●    Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.  Germs spread can be
spread that way.
●    If you are sick, stay home!

For more information on the Swine Flu please visit the following Web
sites:
www.cdc.gov/swineflu/mitigation/htm
www.cdc.gov
www.doe.gov
www.doh.wa.gov

School Policy regarding ill students:
●    Students with an oral temperature of 37.8 C (100.0 F) or more,
plus a cough and/or sore throat will be sent home from school.
●    Students should stay home until they are symptom free.

Any confirmed cases of Swine Flu will result in schools being closed
for a minimum of seven (7) days by the San Juan County Health
Department.  Notification will be through online press and district
website.  Travel activities (sports and field trips) will be considered
on a case by case basis, depending upon destination and recommendations
by the Health Department.  If you have any further questions please do
not hesitate to call the district office, 378-4133.
Sincerely,

Michel Soltman
Superintendent of Schools

Posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm by

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