The CH-UH Schools Are Prepared and
Here’s How You Can Help
Flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, we are taking steps to reduce the spread of flu in the CH-UH District. We want to keep the schools open and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, but we need your help to do this.
The District is preparing in the following ways to help prevent, and lessen,
the impact of the flu.
Staff and administrators will be encouraged to receive a vaccination for the H1N1 virus.
Tissues and hand sanitizer will be available in all classrooms.
All staff will be educated on the proper steps to take should a case arise in the schools.
Custodial staff is enhancing their daily cleaning routines.
Signs will be posted in all buildings to remind students of healthy habits.
As a parent, here are a few things you can do to help.
Reinforce good hand washing with your children. Encourage them to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.
Reinforce that children should not share personal items like drinks, food, or unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. When tissues are unavailable, children should cover up coughs or sneezes using the elbow, arm, or sleeve instead of the hand.
What to do if your child is sick.
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a
fever or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs. Flu symptoms usually last 3-5 days. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.
Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
For more information visit www.flu.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO. We will notify you of any additional changes to our school’s strategy to prevent the spread of flu.
Any updates or new information will be made available to parents as soon as possible should any problems arise. We are doing everything we can to keep our schools functioning as usual.