Message from our Nurse
We tend to see an increase in illnesses among our students during the winter months. There are many viruses in the environment and our children are in close contact with each other. We spend more time inside and we tend to keep doors and windows closed to prevent heat from escaping, restricting air exchange in our enclosed spaces. Nasal passages dry out from exposure to dry heat making us more susceptible to communicable illness.
Here are some tips to stay healthy this winter:
Wash hands often, especially before eating.
Keep hands away from your face.
Cough/sneeze into your elbow.
Use a tissue to cough or sneeze.
Eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables to ensure adequate vitamin intake.
Get adequate sleep.
To help prevent the spread of illness, if your child has any of the following symptoms, please keep him/her home for at least 24 hours after the symptoms are gone (without the use of medication).
Fever (temperature over 100 degrees).
Vomiting or diarrhea
Congested , productive cough
Thick heavy secretions from nose
Drainage from eyes.
Keep well and stay healthy,
Annemarie Hogan, SCNT