>Dear Parents,

We know that H1N1 is something that is on everyone’s minds these days. As a school we encourage you to take every precaution from teaching your child to sneeze in their elbow, to frequent hand washing, and keeping them home when they are sick.
While we don’t send home for every cough and sneeze, we are certainly are keeping a close eye on your children for illness. feverWe would really appreciate you taking the same precaution in keeping your child home if they are not well. We cannot prevent everything, but if your child has a green runny nose (which indicates virus/infection), they are most likely contagious and should not be in school.
Below you will find an article about the swine flu and if you click the link there are suggestions on how to prevent the spread of germs. Please know that if and when we get a confirmed case of H1N1 we will send a notice home to the parents. As of right now, we have a confirmed seasonal flu case, and many children with colds, coughs, and flu like symptoms.
Warmly,
Carol & Andrea

Swine Flu Update:
Swine FluOn October 24, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring swine flu a national emergency. To help early childhood programs react to this epidemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated (as of October 21) its guidelines for early childhood programs. These guidelines offer detailed advice on the following recommendations.
*Get vaccinated against the flu;
*Stay home when sick;
*Conduct daily health checks;
*Separate ill children and staff;
*Encourage hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette;
*Perform routine environmental cleaning;
*Encourage early treatment;
*Consider selective early childhood program closures.
For more information on preventing H1N1 please click HERE

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