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It's Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu season is upon us! Please remember that washing hands frequently and covering coughs and sneezes are effective ways of preventing the spread of germs. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) also recommends that everyone 6 months & older get a flu vaccine each year.

If your student is sick with a fever of 100F or above, please keep your student home until he/she is fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of any medication.

Please do NOT send any medication (including cough drops) inside a student's backpack or lunch pack as this creates a risk to all students sharing medication or skipping doses of medication that they should have been taking.

If your child needs to take medication during school hours, please drop off the medication and paperwork to the school office so staff can assist your child.

Remember, the attendance call-line at your school is available 24 hours. If your child becomes ill late at night, you can still leave a message on the attendance line. You don't need to wait for the morning to call.

Thank you for working together to keep our campuses safe and healthy!

Download the
Flu Guide for Parents

Visit www.saratogausd.org/health for more information from District Nurse Cristina Lee.