The CDC called this flu season an widespread epidemic. Please remember to keep you child home if they have a fever of 100.°F and above. Medicating with fever reducing medication will not stop the spread of the infection. They may return to school after they have been fever free for 24 hours without the help of fever reducing medication. Please see poster from the CDC for more information on protecting your family and what to do if you do get the flu.

Steps to Prevent Illness

School is in session and so are germs that can cause illnesses. Keeping your child and Williams staff informed about wellness is our schools best defense against illness. Since it is difficult to predict when the flu season will begin, the severity of the season and how long it will last it is best to educate ourselves on what we can do to keep the flu at bay. The best and up-to-date information may be reviewed at the Center of Disease Controls web page. Follow the link http://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Vision, Hearing and Pre-diabetic screening

As mandated by the state of Texas, Williams will soon begin vision, hearing and pre-diabetic screening for the following grades: PK, KG, 1st, 3rd, 5th.
In addition, 5th grade will have scoliosis screening.

Illness

KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME WHEN:

Child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher
Child has diarrhea or vomiting
Child has a rash of unknown origin
Child has' red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes "glued" shut
Child complains of ear pain with or without fever

YOUR CHILD MAY RETURN WHEN:

Child is fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducers.
Child is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours
You have consulted a healthcare professional.*
You have consulted a healthcare professional for the appropriate antibiotic therapy.*
You have consulted a healthcare professional for appropriate care.*

Upon returning to school the child must bring a signed release from the health care professional to the school nurse's office, or report to the nurse free of symptoms.

REMEMBER: -Medications must be kept in the school clinic with a doctor's and a parent's signature authorizing permission for dispensing the medication., including cough drops and other over the counter medicines.

You know your children best, if they don't seem well, they probably aren't.
Keep them home and consult a health care professional if necessary.

NOTE: PLEASE KEEP EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS CURRENT IN THE CLINIC - YOUR CHILD MAY NEED YOU!

Deja su niño(a) en la casa sl:

Tiene una temperatura de 100 F/37.7' 0 mas.
Tiene diarrea o estavomitado.
Tiene un sarpuilido de origen desconocido.
Tiene los ojos rojos y corriendo o despierta con los ojos pegados.
Tiene dolor en los oidos con o sin flebre.

Su niño(a) puede regresar cuando:

Esta Ilbre de fiebre por 24 horas sin tomar Tylenol 0 otro tipo de medicina para reducer flebre.
Esta libre de diarrea o vómito.
Usted hi consultado un doctor. Usted ha consultado un doctor para terapia antlbiótico.*
Usted ha consultado un doctor terapia antibiótico*.
Cuando su nino(a) regress a la escuela debe de tener una nota firrnado por el doctor
o estar libre de los sintomas.

OBSERVA Favor de tener numeros de emergencia corrientes. Puede ser que tus hijos te necesitan. Recuedese que los medicamentos tienen que estar en la clinica de la escuela con las firmas del doctor y de 80s padres autorizando permisión para dispensar el medicamento. Recuérdese que niños pueden atascar con pildoras de tos. Hay que dejartos con la enfermera de la escuela.

Giving your child Tylenol before they come to school
does not constitute healing.

El darle Tylenol a su hijo/a no significa que esta curado. Debe dejarlo en casa hasta
que la fiebre halla cesado.