Cold & Flu Season
Here is some information regarding the cold and flu season. If you have any questions after you read the documents, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Kalish at 914-937-3600 x3050.
NOTE ABOUT FLU, CONJUNCTIVITIS, STREP, AND STOMACH VIRUS
We are aware that from time to time cases of the flu, conjunctivitis, strep, and stomach virus become present in our school. Please be aware that our custodial staff works diligently to clean the building appropriately. They have been made aware of products and solutions approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and will be using these products to clean our facilities. Surfaces such as tables, chairs, floors, bathrooms and other common shared spaces are given extra attention.
We would also like to remind families of our school practice regarding students returning to school after such illnesses. Adhering to these practices not only helps your child, but can help prevent the spread of these illnesses in the school. Before returning to school:
- Please make sure your child has not vomited for at least 24-hours of the last reported instance of vomiting.
- Please make sure your child is “fever free” for at least 24-hours without the use of any medication.
- Please make sure your child has taken medicine for strep throat for at least 48-hours after diagnosis.
- Please make sure that your child has taken medicine for bacterial conjunctivitis for at least 24-hours after diagnosis.