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Current Alerts

Please follow this handy chart to help determine whether your child has a cold or the flu:

Is it the Cold or the Flu?

SymptomsColdFlu
FeverRareUsual, high(100 -102) lasts 3-4 days

Headache

RareCommon
General Aches & PainsSlightUsual, often severe
Fatigue, WeaknessSometimesUsual, can last 2-3 weeks
Extreme ExhaustionNeverUsual. at the beginning of illness
Stuffy NoseCommonSometimes
SneezingUsualSometimes
Sore ThroatCommonSometimes
Chest Discomfort, CoughMild to Moderate, hacking coughCommon, can be severe

Please note we do not stock cough medicine or decongestants in the Health Office.  If you anticipate that your child will need cough drops during the school day, please send in a bag of cough drops with a note from a parent.

Facts about Seasonal Influenza

Hand Foot Mouth Disease Fact Sheet


Head Lice Fact Sheets:

CDC Information on Lice Treatment


Ticks & Mosquitoes:

Please continue to perform daily tick checks, especially after playing outside.  Please refer to the following websites for more information on ticks and Lyme disease:

Lyme Disease Fact Sheet

Mosquito & Tick Bite Fact Sheet