Important News from Adams Elementary

Good Afternoon Adams Families – 

Please read on for some news you can use…

Influenza at Adams

We are seeing an increased number of students out with illnesses here at Adams. As we navigate the peak of cold and flu (influenza) season, and to prevent wide spread influenza in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. 

To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
  • Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
  • Headache
  • Mild stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if they have any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mouth and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication like advil/ibuprofen Tylenol/acetaminophen)
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently
  • Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school.  Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

I also recommend seeking treatment and a diagnosis if your child has flu-like symptoms. If your child is diagnosed with the flu, please contact the school or me directly.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

Sincerely,

Nichoel Fry BSN, RN

Fry_n@4j.lane.edu

Regional Nurse for Adams Elementary

What We are Doing Here…

We have allocated extra custodial resources to do disinfecting wipe downs of high-touch areas and items.  Our custodial crew do this again tomorrow as we go into the weekend.  We will monitor attendance next week and see if any particular grades or parts of the school appear to have more cases.  Special thank you to Randy and Kimberly for taking on this task.

We DO Have School Tomorrow.

Please remember that due to the approved schedule changes to make up for days lost to inclement weather, we do have school tomorrow.  It was originally scheduled as a professional development day.   Thanks for getting your kiddos here on time 

Reading Olympics Kick Off TOMORROW – Spirit Week Next Week…

Reading Olympics packets will come home with your student tomorrow.  All the information you need to know should be included.

To celebrate the beginning of our Olympics and the coming spring break we are having Adams Spirit Week

Monday:  Crazy socks day.  Wear you mismatched, colorful, wacky socks to school for all to see.

Tuesday: Wacky hats, hair and headgear!  Use your head and get creative.

Wednesday: Adams Spirit Day!  Wear our glorious colors, green and purple, your Adams shirt or hoodie.  All the green and purple you’ve got!

Thursday: Get your gear on! Show us your favorite team colors and logos or dress for your favorite out-of-school activity

Friday: Super cozy pajama day!  Wear your favorite pajamas of comfy clothes and get ready to snuggle up and READ!

We are looking forward to a wonderful week!

Best,

Principal Kevin

 

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