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Student Illness Guidelines

Remember keeping hands clean through improved hand hygiene is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

How you should wash your hands.

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Be sure to lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Thank you for helping keep our schools healthy!

Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Parents, teachers and other school staff share a responsibility to prevent the spread of disease to others. As many children are still developing their personal hygiene habits, please join us in taking the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of disease and illness. Please encourage them to practice good hand washing, cover their cough with a tissue or elbow, and do not share personal items. Here are some guidelines to help you determine when children are too sick for school:

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