We are taking steps to reduce the spread of flu in Kearsarge Regional School District. As
you may know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. We want to keep the school
open during this flu season. But, we need your help to do this.
We are working closely with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Communicable Disease Control Section to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about
the best steps to take concerning schools. We will keep you updated with new information
when it becomes available.
For now we are doing everything we can to keep our school functioning as usual. Here are a
few things you can do to help.
- Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an
- alcohol-based hand rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.
- Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or utensils.
- Teach your children to cover up their coughs or sneezes using their elbow,
- instead of their hand when a tissue is unavailable.
- Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100
- degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), and cough, sore throat, a runny or
- stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit
- or have diarrhea.
- Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever
- or do not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs. Keeping children with
- a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected. Any child
- determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
- If your child/children are absent, please call each school that your child/children
- attend to report any influenza type illness. We are participating in the State of N.H. daily
- influenza surveillance program.
- When calling the school to report your child/children absence, please report the
- name of your child/children, grade and specific symptoms such as: fever, cough, sore
- throat, body aches, fatigue or other flu-like symptoms.
KRES at New London 526-4737
Springfield Kindergarten 763-9051
Sutton Elementary 927-4215
KRES at Bradford 938-5959
Simonds Elementary 456-2241
KRHS 927-4261 (press #1 for attendance line)
For more information, visit www.flu.gov, or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current
information about the flu. For more information about flu in our community and what our
school is doing, visit Kearsarge Regional School District website or call Communicable
Disease Control Section at the Division of Public Health Services (603) 271-4496 and speak
to the Public Health Professional on call if you have specific influenza related questions. We
will notify you of any additional changes to our school's strategy to prevent the spread of
Last Modified on 10/5/2009 8:03:47 PM