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    Flu Vaccine Information Sheet

    Accute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is a condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, which can result from a variety of causes.  Practicing good hygiene is one way to protect yourself and your family from diseases that can cause AFM.  Read more: AFM Symptoms.


    When do I keep my child home due to illnes?

    Parents should keep their child home from school because of a serious illness, injury or a condition that can be passed on to other children. Although no comprehensive list is possible, the following conditions may be considered appropriate reasons to keep a student home from school:

    Examples of serious illness or injury:

    • Vomiting
    • Temperature 100 °F or greater. Children with a fever (> 100 °F) must stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
    • Abdominal pain
    • Earache
    • Head injury
    • Adverse medication effect
    • Suspected fracture
    • Chest pain
    • Severe pain
    • Severe shortness of breath or wheezing

    Examples of possible communicable conditions:

    • Vomiting
    • Loose stools/diarrhoea
    • Suspected communicable disease
    • Nuisance condition not currently being treated (e.g., ringworm, scabies, head lice)
    • Red, draining eyes
    • Persistent runny nose with yellow/green discharge, accompanied by fever
    • Productive cough, accompanied by fever
    • Undiagnosed rash

    Does my child have a Cold or Flu?  Flu Guide


    Over the counter or prescribed medications to be administered to students at school must be approved by a physician. 

    The unopened medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian and accompanied by:

    Parent's Request to Administer Medication at School