Influenza-like illness resources
Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) is the phrase being used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to describe a person who shows symptoms of any type of flu.
In the wake of H1N1, the school district remains vigilant in
monitoring absenteeism and the situation closely in our schools and will
continue to work closely with our school nurses and the local health department
to provide the safest learning environment possible for all of our students. The
district is continuing to encourage students to use strategies to prevent
For example, hand sanitizers are now available in all school buildings for student, staff and visitor use. Our maintenance staff continues its daily routine of sanitizing all parts of our buildings according to standards established by our local and state health departments.
School nurses are on the lookout for students with flu-like symptoms. Students who have these symptoms are sent home for recuperation and to prevent the spread of the flu. When parents/guardians call the school to report that their children are sick, they will be asked if the child has flu-like symptoms. Please understand that providing this information is completely voluntary. We are collecting the data at the request of local and state health departments and to track levels and types of illness in the district.
To help keep you, your children and our school community healthy, please follow the recommendations set forth by the Center for Disease Control to prevent the spread of influenza and other illnesses:
For more information on H1N1 virus and influenza-like illness, including helpful resources for students, staff and parents, visit the links provided below.
WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
Call the 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-800-808-1987