It’s that time of year where we need to take extra care to stay healthy.
Frequent hand-washing is one of the simplest — and most effective — ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Remind your child to wash his or her hands:
Before eating food
After using the toilet
After blowing his or her nose, coughing, or sneezing
Other school health tips
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Teach your child to cough or sneeze into a tissue — then toss it. If it isn’t possible to reach a tissue in time, remind your child to cough or sneeze into the crook of his or her arm.
- Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth. Remind your child that germs spread this way.
- Steer clear of colds. When possible, help or encourage your child to avoid close contact with anyone who has a cold.
- Stay home and rest when you are sick. Please keep your child home when they aren’t feeling well.