It's that time of year again, flu season. AES staff are remaining vigilant to help prevent the spread of the flu and other contagious illnesses at school. Health education and promoting hand washing, covering of coughs and sneezes are the first line of defense for students.
From our student handbook:
"When a child is sick in the morning before coming to school, it is better to keep him/her home. This prevents spreading of any contagious disease and solves the problem of parents having to pick up the child from school when he/she becomes too ill to stay. There is no place available at the school for a sick child to rest. If a child has a fever they will be sent home. No Exceptions...Students returning to school after recuperating from a communicable disease must bring a note from a doctor. Please let the teachers know when your child is ill and will not be in school for a period of time longer than three days. This will allow the teacher time to prepare materials necessary for the required assignments. Students may expect extra help from the teacher with make-up work, although this may mean time after school. To avoid interrupting classes, missed assignments will be ready after 2:40 pm."
Below is some helpful information from the CDC regarding the flu: