Keeping Your Student Healthy
Dear Glennwood Eagle Families,
There are several things you can do at home to keep everyone healthy. Here are some tips to remember:
*WASH, WASH, WASH your hands! This is still the best defense against illness. Encourage your children to wash, especially before meals. To ensure they are taking enough time to adequately kill germs, have them sing the ABC song while scrubbing.
*Get plenty of rest. School-age children should be getting 9-11 hours of sleep each night. Grown-ups should try to get 8 hours.
*Drink lots of fluids and eat a well balanced diet-especially breakfast! I do see a fair number of children with stomach aches and/or headaches due to hunger and dehydration. Please send your child to school with a water bottle.
*Dress appropriately for cold weather. Layers are often best so they can be comfortable as the temperatures rise throughout the day. Even in cool weather, students need exercise and fresh air during recess.
Unfortunately, even with the best care, a virus can make us sick. Cold symptoms are best relieved with rest and fluids. If symptoms are mild, the child is fever-free and has the energy to get through the day, they are welcome at school. Flu symptoms are more severe, rapid in onset and include fever, body aches and significant fatigue.
For detailed information of when to leave your child at home, please see our sick policy.