The Little Rock School District would like to provide you with tips to help keep your family healthy during flu season. Health officials remind us of these four tips which are common sense and practiced daily, but are the best defense to keep yourself and your family well:
- wash your hands frequently
- use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
- avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid physical contact with anyone who displays symptoms
H1N1 is caused by the Influenza type A. Symptoms include:
- sore throat
- body aches
If your child exhibits any of these symptoms, please do not send him or her to school, just as a precautionary measure and to ensure that others do not become sick as well.
In our schools we have implemented a daily routine to emphasis frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer when entering a room and wiping down the desks at the end of the day with disinfectant wipes.
The district works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC and has a pandemic flu policy in place.
Please see the links to the right for information and forms you will need to fill out.