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Stomach Virus Alert

Please be aware that we are experiencing a high rate of absences due to a stomach virus that is making it’s way through the school. Last week, we averaged 50 students per day who were absent with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and fever. The virus is very contagious in that we are seeing it spread through classrooms and families.

The absence rate is continuing this week, with 5-6 students absent in some classrooms with this virus. As a school, we are asking students to NOT share water bottles and we are disinfecting all surfaces and door knobs as frequently as possible.

If your child shows symptoms of this illness, PLEASE keep your child home. Do not send your child back to school until s/he is symptom free for 24 hours. The Ottawa County Health Department sent an alert out to all schools last week regarding the illness and asked that we follow the “24 hour symptom free” recommendation.  Please help us out by keeping your child home until s/he is symptom free.

Remember to call the office to excuse your child, 797-9797.

As I sign off, I am making a mad dash for the hand sanitizer! Mrs. Reagan

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