The influenza virus is a contagious respiratory illness that generally presents suddenly with high fevers, cough, body aches, fatigue, sore throat and sometimes stomach upset as well. It is typically passed through droplets in the air (or on hands) from coughing, sneezing or even talking, but it can also be spread through surface contact. It can range from mild to severe, but is typically treated at home with rest, hydration and treating the symptoms with medication.
Good hygiene habits are especially important this time of year, and please keep your children home from school if they are sick.
The CDC is a reliable source on all things flu: https://www.cdc.
Please take some time to read and prepare to help keep our amazing students healthy!