Did you know that traditional middle school and high school biology animal dissections can do more harm than good for students? There are psychological, physical and environmental dangers associated with animal dissections putting your student at risk. Over the next several days we will take a closer look at the physical risks that may harm your student. Check back here tomorrow!
If your child becomes sick, please follow the illness guidelines. This way a student will not infect the rest of the school.
Kids must stay home from school if they have:
- A fever of 100 or greater in the past 24 hours
- A cold in the active stages – (coughing, sneezing, nasal drainage)
- A sore throat
- Swollen neck glands
- Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- Acute pain that requires relief by narcotic medication
- An undiagnosed rash or skin eruption
Cancel your Y3K Tutor In Your Home appointment if someone is sick. In the unlikely event that one of our tutors becomes ill, they will cancel as well. We do not want to spread illness from one family to another.
Stay home from school when sick (including colds). There is no need to make all of the other children in the classroom and the rest of the school sick too.
Avoid people who are sick. Don’t allow anyone that is sick to infect you.
Do not touch your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way and can make you sick.
Vomiting and/or diarrhea (stomach bug) are often transmitted via a fecal/oral route. This means virus is shed in the stool, gets on hands and then enters the body through the mouth. Thorough aggressive hand washing after using the bathroom helps prevent this type of illness.
Make hand-washing fun for kids. A great way is to sing a song and model thoroughly soaping up!
Germs that make us sick attach to our hands as we touch exposed surfaces. To prevent putting these germs into our bodies, we need to not only wash our hands, but wash them the correctly. Lather up using warm water and soap and rub your hands aggressively for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse with water.
Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spreading of illness. Frequent hand washing especially before eating and after going to the bathroom is essential.