Feeling Sick? Please Stay Home.

Posted On Monday February 24, 2020

This flu season, in that moment when you ask yourself whether you are well enough to go to work, or if your child is well enough to go to school, we are asking you to stay home.  

Many people support the idea that they need to tough it out and go, regardless of the way they feel.  

This year, we are asking you to re-think that idea.

If you or your children have the flu, you will be the most contagious during the first three days. If you go to work unwell, or send your children to school unwell, you increase the risk of spreading illness to others.  People with suspected or confirmed flu should stay home for at least four or five days after the onset of symptoms. Not everyone with flu will have a fever.

When to stay home

  • Suspected or confirmed flu
  • Fever (at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius)
  • Stay home at least 24 hours after a fever is gone

If you are feeling sick, please stay home.

When you decide to stay home

Once the decision is made, please let us know you are keeping your child home. Follow the instructions below for attendance reporting/safe arrival.

Attendance Reporting Safe Arrival

All parents are asked to please report student absences before 8:30 am on the day of the absence (you can also report absences in advance, if they are known).

To report an absence you may choose to:
• call the toll free # 1-844-350-2647 or
• access the following website:https://go.schoolmessenger.ca or
• download App from Itunes or Google Play 

Please choose the reason for your child’s absence from school: sick, appointment, family vacation, etc. Don’t forget to wait for confirmation # to ensure your child’s absence has been recorded. A registration email will be sent to parents in advance. These emails are not spam and will contain specific parent login information for the system, as well as, instructions on how to log in as a parent to report your child’s absences. If you do not connect with the system by 8:30 am on the day of your child’s absence from school, and when the teacher has completed attendance for his/her class, then a report will be dispatched for all.

 

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