Winter Health Tips Reminder from Ms. Marasciulo

Winter Health Tips Reminder from Ms. Marasciulo
Posted on 01/24/2018
Winter Health Tips Reminder from Ms. Marasciulo

January 24, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This season’s flu outbreak is becoming more widespread.  In an effort to be more proactive in keeping our children healthy we encourage you to review the following information recommended by the CDC.  


  • CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them. (Including but not limited to -  school and extracurricular activities -  i.e. sports, dance, music lessons, etc)

  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. (Your fever should be gone for 24 hours without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.)

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.

Please keep in mind that children are in a classroom in close proximity to other students and teachers all day long.  If a child is sick, they really cannot concentrate or function properly in the classroom, in addition, it is easy to pass the illness to others.

In order for your child to get well sooner, and to help keep other student and adults healthy please keep your child home if they exhibit any of the symptoms listed.


  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Runny or stuffy nose

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headaches

  • Fatigue (tiredness)

  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

I thank you in advance for your cooperation.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me.



Alyssa Marasciulo RN

School Nurse