Adams Elementary

December 2017

Adams Elementary

Main Line # 317-862-2065

Attendance Line # 860-4288

Transportation # 862-2314

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Attention 5th Grade Parents

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Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found continues to grow. If your student is missing something, please have them check the lost and found. Unclaimed items will be donated after Winter Break.
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A Note From the Nurse

I have been seeing an increase in illness since after fall break. The following illness are the three most common I see in the clinic this time of year. Illness that results in vomiting and diarrhea without a fever (rest, hydration, bland foods; MD consult if lasting more than 24 hrs or concerned regarding dehydration). Illness that results in fever, sore throat, cough (could be influenza and if caught early may be treated with an antiviral medication). Illness that results in fever, sore throat, headache, stomach ache (strep symptoms that should be screened by a doctor to see if an antibiotic is needed to treat). It is very important with the increase in illness that parents continue to follow the illness guidelines for keeping their student home. The quick guidelines are to keep your kids home until they have been fever free for 24 hrs prior to return or vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hrs prior to return. We consider a fever as a temp over 100 degrees. I'm including the following article since influenza incidence has been increasing in last few weeks. It is not too late to get a flu shot. Marion County Health Department (MCHD) has walk in clinics and days you can make appointments. The closest MCHD location is 505 E National Ave, phone number 221-5700.

About... Influenza “the flu”

What is Influenza?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the respiratory tract. The illness can be mild to severe and can be fatal in some people. Although anyone can become infected with influenza, the elderly, young children, or anyone with other health problems are at greater risk from developing more severe illness or suffer from the complications of influenza, such as pneumonia. Every year, more than 36,000 Americans die from influenza-related complications.

How is influenza spread?

Influenza is spread by respiratory droplets from close contact with infected persons or contact with contaminated surfaces or objects. Infection can occur when influenza viruses contact the eyes, mouth, or nose, and possibly through inhaling droplets from a sneeze or cough. Sometimes people may become infected by touching surfaces or objects contaminated with influenza viruses and then touching their eyes, mouth, or nose. Infected adults may be able to spread the virus to others about one day before they develop symptoms and up to five days after becoming sick. That means that you may be able to spread the flu to someone else before you even know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.

What are the symptoms of influenza?

Symptoms usually include: fever, chills, headache, cough, sore throat, muscle aches. Symptoms usually start about 1-4 days after being exposed and last 2-7 days.

How do I know if I have influenza?

A health care professional usually diagnoses influenza by looking at your symptoms. Sometimes your nose will be swabbed and tested for the influenza virus.

How is influenza treated?

Influenza is usually treated with fever reducers, throat or cough drops, water, and plenty of rest. If the diagnosis is made at the very beginning of the illness, a doctor may prescribe antiviral medication.

How can I protect myself from influenza?

The best protection is to get a flu shot every year before the flu season starts. Since influenza viruses change over time, it is important to get a shot each year. Each year the vaccine is remade to include the types of flu virus expected to causeillness during that flu season. The vaccine begins to protect you within a few days after vaccination, but the vaccine is not fully effective until about 14 days after vaccination. Good respiratory hygiene is important to prevent the spread of ALL respiratory infections, including influenza.

  • Use your elbow or upper arm, instead of your hands, or a tissue to cover your mouth and nose or when you cough or sneeze. Immediately throw used tissues into the wastebasket.
  • To clean your hands after coughing or sneezing, wash with soap and water, or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner if water is not available.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • If you get influenza, stay home from work, school, and social gatherings. This will help prevent others from catching your illness and gives your body the rest it needs to recover.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Many diseases often spread this way.
  • For additional information on influenza, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Web site at:http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.

Influenza (flu) including seasonal, avian, swine, pandemic, and other.

www.cdc.gov

Everything you need to know about the flu illness, including symptoms, treatment and prevention

Pre-Register as a Guest

If you plan on attending classroom parties, please remember to pre-register. This will speed up your checkin time.

Weather Emergency Procedure

All students’ homes will be called using Connect-Ed, an automated calling system, if we close or delay school. You could also listen to local radio and TV stations when inclement weather is predicted. All school closings, for any reason, will be reported to the local radio and television stations, as well as posted on the township Facebook page and Twitter as soon as the decision has been made by the superintendent of schools. Please do not call the school unless it is an emergency. Decisions of this nature are not made at the building level. Only the superintendent has the authority to close schools for a regularly scheduled school day. The superintendent may also decide to delay school for one or two hours instead of canceling the entire day. This information will also be reported over local radio and TV stations, as well as on the township Facebook page and Twitter. Please remember that we are FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY SCHOOLS CORPORATION (FTCSC) and NOT Franklin Community Schools in Franklin, IN. Every Franklin Township family should prepare plans for school delays, closing or early closing of school due to an emergency. Working parents should make the necessary arrangements for the welfare of their children in the event that any of these scenarios would occur. The early closing plans should be documented on the Emergency Release Form filled out at registration. If you do not wish to receive Connect-Ed messages, you may notify the school district by calling 317-862-2411. It may take up to five business days to process the request.

Front Office Information

Please review a few important front office policies.

  • Morning student drop off must be done in the car rider line.
  • Students arriving after 8:50 am must be signed in at the front office.
  • If there is a change in transportation for students at the end of the day, we must be notified by a Parent/Guardian before 3:00 pm. Teachers need time to make arrangements.
  • Attendance- Please review the Franklin Township policies and procedures for absences on p. 2-3 in the student handbook FTCSC section. We appreciate your cooperation.
  • If you are dropping off forgotten items for a student, we will deliver it as soon as we get a chance.
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