A Message From Ms. Lilly
RNE Newsletter December 14th, 2017
The Principal's Office
I want to thank you all for your patience and support last Friday! We dismissed 544 students between noon and 1:30! I hope you all enjoyed some family time during our snowy weekend. Who would have thought we would have a hurricane, eclipse and snowfall all within the first 18 weeks of school!
Today our PTA provided 3 dozen cookies for our staff members. Thank you to everyone who contributed cookies. They all smelled amazing!
We have one more week left in the first semester. Don't forget that next Thursday is a Release Day and we will not have school. Thank you for all of your support to make first semester a success.
Enjoy the weekend!
Worried about Flu Season?
In Fulton County Schools, Student Health Services works in collaboration with our Registered School Nurses, Clinic Assistants, Administrators, and school staff to ensure we adhere to our guidelines for identifying, reporting, managing and preventing suspected and/or confirmed infectious illnesses. By working together, we can help reduce the transmission of the flu and other infectious illnesses in the schools and community.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. And by the way, it is a myth: A Flu Shot Won’t Make You Sick. The vaccine is made up of antibodies, an inactive virus that cannot transmit infection.
What else can you do to help prevent the spread of the flu and other infectious illnesses?
The first thing is simple….WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY! Wash hands often with soap and water. If soap and water is not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer/rub. Did you know the single most important thing you can do to prevent the spread of infectious illnesses is washing your hands? While most of us already know this, it is sometimes hard to remember this simple little important task during a busy day.
Some additional preventive measures you can do to help reduce the spread of flu and other infectious illnesses include:
· Teach children not to share personal items like drinks, food, eating utensils or other personal items such as
towels, combs, brushes, clothes, and cosmetics;
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and properly dispose of used tissues. If you do not have a tissue, use your elbow, arm or sleeve when coughing or sneezing instead of the hand (avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth – germs spread this way);
· Wash athletic practice clothing each day, and shower after any contact sport;
· Stay home if you are sick and not going to a medical care facility, especially during the first days of illness when symptoms are more severe and the infection is most contagious. Return to work or school only after symptoms have improved and after you have had no fever for at least 24 hours;
· Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick;
· Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu. Viruses lurk in places you wouldn’t think. Everyone is vulnerable to picking up viruses.
· Eat healthy food (fruits and veggies) and drink plenty of fluids;
· Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date;
· Take flu antiviral medications if your doctor prescribes them;
· Again, get vaccinated against the flu – flu vaccination is the best protection against the flu, and wash your hands frequently!