•                                       Is it a cold .....or the FLU?        cold or flu
    Respiratory FLU season usually begins around January in the schools.  You can avoid severe symptoms, or even getting the flu altogether by getting a flu shot in October or November.
     
                    COLD Symptoms                VS          FLU Symptoms
                    Sneezing and congestion                Muscle aches      
                    Hacking coughing                            Temperature over 102 degrees
                    Runny nose                                     Dry cough
                    Sore throat                                     Yellow or green phlegm
                    Low fever possible                          Bad headaches
                                                                            Excessive sleeping 
     
    Students with a temperature of 100 degrees or more will not be allowed at school.  Only a doctor can diagnose the flu.  Antiviral medications are only available through your doctor.  To be effective, antiviral medications must be started within the first 48 hours of flu symptoms. The flu is a virus, so antibiotics are not effective.   Please bring a doctor's statement to return to school.