Please Note: All absences are to be called into the nurse at 203-452-4228 as the absentee line is no longer available. Each absence from school requires both a phone call to the school on the day of the absence and a note the day the child returns to school for the child’s file. If a child is absent for more than three consecutive days, a note is needed from the child’s physician.

Lice Information Sheet

Please read: How parents can discuss issues with their children about swine flu

Preventing the Flu Fact Sheet

Symptoms Cold vs. Flu Comparison Chart

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Wash Those Hands!

Terrific information was just passed onto me about allergies.  It seems like every year we are becoming more and more aware of specific food allergies, including nuts, peanuts, dairy, eggs and wheat.  Since many students in our building are affected by different allergies, treats for parties can be difficult to find.  There is now a company that caters to food allergies.  We have had two parents use this company and they said that the treats are FANTASTIC

Here is the website: Check it out and see what you think!

Also view a powerpoint presentation on Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies!

Symptoms Cold vs. Flu
Symptom Cold H1N1 Flu
Fever Fever is rare with a cold Fever present with the flu in up to 80% of all flu cases. A temp of 100.0 F or higher for 3-4 days is typical
Coughing A hacking, productive (mucous producing) cough is often present with a cold A non-productive cough is usually present. Sometimes referred to as a dry cough
Aches Slight body aches and pain can be part of a cold. Severe aches and pains are common with the H1N1 flu.
Stuffy Nose Stuffy nose is commonly present with a cold& typically resolves spontaneously within a week. Stuffy nose is not commonly pressent with the H1N1 flu.
Chills Chills are uncommon with a cold 60% of people who have the H1N1 flu experience chills
Tiredness Tiredness is faily mild with a cold Tiredness is moderate to severe with the H1N1 flu.
Sneezing Sneezing is commonly present with a cold Sneezing is not common with the H1N1 flu.
Sudden  Cold symptoms tend to develop over a few days The H1N1 flu has a rapid onset within 3-6 hours.  The flu hits hard and includes sudden symptoms like high fever, aches, and pains.
Headache A headache is faily uncommon with a cold A headache is very common with the H1N1 flu, present in 80% of flu cases.
Sore Throat Sore throat is commonly present with a cold Sore throat is not commonly present with the H1N1 flu
Chest Discomfort Chest discomfort is mild to moderate with a cold Chest discomfort is often severe with the H1N1 flu.