A Message from Nurse Buterbaugh

A Message from Nurse Buterbaugh
 
Cold and flu season has arrived at TMS! It is important that students who are sick stay home to decrease the spread of illness in school. The flu typically presents with a fever of 101 or higher, severe headache, muscle aches, fatigue; students and adults with these symptoms should stay home and contact their doctor when the symptoms first appear. Notify the school nurse if your child is diagnosed with the flu (influenza).
Students with a temperature greater than 100.0 F, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, or frequent congested coughing and nasal congestion with nose blowing should stay home. Mild cold symptoms (stuffy nose, mild cough, sneezing, no fever) do not prevent a child from going to school.
Contact the school nurse at 401-619-7151 or check the Nurse Info page on the Thompson MS website for further information.