• Influenza

    Care For Students at Home

    Click on the following documents signs and symptoms of Flu and care for children and adults at home

    Influenza Symptoms

    Influenza Symptoms in Spanish

    Home Care for Flu

    Home Care for Flu in Spanish

     

    Guidelines for Dealing with Students and Staff Suspected with Flu

    Students with  Flu may have the following symptoms;

    • Fever above 100.
    • Cough
    • Fatigue, malaise, or weakness
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Muscle aches or pains
    • Runny nose or watery eyes

    For a suspected case, the student or staff must have flu like symptoms and a fever over 100.

    If a case is suspected, the student will be sent to the health room and evaluated by the school nurse. A mask will be provided if available, and the student's parents will be informed to have them evaluated at their providers office. It is recommended that students be fever-free (less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit without the use of anti-pyretic medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.

    Good Handwashing and Covering Your Cough with your arm or tissue is the most effective way to reduce the spread of the flu. School Health has reminded teachers and staff to follow this practice, and are distributing Cover Your Cough/Handwashing Flyers to staff.

    The most up to date information about any communicable disease may be obtained through:

    Center for Disease Control

    NC Division of Public Health


    Communicable Disease Policy and Procedures

    UCPS has policies and procedures which address the control of commuicable diseases in the school environment. These policy are designed to protect the school population from contracting a commnicable disease while at the same time ensuring confidentiality of students and staff.

    Students attending any programs at UCPS including speech therapy must be in compliance with North Carolina State Law. Any student whose immunizations are not in compliance within 30 days of enrolling will be suspended until proof of immunization is obtained.

    The most up to date information about any communicable disease may be obtained through:

    Center for Disease Control

    NC Division of Public Health

      


     Management of Head Lice in the School Setting

     The parent/guardian will be notified if their child is found with live head lice and asked to pick their child up to start recommended treatment.  The child with live lice should go home with written recommendations for treatment procedures, including the Individual Lice letter, and return to school preferably with the parent/guardian for a re-check of the scalp. Trained school personnel should screen the student for evidence of effectiveness of treatment and confirm student is lice free. The child may remain at school after they have been treated and all live lice have been removed from his/her hair.

    UCPS Protocol for Management of Head Lice

    UCPS Head Lice Protocol Administrative Guidelines