Lake Wylie recently was awarded a grant of 1000 dollars from Bosch Rexroth to help fund our school’s robotics club. Our school’s robotics club continues to be a huge interest for our students who excel at local and state competitions. We are very proud of this team and greatly appreciate the continued support.
COLD AND FLU SEASON
Cold and flu season is here. We encourage parents to have their children immunized against the flu. Although it does not fully eliminate the risk, the flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu and can reduce symptoms.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by v\iruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people — such as older people, young children and people with certain health conditions — are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Seasonal influenza vaccine must be changed each year as the viruses naturally change over time. The effectiveness of the vaccine varies from year to year depending on risk groups and the match between the vaccine virus used to produce the vaccine and the circulating viruses that season.
To avoid catching the flu, get vaccinated each year and practice good hand hygiene. To avoid giving the flu to others, stay home when you are sick, cough or sneeze into tissues and discard them properly. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Use an approved hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
Flu symptoms include:
- A 100oF or higher fever or feeling feverish (not everyone with the flu has a fever)
- A cough and/or sore throat
- A runny or stuffy nose
- Headaches and/or body aches
- Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (most common in children)
Additional recommendations to avoid illness include:
- Encourage staff and students to wash their hands before eating and throughout the school day.
- Avoid sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Disinfect frequently touched areas.
- Students and staff should remain at home if they are not feeling well, have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea.
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