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Mid Year Communicable Disease Letter



Dear Parent:

This is the time of year when viruses and germs are prevalent. The state of North Carolina is seeing an increase in Flu Diagnoses and Iredell-Statesville School Nurses are also beginning to see an increase in Flulike symptoms. It is important that you keep your child home if he/she is showing any signs or symptoms of illness. Very little learning takes place when your child does not feel like participating in class.

REMINDER to keep your child home for the following:

  • Fever (Do Not Return to school until temperature below 100.0 without Fever Reducing Medication)
  • Nausea and Vomiting (Do Not Return to school for 24 hours after vomiting)
  • A rough night (for example, if your child was up all night coughing or having trouble breathing)
  • No energy, tired, unable to participate in class
  • Your child doesn’t seem "himself/herself"
  • Signs and/or symptoms of Flu – Sore Throat, Fever, Body Aches, Cough, Nausea/Vomiting

Please remind your child to wash hands frequently and to cough and sneeze in their sleeves, to help decrease the spread of germs.


The health and safety of our students and staff is of utmost concern to us. We want our students here each day to learn, but also realize that illness will occur.  Please help us keep others well, by keeping sick children home.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me, your child’s school nurse, or your child’s physician.  Thank you!



Rhonda Gehring, R.N., NCSN

School Nurse EIES/CSE