Crescent School parents may pick up children due to illness outbreak
Due to the high absentee rate today, Friday, Dec. 13, at Crescent School and illness symptoms including nausea, vomiting, headache, fever and flu-like symptoms, the School District of Rhinelander has contacted parents/guardians to inform them that they are welcome to voluntarily come and pick their child up and take them home, even if the child is not ill. This day will not count against the 10 parent excused days.
The students that cannot be picked up will take the bus home at the end of the day.
The Crescent Elementary School based CHAMPS Program will also be cancelled today.
Any individuals with influenza-like illness (fever with a cough or sore throat) or gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea) should stay home and not go into the community, except to seek medical care. All individuals should remain home for 48 hours after their symptoms have subsided.
School closure is important to reduce contact among children and stop the spread of the illness. Many students and their families are sick. During this time, both children and adults should stay away from other people and groups as much as possible. They should not gather in other locations such as stores, movie theaters or community gatherings.
To stop the spread of illness people should:
- Drink plenty of liquid (juice, water)
- Keep the sick person as comfortable as possible. Rest is important.
- For fever, sore throat and muscle aches, use Ibuprofen (Motrin) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol). Do not use Aspirin with children or teenagers; it can cause Reye’s syndrome, a life-threatening illness.
- Be sure everyone in your home washes their hands frequently.
- Keep the people who are sick away from the people who are not sick.
For more information, call your healthcare provider or contact the Oneida County Health Department at 715-369-6111.