Healthy Students

Healthy Students
Posted on 03/02/2020
Health Students - team work

In our schools, we encourage teamwork and goal-driven collaboration. This means we must be extra cautious in preventing further spread of cold, flu, and other sicknesses. School attendance is certainly the most important piece in the learning process, however, it is difficult for any student to excel during times of sickness.

In the midst of cold and flu season, please consider the following tips for helping prevent the spread of germs and sickness throughout our schools:

  • Your child should not attend school if they have an irregular fever or are vomiting, experiencing diarrhea

  • It is recommended that students are symptom-free for a period of 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Please encourage your children to wash their hands regularly with soap and water and to cough or sneeze into their sleeves if tissue is not available

Cleveland County Schools is also taking steps to ensure our environments are cleansed and prepared for learning each school day. Our custodial team is working to make sure all contact surfaces - within the reach of children - are disinfected.

There has been quite a bit of attention recently focused on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19). Although North Carolina has no reported cases, we work with our local health department and hospital officials to ensure we are prepared for any potentially communicable diseases and are doing our part to help prevent further spread.

Regardless, we realize the constant discussion of such communicable diseases can be concerning to parents. Please pay close attention to the bulleted list above to help keep illnesses out of our school and be sure to navigate through the following links for additional information about specific illnesses.