Watch Out: It’s Flu Season!

 Sick Kid
Sick Kid

It’s flu season, which means that I’ve been very busy here in the LCS clinic!
Many of the students who have been coming through the clinic have been experiencing flu like symptoms. Please know that as much as I love to see and care for your children, my hope is for them to continue to stay well. Remember, the easiest way for all of us to help prevent the spread of germs is to wash our hands and to stay home when we’re sick. Adequate nutrition and a good night’s sleep help our immune system do its job of fighting germs.

Here is an overview of our illness policy here at LCS. If your child experiences vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever greater than 99.5 degrees within 24 hours of coming to school, please keep them at home. Also, please do not send them back to school until they are symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medications.

If your child comes to school with any of the following symptoms, we will call you to come pick him or her up: pink eye, symptoms of head lice, an unidentified rash, mouth sores, thick drainage from their nose, nasty cough, or fever. They may return to school when their symptoms have resolved, or they are no longer contagious.

Thank you for allowing all of us here at LCS to educate and care for your children! If you have any questions regarding the illness policies, please feel free to contact me at

I pray that you and your family enjoy a healthy Christmas season while celebrating our Savior’s birth.

Mrs. Lydia Kinney is the LCS school nurse. If you have questions for Lydia, feel free to email her at

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