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2018 January Newsletter
Dear Parents,

We are in the time of year that we expect to see cold and influenza symptoms. Some of these are unavoidable,
but there are several things you can do at home to help prevent illness and keep everyone feeling healthy. Here
are some tips to remember:

-WASH, WASH, WASH YOUR HANDS! This is still the best defense against illness. Encourage your
children to wash their hands after using the restroom, after playing outdoors and with pets, and especially before
meals, using soap and warm water.
-GET PLENTY OF REST. Studies show that elementary age students (ages 5-11) need 10-11 hours sleep per
night. Adolescents need 8.5-9.5 hours. Adults should try to get 8 hours of sleep.
-DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS AND EAT A HEALTHY DIET.
-DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE WEATHER. Please help your child choose warm, comfortable
clothing for each school day, including socks, gloves, and hats. Please make sure your child is dressed
appropriately for going out to recess in the cooler weather. We have received donations of coats and
accessories from local businesses and organizations. If your child is in need of a warm, winter coat please
call the School Nurse at 740-238-7115 and leave a message on her private, confidential voice mail and she
will make sure that your child receives a coat, gloves and hat.

Even with the best of care, sometimes we still get sick. We know that many of you work outside the home, so
please make plans ahead of time for those days when your child is sick. Please do not send your child to school
sick. The cold and flu are both respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different types of viruses. Flu
symptoms usually come on quickly (within 3-6 hours) and consist of a fever, body aches, headache, chills, dry
cough, and extreme tiredness. Cold symptoms are less severe and you may experience productive cough,
sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, and headache. Influenza can result in serious health problems, such as
pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. If you suspect that your child may have influenza, contact
your doctor. There are antiviral medications that can be prescribed to treat the flu if given when symptoms
begin. Please see the attached guidelines for communicable illness to help you determine when your child
needs to remain home from school.  [Read More...]
Heath City School District
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7110 | Fax: 740-238-7053
Heath High School
300 Licking View Drive, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7150 | Fax:  740-238-7079
Heath Middle School
310 Licking View Dr, Heath, OH 43056
Phone: 740-238-7140 | Fax: 740-238-7072
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Stevenson Elementary
152 Cynthia Street, Heath, OH 43056
Phone:  740-238-7130 | Fax: 740-238-7066
Garfield Elementary School
680 South 30th Street, Heath, OH  43056
Phone:  740-238-7120 | Fax: 740-238-7060
107 Lancaster Drive, Heath, OH 43056
P: 740.522.2702

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