Influenza (also known as flu) is a very contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
The symptoms are lasting 3-5 days. Remember that your student should be free of fever 24 hours, without the use of a fever reducer, before returning to school. Even without a fever, if your student is still exhibiting any of the above symptoms they should remain at home.
Please feel free to contact the school nurse if you have questions or concerns.
The Dover School Board commits to the following core beliefs*:
Strong Instructional Leadership
Clear and Focused Mission
Safe and Orderly Environment
Climate of High Expectations
Frequent Monitoring of Student Progress
Positive Home-School Relations
Opportunity to Learn and Student Time on Task
*As adopted from the Seven Correlates of Effective Schools Dr. Lawrence Lezotte