Promote a safe and healthy community in which Hartford students will be encouraged to become self-advocators for health and education
Advance the well-being, academic success, and achievements of all students
Facilitate positive student responses to normal development
Encourage health and safety of students and staff
Actively collaborate with other staff to build student and family self-advocacy
SAY BOO TO THE FLU
The flu vaccine will keep you healthy and ready to enjoy the tricks & treats of Halloween. The little word ‘flu’ may sound like a treat, but it is definitely a ‘trick.’
Get your vaccine, wash hands frequently, practice cough & sneeze etiquette, avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, contact your healthcare provider within 48 hours if illness develops, and stay home when ill.
HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INFLUENZA AND A “COLD”
Learn the differences between influenza and the common cold. Call your healthcare provider right away if influenza is suspected in the family to see what treatment is needed.
People sometimes call gastroenteritis the “flu” or “stomach flu.” It is not the same as seasonal influenza, which is a respiratory infection. However children, more commonly than adults, may complain of stomach aches with seasonal influenza. More information about gastroenteritis can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001298/.
The following chart highlights information from CDC and can help you compare symptoms of the common cold and seasonal influenza.