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Hudson, OH (WOIO) - The Hudson City School District is taking several steps to keep parents informed about the H1N1 Flu.
Monday an e-connect was sent out to make parents aware about a student at the high school who was diagnosed with this illness.
School officials say the student is feeling better now.
Also in the message are preventative steps that can be taken to help reduce the spread of this and other illnesses.
Here's a copy of the message:
Hello, this is Steve Farnsworth, Superintendent
On August 27, an e-subscribe message was sent to parents outlining information
about the Swine Flu (H1N1). This message is currently posted on our Web site.
Like many other school districts, we fully expected that some of our students or
staff might experience this illness; and, therefore, we are not surprised to have
our first confirmed case of Swine Flu at the high school.
We are pleased to report that the student is feeling better at this time.
However, not all cases of Swine flu will be tested by doctors, so we may not
know if a student has this flu. Therefore, we want to take this opportunity to
remind you that there are pro-active steps that can be taken to help reduce the
spread of this illness. The Center for Disease Control has identified hand washing
as the most effective means of preventing the spread of the flu and,
secondly, keeping children home from school when they are sick.
As a district, we will continue to sanitize our school buildings during cleaning and
emphasize frequent hand-washing and use of hand sanitizers.
We are also expecting to receive information from the Summit County Health
Department about the availability of the Swine Flu vaccine. We will share this
information with you when we receive it. In the meantime, please consider getting
a seasonal flu shot.
To help remind you of all the pro-active steps that can help reduce the spread of
Swine Flu, we will, again, e-subscribe this e-connect message and the complete
guidelines to you.
Again, thank you for your help. If you have any further questions about the Swine
Flu, please feel free to contact our school nurses, Kim LaScola or Karen