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School News Letter
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Students usually take home VIP(Very Important Paper) monthly newsletter on the last school day of every month. This paper contains Very Important information for both students and parents.  Please read it carefully and be informed of what is going on at IAA!



Advantage of Adventist Education read an article here

 



Parents~! Flu Season is here! You wouldn't want to send your healthy child to get sick at school, would you?  Because IAA cares and loves your children...

 

 According to Centers for Disease Control, 5-20% of Americans get the Flu every year, causing around 200,000 hospitalizations.  We don’t mean to scare you, but it is serious.  The flu virus can survive up to 72 hours on surfaces like doorknobs and desks, let alone, the little one’s hands!!  Get this! Adults can spread the flu virus up to a day BEFORE developing symptoms and 3 to 7 days after symptoms start.  Children can pass on the virus even LONGER.  Antibiotics are only designed to kill bacteria, not virus.  Have you heard your doctors say, “sorry, but no medicine, but just keep her comfortable, plenty of rest and plenty of liquids”? Yes, that’s all you can do...Oh, how we all know that’s like...to watch your child suffer through a flu!! 

At IAA we try hard to keep all area clean by spraying and cleaning with anti-bacterial wipes, and have children wash their hands often... But if one child in the class is sick....you know what could happen...

Here is the guideline and our policy on sick child.. Please follow these guidelines when you encounter this unfortunate situation:  
 

Your child should stay home when he/she has:

  •  Diarrhea / vomiting - 2 or more vomiting, 3 or more watery stools in a 24hr period
  • Rash - body rash, especially with fever or itching.  Diaper rash, heat rashes, and/or allergic reactions are not contagious.
  • Fever - temperature of 100 degrees F (orally) or higher and sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, ear ache, irritability or confusion.  A child must be fever-free without medication for 24 hrs before returning to school.
  • Sore Throat - especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck
  • Cough - lasting more than a week
  • “Pinkeye” - teary, redness of eyelid lining, irritation followed by swelling and yellow drainage.
  • Green-ish nasal discharge - lasting more than a week

Children with mild cold symptoms who do not have any symptoms described above do not have to be excluded from school, but just keep a close watch at home.

Children with ear infections without fever do not need to be excluded, but the child needs to get medical treatment and follow up. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss!

Sending your child to school with any of the above symptoms puts other children and staff at risk of getting sick.  If ALL parents keep their sick children at home, we will have stronger, healthier and happier children!!  


 

Is the school open today??

 

We follow the guideline of Mesa County District 51 for weather related school closures.   If  District 51 is closed due to bad weather,  IAA will be closed as well.  If, you are a parent, feel that the roads are too dangerous, please keep your child at home.(please be sure to contact us.) We will work with your child to make up the class work.   You can also  check our website, Facebook or Twitter  for this information. Thank you!!

 



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