Know the Difference Between Cold and Flu Please keep in mind that every case is different - these are meant only to be general guidelines and should never take the place of a professsional health care provider. Fever - rare with a cold common with the flu Coughing - hacking, productive cough is common with the cold non-productive dry cough associated with flu Aches - slight body aches and pains can be part of a cold severe aches and pains are common with the flu Stuffy Nose - common with the cold, typically resolves w/in a week not usually present with the flu Chills - not common with the cold majority of people with flu also experience chills Tiredness - fairly mild with the cold moderate to severe with the flu Sneezing - commonly present with the cold not usual with flu Sudden Onset of Symptoms - cold symptoms tend to evolve over days flu has rapid onset and hits hard Headache - not usually associated with cold very common with flu Sore Throat - common with cold not commonly present with the flu Chest Discomfort - mild to moderate with the cold often severe with the flu
Common Childhood Disease Information and Recommended Exclusionary Time Frames Please observe your child every day before sending him/her to school. Children who are ill should recuperate at home. Chicken Pox Fever and itchy rash that turns to blisters, then scabs Incubation: 10 to 21 days Highly Communicable Exclusion until blisters have scabbed, Not less than 5 days from last blister Cold Hacking Cough, runny nose, sneezing Incubation: Varies Communicable Exclusion until symptom free Fever Exclusion until fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication Flu Fever, non-productive cough, aches and pains, headache, difficulty breathing Incubation: Varies Communicable Exclusion until fever free for 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication Fifth Disease (Erythema Infectiosium) Rash on face appears as “slapped cheek”, lace rash on trunk and extremities. Especially dangerous to pregnant women, contact physician Incubation: 4 to 20 days Communicable before rash appears Exclusion not necessary Impetigo Blisters or open sore on skin. Incubation: 4 to 10 days Communicable while open or draining Exclusion until physican’s note is submitted Pink Eye (Bacterial Conjunctivitis) Pink/Redness of eyes, itching, discharge, light sensitivity, and/or eye pain Incubation: 1 to 3 days Highly Communicable Exclusion until 24 hours after treatment begins or physician’s note is submitted Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever Sudden onset of sore throat, fever and/or vomiting. Red throat with white patches. Scarlet fever also displays symptoms of rash to throat and trunk. Incubation: 1 to 3 days Communicable for 24 to 48 hours Exclusion until symptom free
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Visit JMS, speak with our Head of School, and see a Montessori class at work. Tours are available on Fridays at 1:30 p.m., and by appointment. Contact the school to schedule your visit and learn more about how we can help you choose Joliet Montessori for your child and your family.
"Wheels to the Stars"
The Elementary Spring Play will be held at the Jacob Henry Mansion Ballroom on Wed, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. This performance is open to the public and anyone wishing to learn more about the Montessori Elementary Program at JMS. TIckets are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and children under 3 are free. For more information,
"Student Alumi Open House"
Alumni students of Mrs Cornstubble's are invited to join us on Fri, May 28, for an Open House being held from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Food, fun and games are planned to help celebrate Mrs. Cornstubble's Retirement.
"Mrs. Cornsubble's Retirement Celebration"
Parents, Friends and Adult Alumi are invited to join us on Thu, Jun 20, at 6:30 p.m. To be added to the invitation list or to submit articles of interest and other memorabilia, please contact the
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