It takes effort on everyone's part to keep our schools healthy. All year long, Eudora Schools leaders work with officials from the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department to spread the word about effective prevention and to ensure the continuity of student learning, should a flu or contagious illness outbreak of any kind take place in our community.
Stay home if you're sick!
Students, families and employees – we all share responsibility to stay away from school, work and public gatherings, when sick. School district employees are instructed to send any sick students to the school nurse immediately; students presenting with symptoms of flu-like illness will be sent home.
Know the symptoms!
Symptoms of the flu are: Cough, Fever, Sore throat, Body aches, Runny/Stuffy nose, Fatigue, and Chills
If your student has any of these symptoms, or if you have questions or concerns about your child’s ability to attend school due to illness contact your family physician or school nurse.
- Wash your hands! First and foremost, nearly every common malady can be prevented if you practice good hand washing. Once your hands are covered in a soapy lather, wash for at least 10-15 seconds on all surfaces of the hands, fingers, thumbs, back of fingers, beneath fingernails and on the back of hands.
- Cover your cough and sneeze. It’s best to use your arm or a tissue to help cut down on the number of germs spread to your hands. Either way, if you’re coughing and sneezing, you should be washing your hands as often as possible.
- Stay home when you’re sick. If you or your child has a fever or symptoms that prevent you from having a normal day, stay home. Not only will the rest help you recover more quickly, but staying away from groups of people will help keep everyone else healthier.
- Get plenty of rest and eat right. Adults and children alike are better able to resist illness their bodies are treated well. Keep a regular, early bedtime during the week, and try not to change your habits too much on the weekend. Fresh fruits and vegetables also are important to good health, as are balanced portions of protein, dairy and whole grains.
- Get vaccinated! One of the simplest ways to stay free of the flu is to get the seasonal flu shot. These are available in the fall and winter from your family physician, area pharmacies and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department.
- Nonprescription Medication Form
- Prescription Medication Permission Form
- Self-Administration Plan For Medication Form
- Self Administration Asthma/Allergy Medication Form
- Allergy Action Plan
- Asthma Action Plan
- Meal Modification Plan
To view the required immunizations for Eudora Schools, please visit: Required Immunizations.
Disease and Symptom Recommendations/Regulations
Families are encouraged to reference the Disease and Symptom Recommendations/Regulations to determine when their student should stay home from school if they have any of these symptoms or diseases and for information on when they can return to school.
For more information, please view this PDF: Disease and Symptom Exclusion Regulations.