Flu Season Information: Iowa has joined many other states with an active Influenza(“the flu”) season. Influenza is a sudden, respiratory disease that spreads easily. It is characterized by the sudden onset of fever, body aches, sore throat, headache and cough, and, in children, can also cause diarrhea and vomiting. If family members have symptoms of the flu, contact your physician as soon as possible. Your doctor may give antiviral drugs, which may stop you from getting seriously ill, and shorten the time you are ill. Below are listed some common rules you can use in your home to help prevent the spread of the flu.
Belmond-Klemme Schools, like all school across Iowa, has head lice reoccurring yearly. The key to keeping head lice in control at school really starts at home. In this letter I have put information from the Iowa Department of Public Health to help answer questions about head lice.
What is “lice”?
Lice are small insects that live in the hairy parts of the body. The eggs (nits), larvae, or adult lice are visible if present on the head.