As you will be aware we have a number of cases of both Influenza A and B in school at the moment, only some of which are confirmed.
The difficulty with Influenza is that children and adults can be contagious from Day 1 when the symptoms have not yet begun to show. Even when parents are diligently keeping their children at home at the signs of coughs, colds and fevers, by this time seemingly well children might have already shared the viral infection with their classmates.
If your child has a confirmed diagnosis of Influenza A or B, please let the office or school nurse know so we have a accurate picture.
The teachers are talking to the children in lessons about how they can reduce the chances of passing on the virus and sending children to the Nurses at the first signs of ‘flu, the Nurses are targeting year groups taking temperatures and the Estates team are doing frequent Deep Cleans of rooms and equipment.
We will be sending out the consent forms and information from Samitivej this week for those people who have already signed up for the vaccination programme. Some people have asked why we did not do this earlier in the Term, but as explained previously we have been waiting for the hospital to receive this season’s vaccine which targets the particular strains that are most prevalent this year. Please sign up soon via this Google form if you are interested in taking part in the programme on November 17th. The Flu Season is a long one and this year is particularly bad worldwide.
**A reminder that school staff cannot take the children for the injection. This has to be done by a parent or guardian.
A reminder that next week is Half Term Break, so we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on the 30th October. School will finish at the usual time on Friday (2.30pm)
We will then have a busy run up to the Christmas events with Loy Krathong activities on the 3rd November and International Day on the 10th.