Symptoms of Flu

Flu and common cold share some of the same symptoms - even a bad cold is pretty mild compared to having the flu, which is why we recommend getting a flu shot each year.

Differences between the Flu and Cold

SymptomsColdFlu
Sudden onset of illness Yes
Fever (over 38° C)  Yes
Body aches  Yes
Extreme fatigue  Yes
Headache  Yes
Chills  Yes
Sore throat Yes Yes
Stuffy nose Yes Yes
Sneezing Yes Yes
Coughing Yes Yes

Reporting your Child's Absences from School

We monitor school absenteeism on a daily basis with the assistance of the local school boards.

By tracking our schools' absentee rates and reasons, we can make recommendations for ways to help limit the spread of illness.

When calling the school to report your child's absence, include:

  • Your child's class / homeroom
  • Specifics symptoms of the illness, including:
    • Fever
    • Runny Nose
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Admitted to hospital

This information allows us to better keep track of the types of illnesses currently in the schools.


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