• Flu is very much on the minds of the general public across our country and the world at large.
    Our main focus must be on prevention. Some preventive measures to follow are:
     
    > Thorough handwashing
    >Keep hands away from the face and avoid touching mouth,nose or eyes
    >Cover coughs and sneezes with Kleenex, or cough or sneeze into the inside of the elbow or your sleeve, and not directly into your hand.
    >Recognize the symptoms of the flu as follow:
     
    1. Fever over 100 degrees
    2. cough or sore throat
    3. runny or stuffy nose
    4. muscle pain, fatigue and possible vomiting and diarrhea
     
    We at Franklin middle ask that you report flu-like illness to the school office when calling your child in sick for the day. Please call the school nurse if you are in doubt of your child's symptoms. Together we can prevent the spread of the influenza in our community.