Nurse's Corner

  • Happy Fall!  It’s hard to believe we are already through the first 9 weeks of school.  With the holiday season upon us it’s important to stay healthy so let’s fight the flu together!


    Your decision to get the flu shot or not goes well beyond you.  It also affects the many lives you touch…


    Influenza is a contagious disease of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs) that can lead to serious complications, including pneumonia and the worsening of other chronic health conditions. Flu symptoms may include fever, headache, extreme tiredness, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches.  The best way to protect your family from new influenza strains is to get vaccinated each year.


    The top five most virus-contaminated areas in the home are:


    1. Telephones (have you cleaned your cell phone lately)
    2. Appliances such as the refrigerator and microwave
    3. Faucets
    4. Light switch and door handles
    5. TV remotes


    Follow good health guidelines: eat right, exercise, and get plenty of rest to help boost your immunity to fight the effects of colds and flu. Wash hands frequently, do the elbow cough, and disinfect hot spots at school, work, and home.


    Sometimes children will get sick anyway.  The BEST thing you can do is to keep children home when they are sick.  This will help stop the spread of illness to other children and teachers.  Children need to be kept home when they have any of these symptoms:


    • Fever of 100 degrees or higher.
    • Children should stay home until they have been without fever for at least 24 hours.  Children should not be given Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen) to reduce the fever and then sent to school.  The child may be highly contagious to others.
    • Nausea or vomiting within the last 24 hours.
    • Severe headache
    • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
    • Red, watery eyes with yellow drainage
    • Unexplained rash


    I hope you and your family enjoy a healthy holiday season!


    Melissa Johnson, RN BSN





Important News

  • Superintendent Search Survey

    Board of Education of Alamance-Burlington School System invites you to complete a survey to assist with our current Superintendent Search.  This survey will be open through December 15, 2017. To participate, please click here. 

    Encuesta para la Búsqueda de un Superintendente

    El Comité de Educación del Sistema Escolar Alamance-Burlington empezó una búsqueda de un nuevo superintendente escolar y quiere saber sus opiniones. Por favor comparta sus ideas al llenar la encuesta a continuación hasta el 15 de diciembrePara participar, por favor haga clic aqui.



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  • ABSS Lunch Applications
    Lunch applications are now available online.

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  • Title 1 Parent Conference

    Turrentine will host a Title 1 Parent Conference on December 16 from 8:30-2:30.  Look for more information to come home soon.  

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  • Sports for Sixth Graders

    Sixth grade students will be able to tryout for Turrentine sports teams this school year with the exception of football.  Students must have a completed physical form prior to any tryout or workout.  Physical forms are available on the Athletics page of our website.  

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  • School Supply List 

    Click here for a basic school supply list and other important information.  

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  • Course Reference Guide 2017-18
    The Course Reference Guide for 2017-18 is now available online.

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  • Military Connected Student Information

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    I will exhibit positive behaviors and self-control.

    I will respect myself, others and their property.

    Education is my ticket to success and my destiny is in my hands.

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