We are starting to see some cases of flu at Turrentine Middle Schoool. Make sure you and your children are vaccinated against the flu now – it can take up to two weeks to build immunity against the flu so don’t delay!
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.
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:
The CDC, Center for Disease Control, has a great flu guide for parents located at the following link:
I hope that you and your family stay healthy this flu season. Should you have any questions or concerns let me know!
Melissa Johnson BSN, RN
TMS School Nurse
Revised Student Make-Up Schedule for Missed Days of January 4, 5, 17, 18, 19
Revisión del Calendario de Recuperación para estudiantes de los días de clases que se perdieron las siguientes fechas de enero: 4, 5, 17, 18, y 19
You may also download revised versions of the 2017-18 calendars.
Volleyball tryouts for the 2018 season will be held on the following dates from 3:30-5:30 each day. If you are trying out you must have a current physical on file and be eligible according to first semester grades. See Coach Trotter if you have any questions.
2/19 - 6th grade only
2/20 - 6th (returning), 7th, 8th
2/21 - returning 6th, 7th, 8th
Dance Team Fundraiser
There will be a pancake fundraiser for the dance team on March 3 from 7:00-11:00am at Sonic.
Dance Team Clinic
The TMS Dance Team will hold a dance clinic for grades K-5 on March 24 from 9:00am-12:00pm.
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12:30 PM PTO meeting
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM dance team pancake fundraiser at Sonic