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
Make Up Schedule for January 4 & 5
Please view the inclement weather make up day schedules for traditional, year round and Early/Middle College.
You may also download revised versions of the 2017-18 calendars.
School Dance January 19
There will be a school dance on Friday, January 19 from 3:45-6:00pm in the TMS gym. Admission is $5.00 and concessions will be sold. Permission slips will be coming home this week.
Box Tops for Education Contest
Our spring box top contest runs from January 16 to February 9. Please bring in box tops in an envelope or baggie with your name and your homeroom teacher's name.
I am a successful and positive student.
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.
I AM a proud member of the TURRENTINE MIDDLE SCHOOL community!
4:15 PM basketball away game at Western
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM school dance
12:30 PM PTO meeting
4:15 PM basketball away game at Graham