Thank you for your understanding and care as we have been experiencing a higher than usual incidence of enteric symptoms (i.e. vomiting) within the school. In working with the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit, it has been noted that this is most likely associated with the Norovirus or a similar virus.
The school will be thoroughly disinfected tonight and this will continue nightly while we are experiencing these incidents. We will continue to educate and encourage the use of hygiene practices to reduce the spread of germs. This includes reminders to wash hands and ensuring that those distributing food to students are wearing plastic gloves.
We advise families to keep ill children at home to assist us in stopping the spread of this virus.
Click on the link below for a copy of the letter sent home with students today.