Marshall Elementary School Blog

Update on COVID-19- 3/9/2020

Posted on: March 9, 2020

TSD Parents:

Governor DeWine tweeted today that there are 3 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Ohio.  See the governor's tweet below.  It's important to remember that thorough hand-washing helps to prevent the spread of illness!  Talawanda will continue to work closely with the Butler County Emergency Management Director, and local health officials to prepare should the virus reach Butler County.

Governor Mike DeWine    @GovMikeDeWine
 This afternoon we learned that three Ohioans have tested positive for #COVID19. It's important for us to take aggressive action to protect Ohioans, and therefore, I have declared a state of emergency in #Ohio.
See TSD/Hand-washing/Cold & Flu Season Letter below:

Talawanda Parents:

Cold and flu season continues to impact student health as we move into spring!

Talawanda would like to share this reminder regarding helpful tips and strategies to help families during this cold weather season.  Let’s work together to keep our school community and our homes as healthy as possible. The guidelines below will help parents determine when it is best to keep their child in from school due to illness.

  • Fever- 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, the student will be sent home and should remain home 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications.
  • Diarrhea- occurrence of more than one episode at school and/or with additional symptoms. The student can return to school after 24 hours symptom free.
  • Vomiting-occurrence of more than one episode of vomiting and associated with other symptoms. May return to school after 24 hours symptom free. Every attempt will be made to distinguish between regurgitating food and vomiting due to illness.
  • Runny Nose- Students who cannot control their secretions and /or have green/yellowish-brown secretions need to remain home until symptoms improve.
  • Coughing- Excessive  coughing contributing to the inability of the student to participate in class work or is disruptive to other students.
  • If symptoms worsen or persist, see your healthcare provider to be evaluated. The flu can be serious for children.

Helpful tips for Staying Healthy:

  • Frequent hand washing is the BEST way to prevent and combat the spread of 
  • Germs. Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • If your child has any signs and symptoms of illness, please keep them home.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a disposable tissue or use elbow or arm if no tissue is available.
  • Do not share drinks, foods, or unwashed utensils.
  • Get plenty of rest, eat healthy foods, and drink lots of water and healthy drinks.
  • Avoid people that are sick and stay home when you are sick.
  • Disinfect surfaces that are prone to germs (ex. Phones, keyboards, door knobs, toothbrushes).

Please inform your child’s  school of any contagious illness. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the main office or the school nurse.

In Education,

Dr. Edward Theroux