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To keep school-aged children healthy, make sure they have plenty of rest and a nutritious diet. Make sure they have appropriate clothes for the different seasons. Show your child the proper way to wash their hands and remind them to do it frequently throughout the day. Make sure to use soap and water and rub hands together for at least 20 seconds. Limit touching areas such as the eyes, nose or mouth. Teach your child to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or their arm. Minimize the time your child spends with others who are ill. Avoid sharing personal items such as hats, brushes, combs, lip balms or towels. Should your child come down with an infectious condition such as strep throat, chickenpox, scarlet fever, pertussis, head lice, etc., it is important to notify the school.

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