Amherst-Pelham Regional Public Schools




170 Chestnut Street,
Amherst MA 01002

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What You Can Do to Stay Healthy (from the CDC website)

Stay informed. The Center for Disease Control website will be updatedregularly as information becomes available.  For more informationplease call 1-800-CDC-INFO or visit

 Influenza is thought to spread mainlyperson-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people. Takeeveryday actions to stay healthy: 

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
  • Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
  • Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.



August 26, 2009

Dear Parents/Guardians,

 As we prepare to welcome our studentsback to school, we continue our focus on providing strong supports,services, and educational programming. One area of educationalprogramming that we would like to discuss as we open our doors is fluprevention.

As youmay know, flu can be easily spread from person to person. Therefore, weare taking steps to reduce the spread of flu in the Amherst, Pelham andAmherst-Pelham Regional Schools. We want to keep our schools open tostudents and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season;however, we need your help to do this. Please see the attached letter and information sheets about how you can help.__________________________________________________________________________________ El 26 de agosto de 2009 Querido Padre/Guardián: Aldisponernos a darles la bienvenida de regreso a la escuela a nuestrosestudiantes, continuamos nuestro enfoque de brindar todo nuestro apoyo,servicios, y programación educativa. Un área de programación educativaque quisiéramos discutir al abrir nuestras puertas es la prevención degripe. 

Como ya ustedes saben, la gripe puedecontagiarse fácilmente de persona a persona. Por lo tanto, estamostomando precauciones para reducir la propagación de la gripe en lasEscuelas de Amherst, Pelham y las Escuelas Regionales de Amherst–Pelham. Queremos mantener a nuestras escuelas abiertas para losestudiantes y funcionando de manera normal durante esta temporada degripe; sin embargo, necesitamos su ayuda para poder hacerlo.  Favor de leer la carta y la informacion adjunta para aprender como nos pude ayudar.