Early Release Nov. 3, E-Learning Day Nov. 4

ALBERTVILLE – In an effort to mitigate the spread of the flu virus at Albertville City Schools, there will be an early release today, Nov. 3. The early release will allow us to prepare to implement a Health E-Learning day for all students, faculty, and staff on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022. School will resume on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.

Albertville Kindergarten & Pre-K and Albertville Intermediate School will both release today at 12:30 p.m. Albertville Primary, Albertville Elementary, Albertville Middle School, and Albertville High School will release at 1 p.m. Today’s early release will allow faculty and staff to sanitize ACS schools/campuses and prepare their lesson plans for an E-Learning day with students.  

Currently, ACS attendance data indicates a 15-percent absentee rate among our student body.  This information was a major factor in our decision to implement the Health E-Learning day to mitigate the flu outbreak.  

One of the biggest ways to stop the spread of the flu is for children to stay home with they are running a fever or showing symptoms of the flu. It’s important for students and staff to stay home until at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Until then, you should stay home from work, school, travel, shopping, social events, and public gatherings. Signs of a fever include chills, feeling very warm, flushed appearance, or sweating. 

The flu can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms usually come on suddenly, and people who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills. It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever. 
  • Cough 
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Tiredness
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though that is more common in children than adults. 

You can find more tips on staying healthy during flu season at albertk12.org/news.