My district seems to be in the grips of la grippe. At least one of our schools is approaching 25% absenteeism among the students. A school I visited yesterday actually had to call 911 in order to get a kid out safely. In one of the junior highs I worked in today, there was a bottle of disinfectant wipes sitting by the office phone so that things could be cleaned in between kids who were calling home.
We've been asked to reinforce good flu hygeine with students tomorrow: cover your mouth when you cough, wash your hands often, maintain your personal space around other people, and so on. It's probably a good thing that it will be Friday and kids won't be congregating in large numbers over the weekend. Maybe this will give us a bit of a break.