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Hand Washing & Hand Sanitizer

Hand washing is still the single most effective way to prevent illness according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Wash your hands before eating, after using the restroom, when you cough or sneeze, or whenever they are obviously dirty.  The CDC recommends vigorous scrubbing with warm, soapy water for at least 15 seconds.  While you wash, sing a verse of "Happy Birthday", Yankee Doodle Dandy", or the "Kaiser School Song"!

When soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer is a good option.  Hand sanitizers do contain alcohol and can pose a danger to children.  With the safety of our children in mind, we ask that if parents would like their children to have access to hand sanitizers, please send a small bottle with your child to school labeled with the student's name.  They should give this bottle to their teacher who will monitor it's use with your child.