Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program for Grades K-6

Kinsa

Dear BASD Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-6:

This year Butler Area School District is partnering with the Kinsa’s FLUency School Health Program. The mission of the program is to prevent the spread of illness during cold and flu season at schools. Family participation in this program is voluntary and open to families with students in grades K-6. Participating families will receive a free award-winning Kinsa thermometer to take their child’s temperature each day. The program also provides an app that families may use to help detect and respond to spreading illness. It is free for families to participate.

The goal is to help stop illnesses before they even have the chance to spread. Families have the option to anonymously log and track symptoms and receive real-time, personalized guidance so they're able to make more informed decisions about when to keep their child home from school and when to take them to the doctor. In addition, the school nurse will have access to an anonymous and private dashboard to help determine what is going on within our school community. 

All information inputted into the school group by parents is voluntary and anonymous (Kinsa’s privacy policy is front and center when families sign up). Kinsa has run this program in more than 10,000 elementary schools over the past five years. Their results show that this program improves preventative health behaviors and decreases absenteeism in schools.

We are excited to participate and to provide our families with the additional resources to help reduce the spread of illness!

To learn more, watch a quick video or visit their website

If you are interested in the program, click to view the flyer for information on how to sign up.

Sincerely, 

Brian J. White, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent
Butler Area School District

 




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