South Korean Delegation Visit

Shaker Heights Schools welcomed members of a guest delegation from South Korea who are visiting to learn more about the District's IB implementation. Guests in the delegation include Mr. Byoung-woo Kim, the Governor of Education from Chungcheongbuk-do province in central South Korea, as well as South Korean teachers, professors and journalists.
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From Your School Nurse: Is it a Cold or an Allergy?

Child blowing nose into a tissue 
 
Spring has sprung in Shaker Heights, and with it sometimes comes sneezing and sniffling. Use the chart below, courtesy of your Shaker Heights Schools nurses, to help distinguish if you or your student is experiencing cold or allergy symptoms, as well as the expected duration, treatment options, prevention tips and possible complications.
 
Symptoms Cold Airborne Allergy 
Cough Common 
Sometimes
General Aches, Pains Slight 
Never
Fatigue, Weakness Sometimes Sometimes 
Itchy Eyes Rare or Never 
Common
Sneezing Usual 
Usual
Sore Throat Common Sometimes 
Runny Nose Common Common 
Stuffy Nose Common Common 
Fever Rare Never 

Duration 

3 to 14 days Weeks (ex.: ragweed or grass pollen seasons = 6 weeks) 

Treatment 

- Antihistamines
- Decongestants
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines 
- Antihistamines
- Nasal steroids
- Decongestants 

Prevention 

- Wash your hands often with soap and water
- Avoid close contact with anyone with a cold 
- Avoid those things that you are allergic to, such as pollen, house dust mites, mold, pet dander, cockroaches 

Complications 

- Sinus infection
- Middle ear infection
- Asthma exacerbation 
- Sinus infection
- Asthma exacerbation 

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