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As we hit the peak of flu season in the Ohio Valley, Marshall County Schools hopes to stay one step ahead of illness this year, keeping more kids healthy and in school with the help of Kinsa Smart Thermometers.

As one of the schools accepted into the Lysol + Kinsa FLUency health program, every faculty member and all Washington Lands Elementary families have received free Kinsa Smart Thermometers and are able to see aggregated, anonymous information on any symptoms and illnesses going around the school.

"Sick days are disruptive to learning, challenging for parents who must find childcare, and costly to schools that are already struggling with strapped resources," explains Kinsa founder and CEO Inder Singh. "Because the thermometer is the first device you grab when your child falls ill, we turned it into a support system to keep your entire family healthy. We are pleased to partner with Lysol, a leader in germ kill for more than 100 years, to offer schools nationwide a tool to help keep more children healthy and in school."

“We are thrilled to once again support Kinsa’s FLUency program, which will help keep students healthy in thousands of U.S. schools this cold & flu season,” said Chris Tedesco, GM US Marketing, Hygiene Home, RB. “Lysol’s ongoing commitment to the wellbeing of children and healthy schools across the country is furthered by this partnership. With tools like Kinsa Smart Thermometers and Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, we’ll work towards the common goal of helping to prevent the spread of germs in the classroom.”

“Our top priority is keeping our students in class learning,” said Julie Sturgill, Washington Lands Elementary Principal. “With this innovative program, we hope to see the trends affecting our classrooms so that we can help contain the spread of illness, increase attendance, and continue giving our students the education they deserve.”

The FLUency program, now in its 5th year, has already helped over 100,000 families, and 90 percent of participating school nurses believe FLUency kept them more informed of illnesses going around their school.