Illness closes Dollar Bay schools

DOLLAR BAY — Students at Dollar Bay schools were sent home early Monday due to a high volume of students calling in sick.

Classes were dismissed at 11 a.m. because too many students were complaining of upper respiratory and stomach flu.  Students that were already in class also had to leave early because they had felt sick.

School officials have announced that there will be no classes Tuesday due to the illnesses.

The girls JV and varsity basketball games scheduled for Tuesday night are also cancelled.

With flu season in full swing, local health officials would like to remind all parents to get their children vaccinated and make sure they know how to prevent the spread of the flu virus.