Great News, We have been selected for the Kinsa FLUency Program! Each Van Buren R-1 Family is eligible for a FREE Smart Thermometer

posted Jan 5, 2016, 8:48 AM by Mrs. Brandy Tripp   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 9:23 AM ]
Kinsa Thermometer
Very exciting news for our school — We’ve been selected as one of only 80 schools selected to participate in the Kinsa FLUency program, out of over 1060 applicants so far! 

Through the FLUency program, Kinsa will provide each family at our school with ONE of their award-winning Smart Thermometer for FREE ($30 value, sells at 7,000 retail stores nationwide, including Apple stores & Target) and create a school group for us where parents can anonymously share information related to illness and symptoms. This smart technology provides a better view into “what’s going around” our school so we can keep our students and our community healthier, reduce costly and disruptive sick days and fight bugs before they hit us hard. 

Please watch this short 3 minute video on the Kinsa FLUency program at one of their pilot schools from last year, Travis Heights Elementary in Austin, TX. Kinsa recently heard from Travis Heights that they had their highest attendance rate last year! You can also see this piece on Fox4KC on another FLUency school in Smithville, MO.

Feel free to view the Kinsa website for more information on the company – Kinsa has received tremendous press coverage, including on Good Morning America, the TODAY Show, USA Today, and others, and was recently featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Sept. 8, 2015). 

We will send home brochures soon and will let each and every one of our families know of the program's start so we can all jump in and get great participation. 

We are very excited and proud to have been chosen as one of the first FLUency schools for the year, and we look forward to a great, healthy school year!

Get started now by downloading the App from Google Play for Android or App Store for Apple phones HERE!