Safe Standards for Maintaining Health
There have been a number of stories about Ebola in the news. As a school we continue to monitor the situation through avenues such as the CDC and the Texas Department of State Health Services.
As a general reminder, and with flu season just around the corner, our current attendance policy related to student health includes:
- If your child has a fever (100 degrees or higher), keep him/her home from school until he/she has been fever free without medication for 24 hours. No exceptions.
- If your child has vomited or had diarrhea within the last 24 hours, keep him/her home from school. No exceptions.
- These policies also apply to teachers, staff, and parents on campus.
If we learn that a student has had any of these symptoms within the past 24 hours, we will send him/her home.
These measures also are helpful in preventing the spread of flu and other respiratory illness:
- Practice good hygiene: wash your hands often; don’t share food or drinks with others; cough and sneeze into your elbow.
- Get vaccinated against the flu.
We suggest that you do not raise the subject of Ebola with your child unless he or she brings it up. If that occurs, here is a resource to help you talk to your child:
Thanks for doing your part to keep everyone in our community healthy.
Each month, School Nurse, Colleen Kimball, shares some tips for parents pertaining to health and wellness.