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WSISD Closed Due to COVID-19! Visit https://www.wsisd.com/apps/pages/COVID-19_Information for At Home Learning and Updates!

Health Information

Public health officials are advising that the flu and other common respiratory illnesses are circulating and recommending that everyone follow basic prevention guidelines, including:
 
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
    • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth and face with unwashed hands.
    • Do not share personal items such as food, drinks or unwashed utensils.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick. Keeping a sick child at home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child an opportunity to rest and recover. Please visit our Health Reminders page for WSISD’s health guidelines.
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
 
Coronavirus
Here are helpful links to information about the Coronavirus from local, state, national and international health organizations:
 
Flu Monitoring
As in the past, our schools begin flu surveillance in early September. We will work closely with the Tarrant County Public Health Department and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning our schools.  Federal agencies are now recommending that schools only close if absenteeism soars.  We will notify you of any additional changes to our school’s strategy to prevent the spread of flu by using our website, and our districtwide phone message system.  If the flu becomes more severe, we may take additional steps. 

For more information, visit www.flu.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu.

 
Flu Information
We wish to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season, and we need your help to reduce the spread of flu. Here are a few things you can do to help:
  • Wash hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Do not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or use your elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is unavailable.

Signs and symptoms of the flu include:
  • Fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.
 
When can your child return to school?
  •  Fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  • Any child who is determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.

Measles
Use this link to get measles information from the CDC.
Meningitis
Use this link to get meningitis information from the Texas Health and Human Services Department.
 
Mumps

Use this link to get mumps information from the CDC.

CDC Mumps Information

 
Vaping
Use this link to get vaping information from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
 
Whooping Cough(Pertusis)
Use this link to get more information about Whooping Cough.
 
Zika
Use this link to get more information about Zika.