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Health Information

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.
 
Flu Monitoring
As in the past, our schools will 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 mor information, visit www.flu.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu.
 
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.