Flu, Measles, Mumps, and other illness Prevention and 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.
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.
or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu.
Use this link to get measles information from the CDC.
Use this link to get more information about Whooping Cough.
Use this link to get more information about Zika.