SHAC meeting April 10

SHAC meeting April 10th at 11:30 a.m. in the Coyote Room.

Cold and Flu Season Information & Guidelines

Borden County I.S.D.

Dear Parent or Guardian:

The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines:

Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
• Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough
• Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)
• Headache
• Mild stomach ache

Definitely keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:
• Fever (greater than 100 degrees by mount and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours)
• Vomiting (even once)
• Diarrhea
• Chills
• General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches
• Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
• Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:
• Wash hands frequently
• Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth
• Cover mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, use a paper tissue, throw it away and then wash hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds an flu begin) it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

Thank you in advance for helping make this year at school as healthy as possible.

Sincerely,
Hollye Martinez, R.N.
School Nurse

SHAC Meeting – November 15th

SHAC meeting schedule for November 15th in the Coyote Room at 11:30 a.m.

Information Regarding Head Lice Prevention

September is National Head Lice Prevention Month.

Below you will find links to websites with additional information about Head Lice.

Managing Head Lice

Headlice Information

 

 

Required 7th Grade Immunizations

Parent letter for 7th graders-page-0

Say No To Drugs Presentation – May 17th

Say No To Drugs-page-0

SHAC Meeting Scheduled for March 1st

A SHAC meeting will be held on March 1st, 2017 @ 11:30 in Coyote Room.

Texas Department of Health Flu Information

Find out the latest from the Texas Department of Health regarding the flu, flu symptoms and prevention of the flu.

This flu season is being projected as one of the most severe in recent history.

Texas Flu Information

Borden County Wellness Policy

Borden County Wellness Policy

SHAC Meeting Scheduled November 10th

SHAC meeting is scheduled for November 10th

11:30 a.m.

The Coyote Room