Cold and Flu

The cold and flu season has arrived! We can’t keep everyone from getting sick, but we sure can try!

1.) Wash your hands!! Before you eat, after you eat, when you use the restroom, after PE, after you sneeze, anytime you can.

2.) If you cough or sneeze, use your sleeve. (The students can demonstrate this for you;)

3.) Respect personal space. Keep a little distance between you and your friends, and you and your teachers.

4.) Only visit the nurse for things that cannot be taken care of in the classroom. All of the sick students are in the clinic….It is not the place to be if you want to stay healthy. Teachers have band aids for little cuts and scrapes.

5.) Wear weather appropriate clothing. If there is snow on the ground, you should have pants and a jacket.

Please assess your students in the morning. If they are feeling pretty bad, and you want to keep them home, that is an appropriate decision. If they have a fever over 100.0, you are required by the GCISD policy to keep them home. They must be fever free for 24 hours without any medication before returning to school. Also, if they vomit, they must be vomit free for 24 hours without any medication before returning to school.

If your child is staying home from school, please call the front office to let us know. We will probably ask a few questions, as we track illnesses for the Tarrant County Public Health Department who reports the findings to the state.

Immunization Awareness

Did you know? Vaccines are for all of us - from babies to older adults. The month of August has been designated as the National Immunization Awareness Month.