NO SCHOOL TUESDAY, JAN 16
STAY SAFE. STAY WARM.
In accordance with Texas House Bill 1059 and to expand influenza immunization awareness:
Contrary to popular belief, the influenza season often lasts until mid-May. In a February 1, 2016 health alert, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that influenza activity is increasing across the country. Because the flu can have a significant impact on an educational setting, it is crucial that parents have access to flu information and resources year round. Even though most children infected with influenza recover with little to no complications, some cases result in hospitalization and sometimes even death. In the 2014-2015 flu season, 19 influenza- associated pediatric deaths were reported in Texas. No child should suffer like this: please encourage parents to get the flu shot for their children and for themselves. (Flu information on Campus Websites: Superintendent and School Administration letter sent February 8, 2016, from John Hellerstedt, M.D. Texas DSHS Commissioner and Monica Gamez, Texas DSHS Infectious Disease Control Unit Director)
To access Vaccine Exemption information and requirements follow the
links below within the Texas DSHS website:
Zika virus precautions:
Considering all the recent rain we have had and mosquito season being in full force, the Texas Department of State Health urges everyone to follow precautions to protect themselves from mosquito bites: