It's that time of year again when colds and flu-like illnesses can be easily spread from person to person. We want our parents to know Community ISD is taking diligent steps to help reduce illness at school including:
Teaching and reinforcing good handwashing and cough/sneeze etiquette
Making hand sanitizer available and encouraging everyone to use it
Cleaning daily by our custodial staff. Extra cleaning is initiated when there are reports of increased illness.
Care is provided by the school nurse if a student becomes sick at school. The campus will notify parents promptly if the student must be sent home.
Here are a few things you can do to help us keep our students and staff healthy:
Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water, or to use hand sanitizer frequently. You can set a good example by doing this at home.
Remind children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils.
Show your children how to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues, or to cover their coughs or sneezes using their elbow, arm or sleeve instead of their hand when a tissue is unavailable.
Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever or signs of a fever, without using fever-reducing medicines (Tylenol or Ibuprofen). Children with diarrhea must stay home until diarrhea-free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea-suppressing medication. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
It is very important that you do not send children to school if they have any flu-like symptoms such as fever greater than 100°F, sore throat, cough, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea.
We need your help to make sure we have #HealthyBraves at school. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.