Mark your calendars! The 7th Annual VISD Health Fair will be on November 8, 2014, from 10a.m. until 1p.m. in the Venus Middle School cafeteria. There will be games, door prizes, and lots of free stuff! See you there! For more information contact Ms. Ortley at email@example.com.
At this time, there is no reason for schools to close, cancel classes or cancel extracurricular activities due to risk of Ebola. Children who reside in a home where a family member is being monitored for Ebola should not be excluded from school attendance unless the student was directly exposed.
People who have been exposed to the disease are being identified and contracted by state and local public health officials. Public health officials will provide directions to any students who came into contact with someone infected with Ebola. If appropriate, based on exposure, the student may be asked to stay home. People exposed are being actively monitored for symptoms and fever.
Because no Ebola patients have been present at a Texas school, there is no reason to close or clean a building or bus beyond routine cleaning procedures for schools.
Ebola is only spread through direct contact with a person who is sick with the disease or their blood, secretions or other bodily fluids. It cannot be spread by someone without any symptoms.
David L. Lakey, M.D.
The flu bug has hit Venus ISD and I want you to know that we are taking extra precautions to sanitize our campuses and athletic facilities. We are purchasing medical strength sanitizing solutions as well as the bleach type wipes for use by our staff.
You can assist us by taking extra precautions at home and not sending your children to school if they are sick. With a student population of almost 2,000 students and 300 employees, the exposure to the flu is magnified. We are and will be proactive in an aggressive approach to the annual flu season. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Alan R. Oakley