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To all concerned,
The most recent outbreak of Coronavirus in China is the subject of significant concern enough to merit a meeting of the World Health Organization in Geneva Switzerland. There have been at least 17 deaths attributed to this virus. On January 23, USA TODAY reported that “The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday its emergency committee needed more information before it was ready to declare the deadly global coronavirus virus outbreak a public health emergency, even as the hard-hit Chinese city of Wuhan shut down all air and train traffic to try to contain its spread.” https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/01/22/wuhan-china-coronavirus-outbreak-death-toll-public-health-emergency/4539750002/.
Meanwhile this morning, the New York Times reports that China has expanded travel restrictions to 2 more cities as the outbreak grows. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/world/asia/china-coronavirus.html?campaign_id=60&instance_id=0&segment_id=20565&user_id=26351c8202441f64d429ffac4445e987®i_id=101250646.
I have consulted the Center for Disease Control for direct information. While they have conveyed the risk of infection through the student exchange program travel is low, there is also undoubtedly increased risk because of the potential exposure of international travel.
Venus Middle School has been very excited to host our wonderful guests from Zhangjiagang. However, in the best interest of the health of both our guests from China and our own students and community, I feel it is prudent to cancel the spring 2020 student visit from China. This would protect our friends in Zhangjiagang from potential exposure through airport and airplane travel, as well as protect our Venus community from the same dangers.
I eagerly look forward to re-scheduling the student exchange for a date in the near future, when the health concern is contained. My goal would be to allow these same students to make this trip, possibly even as early as fall of 2020.
Superintendent, Venus ISD.
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Cold and flu season is upon us and we have already had several students out of school with colds, the flu and strep throat. To prevent widespread flu/strep throat 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 home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:
Thank you for helping to make this school year as healthy as possible.
La temporada de resfriados y gripe está sobre nosotros y ya hemos tenido varios estudiantes enfermos de resfriados, gripe y faringitis estreptocócica.
Para prevenir la gripe / estreptococo generalizada en nuestra escuela, recomendamos que su hijo se quede en casa en vez de venir a la escuela si experimentan síntomas de gripe o resfriado. Para decidir si no debe enviar a su hijo a la escuela, tenga en cuenta las siguientes pautas:
Considere mantener a su hijo en casa para un día extra de descanso y observación si él o ella tiene alguno de los siguientes síntomas:
Mantenga a su hijo en casa para recibir tratamiento y observación si él o ella tiene alguno de estos síntomas:
Para ayudar a prevenir la gripe y otros resfriados, enséñele a sus hijos buenos hábitos de higiene:
Por favor no envíe a su hijo a la escuela con medicamentos en sus bolsillos o mochilas (esto incluye pastillas para la tos). Si su hijo necesita que le administren medicamentos en algún momento durante el día escolar, debe llevar el medicamento a la escuela y completar un formulario de administración para la enfermera.
Gracias por ayudar a que este año escolar sea lo más saludable posible.
Immunization Clinic Provided by the Cleburne Health Department
Date & Time: February 4, 2020 @ 10:00am-2:00p,
Location: Venus Middle School
Vaccinations Offered: Tdap, HPV, MCV4, Flu and others as requested
Vaccinations are free. Permission slips were sent home with 6th grade students who will need shots before entering 7th grade. Seniors who will need vaccinations for college are encouraged to participate in the clinic and may pick up a permission slip from the school nurse. Parents do not have to be present when their child receives shots if the permission slip is signed and returned. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Clinica de Inmunizacion
Fecha & Hora: February 4, 2020 @ 10:00am-2:00pm
Lugar: Venus Middle School
Vacuna Que Se Ofreceran: Tdap, HPV, MCV4, Flu and other as requested
Las vacunas son gratis. Las hojas de permiso se enviaron a casa con estudiantes de grado 6 que necesitarán vacunas antes de ingresar al 7 grado. Se anima a las personas mayores que necesitarán vacunas para la universidad a participar en la clínica y pueden recoger un permiso de la enfermera de la escuela. Los padres no tienen que estar presentes cuando su hijo recibe vacunas, si se firma y se devuelve el permiso. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con la enfermera de la escuela.