• Health Alerts

    LISD Health Services Alerts

     
     
    August  

    Parents are encouraged to apply repellants on their child before school.  Students
    will be allowed to bring and self- apply repellants prior to outdoor activities at school
    under the following conditions:
    • NO SPRAY products will be allowed 
    • Parents need to instruct student on how to apply product 
    • Repellant sent to school must be labeled with student’s name 
    • Students may only use their own repellant, no sharing will be allowed 
    • The repellant will be given to the teacher and kept in a safe location 
    • Repellants will not be applied in the classroom, but once the students are outside 
     
    For more information on DEET, the active ingredient in most repellants effective against
    mosquitoes, visit: http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/chemicals/deet.htm.
     
    Fight the Bite - control mosquitoes to reduce the risk of West Nile, Zika, and other viruses
    spread by mosquitos. Denton County Health Department has information to tell you how. 

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    December - April  
    Flu
     
    Symptoms of the Flu are:
    • Fever (100º F or greater)(although not everyone with flu will have a fever) 
    • Headache 
    • Muscle aches or body aches 
    • Chills 
    • Extreme tiredness 
    • Cough 
    • Sore throat 
    • Runny or stuffy nose  
    • May have diarrhea and vomiting (more common in children than adults)
     
    If your child appears ill, please keep him or her at home until free of fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or Motrin.   
     
    Some people do develop complications, which can be life-threatening.  Speak with your physician early if you are worried about your child's illness.   
     
    Please be aware that according to the National Reye's Syndrome Foundation, research has shown an associated "link between Reye's Syndrome and the use of aspirin and other salicylate containing medications" and products.  Do NOT use aspirin or aspirin-containing medications to treat the symptoms of influenza-like illnesses, flu, viruses, chicken pox, or colds.
     
    For more information about the Flu, including how to protect yourself and what to do if your child seems very sick - see the attachment below "The Flu: A Guide For Parents" courtesy of the CDC, or visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
     
    Flu shots are available through your healthcare provider, area clinics, pharmacies, and local health departments. Free flu shots are available to qualifying children age 6 months to 18 years through the Care Van of North Texas. Additional information on seasonal flu is available on the website of the Center for Disease Control
     
    If your child is home from school with the flu or flu-like symptoms, please notify the attendance office that your child is home with flu or flu-like illness. This will assist the District and Denton County Health Department in monitoring the spread of the flu. LISD is participating in the Denton County Health Department flu surveillance program.
     
    CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.