• Nurse’s Corner

    Winter 2020

    Flu Season

    The Flu Season has roared in and is hitting hard.  The Denton County Public Health Department recommends a three-pronged approach to fighting the flu

    1. Get vaccinated. The best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu is to get an annual flu shot, and the flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
    2. Take everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. Cover your cough and sneeze, avoid people experiencing flu symptoms, stay home when you feel sick and wash your hands often. These steps will help prevent respiratory viruses, including influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and rhinovirus.
    3. Take antiviral medications if your doctor prescribes them. If you are experiencing fever, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, muscle aches and headaches, visit your doctor, and take antivirals if prescribed. These remedies can help you recover quicker, and can potentially prevent you from being hospitalized with flu complications

    All unvaccinated residents over six months of age are strongly encouraged to be immunized for the flu.

    LISD fever policy requires a child who is ill with a fever MUST be fever free (less than 100 degrees), without the use of fever reducing medications, for 24 hours before returning to school.  Check out the attached flyers on the flu and hand washing.

     

    Remember to……

    Cover you Cough and Wash your Hands.

    Check out the film

    Why Don’t We Do It In Our Sleeve? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtnEwvUWDo0

     

    Go Red for Women

    February 2020

     

    American Heart Association Campaign

    February 7th - National Go Red Day

    This is LISD’s 11th year supporting the American Health Association’s Go Red for Women. We have raised over $200,000 through generous donations from our staff, students and families.  Go Red is a national campaign to promote heart health for women.  Heart disease is the number one killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.  Ninety percent of women have one or more risk factors for developing heart disease.  Go to the Go Red website for more information athttps://www.goredforwomen.org/ 

    Support the campaign by donating for Go Red shirts and Pins.

    You may donate with cash, check or charge.  Nurse DeGiulio will accept cash and check donations and orders for shirts and pins.

    Credit Card donations and shirt orders may be made by texting LISDGIVES to 41444.  You will receive a message with a link to complete your donation/order.  Select Forestwood MS.  When your shirts arrive at Forestwood, you will receive an email.  

    See the attached flier for details on the shirts and pin.  Thank you for your support!

     

    6th Graders get a jump on 7th grade!!!

    All 7th graders must have two shots: Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4, Menveo, Menactra or MPSV4).   Please consider getting the HPV immunization, too.  This is not required but is highly effective in preventing several kinds of cancer. 

    Did you receive any shots at your last physical?  If you did, they probably are the ones required for 7th grade.  If you haven’t, then you probably need to get them.

    I need a copy of the shot record to update your school record.   So, send me a copy by email (degiulioj@lisd.net) fax (214-626-1793) or bring it in.  

    Reminder emails will be sent to parents noting which shots are missing.   Please send in the shot record ASAP or at the latest, May 15, 2020. 

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