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ATTENTION Incoming 5th& 6th Graders

Arkansas Immunization Law requires all students that are 11 years old as of September 1st of each school year receive a Tdap Booster Immunization in order to attend school. If your child is 11 years old now or will be before September 1, 2020 they will need the Tdap booster over the summer months. All schedules will be held until proof of immunization is provided to the school.

 

ATTENTION Incoming 7th

Arkansas Immunization Law requires that all students entering the 7th grade receive their 1st dose of MCV4 Immunization in order to attend school. Please make an appointment to receive this vaccine over the summer months.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the MS nurse,

Rachel Hoover, RN (rachel.hoover@dragons.k12.ar.us).

Refer to the Immunization Information page for more information.

ATTENTION all 16 year olds

MCV4:      Second dose at age 16 years (as of Sept. 1st each year).1 dose if not vaccinated prior to age 16 years. (If 1st dose is administered at age 16 years or older, no 2nd dose required).  Must be received on or after 16th birthday.

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the HS nurse,

Amanda Green (amanda.green@dragons.k12.ar.us).

Refer to the Immunization Information page for more information.

COVID-19

 

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and you

STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children

Free Online Screening for COVID-19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flu Information

 

Your child has the Flu...now what? Click here for information on how to care for you child with the flu.

24 HOUR RULE

ALWAYS remember that if your child has the flu keep them home until they are fever free WITHOUT medications for 24 hours. This will help prevent the spread of the flu. Being fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication is not only SCHOOL POLICY, it is also a recommendation from the CDC and your PHYSICIAN.  Refer to the Genoa Central Student Handbook_2019 section 4.34- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AND PARASITES. 

  • Students must be fever, vomit, and diarrhea free for 24 hours without medications to be readmitted.

 

EVERYDAY FLU PREVENTION STEPS

Advice for Parents on Talking to Children About the Flu

 

 

 

 


What are the top ten carriers of infection agents?

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Your Fingers

Handwashing is like a "do-it-yourself" vaccine

It involves five simple and effective steps (Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can take to reduce the spread of diarrheal and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Regular handwashing, particularly before and after certain activities, is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others. It's quick, it's simple, and it can keep us all from getting sick.

Handwashing is a win for everyone, except the germs.

FIGHT GERMS. WASH YOUR HANDS-watch this 3 minute video on the proper technique for hand washing.

 

What’s New?

 

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

 

 

Measles Information:

There is no anti-viral treatment for measles. Measles is a serious illness:

·         Thirty of every 100 people with measles will develop complications that may require                intervention or even hospitalization, including ear infections, diarrhea, pneumonia, brain damage or disability.

·         About 25 of every 100 measles patients end up in a hospital.

·         One person in every 1,000 people with measles experiences brain swelling.

·         Measles can be deadly and one to two people in every 1,000 with measles will die.

“The fact that measles was controlled in this country by 2000, less than 40 years after vaccines were developed, was proof that vaccinating our population was the right thing to do,” Dr. Meeks said. “It is a strategy that has saved countless lives and prevented untold amounts of illness and suffering. But it is a strategy that requires diligence and consistency.”

Below are some links: 

The Measles Vaccine in Arkansas

Should I Test for Measles

Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Arkansas Department of Health urge precautions against measles

 

 

Human Trafficking

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According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (Feb. 2019), Texas ranks #2 among states for the number of reported human trafficking cases. Human trafficking does happen in our communities . With Arkansas sharing a state line with Texas we are put at an elevated risk of either knowing of a situation or being in situations of Human Trafficking. Be aware, Be safe.    This article will help parents learn how to talk to their kids about it.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1 (888) 373-7888

SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")

Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week

 

 

 

Head Lice Information

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