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Health Updates

Dear Kilgore ISD Parents and Guardians,

 

The health and safety of our students is always our most important concern. As we are quickly approaching flu season and due to some of the current concerns about infectious diseases in our country, we wanted to take a moment to explain some of the safe-guards Kilgore ISD has implemented and suggest a few things that parents and families can do to help stay healthy.

 

The custodial staff on each campus are sanitizing and washing door handles, water fountains, student desks, and walls every night. Even further, bathrooms and nurses’ clinics are receiving additional disinfectant and cleaning. Nurses, custodians, teachers, administrators and all KISD staff are working very hard to educate students and others how to help prevent the spread of the flu virus and other infectious diseases. We will continue to stress these things to our students daily.

 

Parents and families can also help during this time.

  1. Encourage good hand washing techniques.

  2. Encourage students to cover coughs and sneezes with the inner bend of their arm.

  3. Use disinfectant wipes or other disinfectant to sanitize areas.

  4. If your child has the flu or flu-like symptoms, we encourage you to keep your child home until the symptoms clear.

  5. If your child has been ill with a fever, keep your child home until they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

 

Parents and families deserve to be informed about issues that affect their children. I pledge to keep the KISD family updated of all important news, but especially anything related to the health and safety of our students.

 

 

 Finally, please know that I, along with all of the faculty and staff, will always place the highest importance on the health and safety of your children. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your child’s campus.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Cara Cooke

KISD Superintendent