Nurse Notes

Huntsville City Schools

Kronos- Important Update - time MUST be approved before you leave Friday

  • Additional “types of leave requests” have been added to the Kronos terminals. Available now at the terminal in the Submit Request area are: Military, Court and Sick-Bank. Please let your employees know they are to ONLY request this leave once they have received any prior approval per HCS policy. And as the Kronos managers ONLY approve these types of leave according to the HCS policy. If you have any questions, please let us know.
  • Also, Finance has decided to go back to minute to minute time calculating (as opposed to rounding) effective the week beginning January 4, 2015. Again if you have any questions, please let us know. We want to thank those that have given us feedback on this process.
  • Don’t forget to remind your employees to approve their timecard prior to when they will be off for the holidays for any hours worked or leave reported through that last day.

IMPORTANT- Don't forget to approve your time this Friday (DEC. 19th) before leaving for winter break!!!!


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Flu! Flu! Flu! Please See Letter from Secretary Duncan Regarding Health Information and Resources Below...

November 16, 2014

Dear Chief State School Officers:

Now that we are in the season of influenza, and mindful of other infectious diseases, the U.S. Department of Education would like to refer you to information and resources for district leaders, schools, and educators on steps that can be taken to guard against the spread of disease. We continue to appreciate the work you do to foster a healthy environment in America’s schools and hope that these materials will support your efforts.

Seasonal “flu” occurs between October and May and typically peaks in January and February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that this will be a particularly heavy flu season. Recently, CDC issued a health advisory saying that the vaccine developed for 2014-2015 is less effective than usual; however, CDC encourages everyone, especially school personnel, to get vaccinated because children are among the most vulnerable to the disease.

Complete information about the flu and how to contain and manage it is given at and at The Readiness Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center also has useful resources and information for addressing infectious diseases as part of a comprehensive emergency operations plan (EOP), including coping with a widespread outbreak at We encourage you to convey this information to your district and school leaders and remind teachers, students, and others to:

· Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;

· Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth;

· Avoid close contact with those who are already sick;

· Get plenty of sleep;

· Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids;

· Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm;

· Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.

Districts and schools may want to review their EOPs with public health authorities, as well as plan for continuity of teaching and learning during a school dismissal, in preparation for the height of the flu season or other infectious disease outbreak. As with all health-related instances, districts and schools should maintain the privacy and identity of individual students and teachers in conformity with applicable privacy laws.

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa remains in the news, and CDC, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education have prepared resources for school districts on this topic. These resources make clear that, in the United States, Ebola remains a very rare disease that has affected only a handful of people. To date, no cases of Ebola in U.S. schools have been identified, and no community transmission has occurred in schools. The most likely situations regarding Ebola exposure that educators will face will pertain to perceived rather than any actual risk. Nevertheless, the following resources have been developed for public information and are available at

· K-12 Schools Guidance

· Office for Civil Rights Guidance

· Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Guidance

· Continuity of Teaching and Learning Guidance

We hope that you will familiarize yourself with these resources and that you will share them through all of your available networks and communication vehicles to help ensure they reach the appropriate audiences.

Thanks for your support for the health, safety, and education of our students.


Arne Duncan

cc: Council of Chief State School Officers


College Bound- Taking Your Diabetes to School - Jan 2nd

Do you have type 1 diabetes (T1D)? Are you are a college student or high school junior or senior?

If you said yes to those questions, come join us for a fun filled lunch on January 2nd at Shea’s Express.

There will be a panel of college students with T1D, sharing experiences and answering your questions. Transitioning to college with diabetes doesn’t have to be scary.

If you are already in college, feel free to come! It’s great to connect with new friends and share about diabetes practices...

College Bound- Taking Your Diabetes to School- EVENT inform your diabetic students

Friday, Jan. 2nd 2015 at 11:30am

415 Church Street Northwest, Huntsville, AL, United States

*Shea's Express- Garden Room- 415 Church Street- suite 5

*For College Students, High School Juniors and Seniors.

*Please RSVP if you will attend so lunch can be planned accordingly.

*Contact Info:

Cindy Spillers, Huntsville Hospital Diabetes Center (256) 265-3063


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PEEHIP info is a quick way to electronically inform employers and PEEHIP members of information relating to your health care benefits and issues affecting the Retirement Systems of Alabama. We will be sending this out at least once a month or as the need arises to let you know important news and information as quickly as possible. Employers please forward to your employees.

December 11, 2014

*Read about the approved benefit and policy changes and the wellness program in the December PEEHIP Advisor.

*Be on the lookout for information you will receive on the PEEHIP Wellness program from.

Active Health – the PEEHIP Wellness and Medical Management partner.

*Keep your mailing address and email address up-to-date through Member Online Services.

New members – You have thirty days from your hire date to enroll in any of the plans offered by PEEHIP using Member Online Services (MOS).

*Visit our Wellness web page to learn more about the "Team Up for Health" Wellness Program!


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