Ms. Erica and Ms. Wendy

Hello we are the Medical Aides here at Harmony School of Innovation. This here is a monthly newsletter that we are just starting up to keep our parents updated about any health issues here at HSI- El Paso. We will try to keep our parents up to date about issues regarding the health of our students and community. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach us at 2-12 building 915-757-2929 with Ms. Erica- or K-1 building 915-755-5400 with Ms. Wendy-

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This letter is to inform you of immunization requirements that will impact students entering the 7th grade. 7th grade is required to have one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine and one dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

*Tdap Booster

*Meningococcal (MCV4, Menactra)

Please contact your health care provider or local health department if your child needs these vaccines.

All immunizations should be completed by the first day of school. However, you will have 30 calendar days from the first day of school to provide the required up-to-date immunization record for your child. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.

If the student has already received these 2 vaccines please bring an updated shot record to the school. Please contact the school for any questions or concerns.

El propósito de esta carta es para informarle de los requisitos de inmunización que tendrá de estudiantes de 7 º grado. Los estudiantes que ingresan a 7 º grado están obligados a tener una dosis de vacuna Tdap (tétanos, difteria y tos ferina) y una dosis de vacuna conjugada antimeningocócica.

* Vacuna de refuerzo Tdap

* Meningocócica (MCV4, Menactra)

Póngase en contacto con su médico o departamento local de salud si su hijo necesita estas vacunas.

Todas las vacunas deben ser completadas por el primer día de escuela. Sin embargo, usted tendrá 30 días desde el primer día de escuela para proporcionar el registro de vacunación actualizada necesaria para su hijo. Si, al final del período de 30 días, un estudiante no ha recibido una dosis posteriores de vacuna, el estudiante no está en cumplimiento y la escuela excluirá al estudiante de asistencia a la escuela hasta que se administra la dosis requerida.

Si el estudiante ya ha recibido estas 2 vacunas favor de traer un registro de vacunas actualizado a la escuela. Póngase en contacto con la escuela para cualquier pregunta o preocupación.

Preventing the Spread of Flu Virus Reminder

The influenza virus is here in El Paso. We want to share with you the prevention measures you can take to help protect yourselves and your children. In order to help prevent the spread of the seasonal flu, please take four steps. 1) Clean: wash your hands often, scrubbing for at least 30 seconds, 2) Cover: cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or the crook of your elbow, 3) Contain: contain germs by staying clear of other who are sick. If you do get sick, STAY home until you are well 4) Call: Call or see your doctor if you or your child has a fever greater than 100 degrees.

The symptoms of the flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. It is important to follow the four prevention measures in order to avoid catching the flu virus. Also, it is important to teach your children the prevention measures and to practice good hygiene in order to stay healthy.

Preventing the Flu: Good health habits can help stop germs

· Avoid close contact.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

· Stay home when you are sick.

  • Stay home from work, school and errands when you are sick. Keep sick children at home. You will help prevent others from catching the illness.

· Cover you mouth and nose.

  • Cover you nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue i in the trash after you use it. Sanitize your hands after.

· Wash your hands often.

  • Washing your hand and the hands of your children often will help protect you from germs.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

  • Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her nose, mouth and eyes.

· Practice other good health habits.

  • Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

The safety and well-being of your children is always a priority in Harmony Public Schools. Thank you for your support and cooperation in this matter.


  • American Diabetes Alert Day (March 26)

Diabetes mellitus, commonly known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin moves sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy. With diabetes, your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t effectively use the insulin it does make. Untreated high blood sugar from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs.

There are a few different types of diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks and destroys cells in the pancreas, where insulin is made. It’s unclear what causes this attack. About 10 percent of people with diabetes have this type.
  • Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin, and sugar builds up in your blood.
  • Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar is higher than normal, but it’s not high enough for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.
  • Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar during pregnancy. Insulin-blocking hormones produced by the placenta cause this type of diabetes.

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  • Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness (March 26)

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. A seizure is a sudden rush of electrical activity in the brain.

There are two main types of seizures. Generalized seizures affect the whole brain. Focal, or partial seizures, affect just one part of the brain.

A mild seizure may be difficult to recognize. It can last a few seconds during which you lack awareness.

Stronger seizures can cause spasms and uncontrollable muscle twitches, and can last a few seconds to several minutes. During a stronger seizure, some people become confused or lose consciousness. Afterward you may have no memory of it happening.

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