Edgewood ISD

Health Services Department

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 & Other Health Related Information

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Edgewood Health Services and Student Support Services focus on the students, families and community of Edgewood ISD. Numerous resources are listed below to share information on the Coronavirus Covid 19. We are commited to serve you!

July 7, 2020

Immunizations / Inmunizaciones 2020-2021

Dear Parents/Guardians of Students in Texas Schools, Kindergarten through 12th Grade:


Estimados padre, madre o tutor de estudiantes de las escuelas de Texas, desde kínder a 12o grado:


State law requires students in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases. This letter is to inform you of where you can obtain information about which vaccines your child needs to attend school and also to remind you to get your child’s vaccinations early— before the busy back-to-school season. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community.


La ley estatal exige que los estudiantes de las escuelas de Texas estén inmunizados contra ciertas enfermedades que se pueden prevenir con vacunas. El motivo de esta carta es orientarle sobre dónde informarse de cuáles son las vacunas que su hijo necesita para asistir a la escuela y también recordarle que debe vacunar a tiempo a su hijo, antes de que empiece la ajetreada temporada del regreso a clases. Al vacunar a su hijo no solo protege la salud de este, sino también la salud de la comunidad.


To determine the specific vaccines that are required for your child’s grade level, please refer to the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12. This document is available on the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/. If you are unsure of where your child can receive vaccines, contact your healthcare provider or local health department.


Para determinar las vacunas específicas que se requieren según el nivel escolar de sus hijos, consulte los Requisitos mínimos de vacunas en el estado de Texas para estudiantes desde kínder a 12o grado. Este documento está disponible en el sitio web de la Unidad de Inmunización del Departamento Estatal de Servicios de Salud (DSHS) en https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/.


Without the proper documentation of required vaccinations or a valid medical or conscientious exemption, students will not be allowed to attend school. Should you have any questions about the required vaccines, please consult your healthcare provider or local health department.


Si no está seguro sobre dónde su hijo puede recibir las vacunas, comuníquese con su proveedor de atención médica o el departamento de salud local. A los estudiantes que no tengan la documentación adecuada que demuestre que han recibido las vacunas necesarias, o no tengan una exención médica válida o por motivos de conciencia, no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela.


You can also visit the DSHS Immunization Unit website at www.ImmunizeTexas.com, call (800) 252-9152, or email: immunization.info@dshs.texas.gov.


Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las vacunas necesarias, consulte a su proveedor de atención médica o el departamento de salud local. También puede visitar el sitio web de la Unidad de Inmunización del DSHS en www.ImmunizeTexas.com, llamar al (800) 252-9152, o enviar un correo electrónico a immunization.info@dshs.texas.gov.


Thank you for keeping your child immunized and free from vaccine-preventable diseases.

We wish you a rewarding and productive 2020-2021 school year!


Gracias por mantener a su hijo inmunizado y libre de enfermedades prevenibles con vacunas. ¡Le deseamos un año escolar 2020-2021 gratificante y productivo!

Attention Parents of 7th Graders/

Dear Parents/Guardians of Upcoming 7th Grade Students in Texas Schools:


Estimados padre, madre o tutor de estudiantes de 7o grado de las escuelas en Texas:


State law requires students in all grades in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccine- preventable diseases. In addition to vaccines your child has already received, state law requires one dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine and a dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students in 7th-12th grades. The full vaccine requirements for 7th grade students can be found on the DSHS Immunization Unit website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/.


La ley estatal exige que los estudiantes de todos los grados de las escuelas en Texas estén inmunizados contra ciertas enfermedades que se pueden prevenir con vacunas. Además de las vacunas que su hijo ya ha recibido, la ley estatal exige la administración de una dosis de la vacuna antimeningocócica conjugada (MCV4) y una dosis de la vacuna contra el tétanos, difteria y tosferina acelular (Tdap) para los estudiantes desde 7º a 12º grados. La totalidad de los vacunación requisitos para los estudiantes de 7º grado se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de la Unidad de Inmunización del DSHS en https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/.


We also want to remind you to get your child’s vaccinations early— before the busy back-to-school season. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community. Without the proper documentation of required vaccinations or a valid medical or conscientious exemption, students will not be allowed to attend school.


También queremos recordarle que debe vacunar a tiempo a su hijo, antes de que empiece la ajetreada temporada del regreso a clases. Al vacunar a su hijo no solo protege la salud de este, sino también la salud de la comunidad. A los estudiantes que no tengan la documentación adecuada que demuestre que han recibido las vacunas necesarias, o no tengan una exención médica válida o por motivos de conciencia, no se les permitirá asistir a la escuela.


Should you have any questions about vaccines, please consult your healthcare provider. You can also visit the DSHS Immunization Unit website at www.ImmunizeTexas.com, call us at (800) 252-9152, or email us at immunization.info@dshs.texas.gov.


Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre las vacunas necesarias, consulte a su proveedor de atención médica. También puede visitar el sitio web de la Unidad de Inmunización del DSHS en www.ImmunizeTexas.com, llamar al (800) 252-9152, o enviar un correo electrónico a immunization.info@dshs.texas.gov.


Thank you for keeping your child immunized and free from vaccine-preventable diseases. We wish you a rewarding and productive 2020-2021 school year!


Gracias por mantener a su hijo inmunizado y libre de enfermedades prevenibles con vacunas. ¡Le deseamos un año escolar 2020-2021 gratificante y productivo!

July 2, 2020

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10 Things you can do to prepare for returning to school


1. Practice Hand Hygiene often throughout the day. Teach your child to sing the alphabet song (ABCs) or have them count to 20, ensuring they wash front, back, & in-between their fingers.


2. Practice Putting Mask On/Off. Your child will be required to wear a mask on the bus, upon entering school, & within the hallways. Teach them to not touch the inside of their mask when taking it off.


3. Practice 6 feet of Distance. Measure the distance on the floor. Consider temporarily laying pieces of paper down for a visual.


4. Purchase a Thermometer. Check your child’s temperature every morning. If 100°F or higher, they must stay home until fever free (without the use of Tylenol/Motrin) for at least 3 days, and until there is improvement in respiratory symptoms and until it has been at least 10 days from the first day symptoms appeared.


5. Make/Purchase Extra Masks. When possible, masks should only be used one time. Consider making or buying multiple masks to give you proper time to wash them between use.


6. Update Immunizations. Updated immunizations or valid conscientious exemption waivers are required upon enrollment every school year. Please contact your child’s health care provider to see if your child’s immunizations are up to date and make an appointment if needed.


7. Change Aerosolized Medications. Nebulizers & inhalers without a chamber cannot be administered in school. Speak with your child’s health care provider to obtain the proper equipment & to update the Asthma Action Plan.



8. Purchase Reusable Water Bottle to be brought to school. Water fountains will not be in service.



9. Verify/Update Emergency Contacts. If your child presents with COVID-like symptoms, they will be placed in an isolation room or area and they will need to be picked up immediately. Please ensure a contact can be reached at any given time.



10. Stay informed. Educate yourself from reliable sources such as the CDC, Texas Department of State Health Services, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and the Edgewood ISD website.

June 19, 2020

Family Engagement

Fact Sheet Addresses Coping in Hard Times for Parents

Many families may be experiencing economic difficulties. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has a new fact sheet to help families find ways to cope during uncertain times. Visit the webpage to download a PDF copy of the fact sheet.

View Online Learning Activities from Glazer Children’s Museum

The Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, Florida, recently launched GCM at Home, an online learning initiative to help parents and caregivers with educational learning activities. Get ready to do yoga, build crafts, and so much more. Go to the GCM at Home webpage to learn more information

Employee Wellness

Fact Sheet Addresses Coping in Hard Times for School Staff

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network recently released a new fact sheet that addresses how challenging financial events may affect school staff, students, and families. Access to webpage to download a PDF copy of the resource.

May 4, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing!!

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Happy School Nurse Day!

View Statistics in Schools Pinterest Page from the U.S. Census Bureau

Most teachers know the struggle of coming up with spur-of-the-moment creative lesson plans, bulletin boards, or interactive activities for their students

And now, as thousands of students are home due to school closings during the COVID-19 national emergency, parents are faced with the same challenges. For help and resources, teachers and parents don’t have to look any further than Pinterest, the social media site that now hosts a Statistics in Schools (SIS) Pinterest page from the U.S. Census Bureau.

https://www.pinterest.com/uscensusbureau/

View Virtual Learning Materials for E-Cigarette Prevention (Grades 6th-12th)

With many schools across the country currently closed, the Food and Drug Administration and Scholastic continue to develop youth e-cigarette prevention educational materials for middle and high school students. All materials are available online for free. http://www.scholastic.com/youthvapingrisks/

Talk to Kids About Coronavirus

Need help talking to your children about COVID-19? Positive Parenting Newsfeed has a short video to help parents and caregivers talk to their children about the coronavirus. During the pandemic, parents should try and maintain routines whenever possible and empower kids with things they can control, like hygiene and hand washing.
How To Talk To your Kids About Coronavirus

April 27, 2020

Resources For Addressing Children's Fears

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

Click Here (Spanish Version Available)

George & The Giant Germ Coloring Book

Click Here (Spanish Version Available)

Clean Safely

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Family Engagement

Galapagos Islands National Geographic Expeditions | (Ecuador) Our Awesome Planet Vlog (Part I)

Employee Wellness

Physical Activity

Panic Shopping

April 20, 2020

Mandatory Public Use of Face Coverings

All people 10 years and older must wear a face cloth covering when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six feet away from other people such as visiting a grocery store/pharmacy or working in areas that involve close proximity with other coworkers. Coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief. Residents must continue to maintain social distancing of at least six feet while outside of their residence.


Face coverings do not need to be worn in the following circumstances:



  • When exercising outside or engaging in physical activity outside
  • While driving alone or with passengers who are part of the same household as the driver
  • When doing so poses a greater mental or physical health, safety, or security risk
  • While pumping gas or operating outdoor equipment
  • While in a building or activity that requires security surveillance or screening, for example, banks
  • When consuming food or drink



IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU NOT OBTAIN OR WEAR MEDICAL MASKS OR N-95 RESPIRATORS AS THEY ARE A NEEDED RESOURCE FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

FOUR WAYS TO SIGN UP FOR COVID-19 ALERTS

  1. Download the Ready South Texas app, available in the iTunes and Google Play stores
  2. Text COSAGOV to 55000 to receive SMS text message updates
  3. Follow @COSAGOV on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  4. Bookmark www.SanAntonio.gov

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Provisional Enrollment and Immunization Requirements


As COVID-19 continues to affect communities across Texas, children may be provisionally enrolled in school without meeting immunization requirements. Under Texas Administrative Code Rule §97.66, a provisional enrollment may be granted for all children enrolled in schools and child-care facilities who are unable to meet Immunization requirements. A child-care provider, school nurse, or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled child or student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a child or student is not in compliance, the facility shall exclude the child or student from attendance until the required dose is administered.

Toolkit Will Keep Your Teen Busy at Home


If you are looking for free, educational activities to keep your teen busy while at home, click on the Toolkit For Out of School Time button below , brought to you by the National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens. The toolkit offers science-based activities and resources on drug use and addiction designed to educate teens through engaging activities outside of the classroom. The activities inspire learning and empower teens with information to make informed decisions about drug use and their health.

Explore Social and Emotional Learning COVID-19 Resources

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has social and emotional learning resources and tips for teachers and parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

View CASEL’s resources.

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Watch Georgia Aquarium Web Cams


Seeking all underwater adventurers! While the Georgia Aquarium is temporarily closed, you can still view the amazing fish via their web cameras. Check out the Jelly webcam. Make sure you also view the Ocean Voyager webcam. Lookout for the whale shark!

View Tips for Staying Healthy and Active with At-Home Learning

Action for Healthy Kids has tips and resources to help parents who may be facing virtual and at-home learning with their children. Learn more about these tips and resources.

Sun Safety

April 13, 2020

Student Activities & Resources: Health Education

Art Contest: You ART what you EAT!

Earth Day is April 22nd

Activities for Kids of all Ages.

http://takecareoftexas.org/hot-wire/activities-kids-of-all-ages


Take a Virtual Tour of Yosemite National Park.

https://www.virtualyosemite.org/about-virtual-yosemite/


Watch Animal Cameras at San Diego Zoo (Baboon Cam is a favorite)

https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/videos

April 3, 2020

Practice Social Distancing


To avoid the spread of COVID-19 in our community, practice social distancing:

· Avoid going out in public

· When in public, keep six feet of distance between you and others

· Follow guidance provided by local and state officials.

Get more information at https://texas.gov/covid19

#covid19 #texasstrong #stayhome

Practica el distanciamiento social


Para prevenir la propagación de COVID-19 en nuestra comunidad, practique el distanciamiento social:

• Evite salir en público

• Cuando esté en público, mantenga una distancia de seis pies entre usted y los demás.

• Seguir las recomendaciones de los funcionarios locales y estatales.

Obtenga más información en https://texas.gov/covid19

# covid19 #texasfuerte #quedateencasa

Organize Childcare

World Autism Month

Help create a kinder world.


MES MUNDIAL DEL AUTISMO

Ayuda a crear un mundo más amable.

How to make a homemade mask/Cómo hacer una mascarilla

Click on this button for instructions and videos

March 20, 2020

CDC- 6 Steps to Prevent COVID-19

Click on this button to watch the video.

CDC- 10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home

Click on this button to watch the video.

Corona Virus Self-Checker

The purpose of the Coronavirus Self-Checker is to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. This system is not intended for the diagnosis or treatment of disease or other conditions, including COVID-19.

COVID 19 - SYMPTOMS

Poster in English

COVID-19 HOTLINE

COVID-19 HOTLINE- 210.207.5779 OR EMAIL COVID-19@SANANTONIO.GOV

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210.207.5779.

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Email questions or requests for presentations to COVID-19@sanantonio.gov

How to support your child

  • Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Answer questions and share facts in a way that your child or teen can understand.
  • Reassure your child or teen that they are safe.
  • Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
  • Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. It is easy to misinterpret what they hear.
  • Try to keep up with regular routines. Even as schools are temporarily closed, try to create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
  • Be a role model. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.

CÓMO AYUDAR A SUS HIJOS EN ESTOS MOMENTOS DIFÍCILES

Hable con ellos sobre la epidemia del virus COVID-19 y responda a sus preguntas de manera que entiendan la situación. Hágales ver que están a salvo y que es normal que estén intranquilos. Explíqueles qué hace usted para combatir el estrés para que aprendan. Procuren no ver demasiadas noticias sobre el virus ni leerlas en las redes sociales. Es fácil malinterpretar lo que uno oye. Traten de seguir unos hábitos diarios constantes. Aunque las escuelas estén cerradas temporalmente, procuren tener una horas fijas para estudiar y para jugar o relajarse. Deles ejemplo con su conducta. Duerman lo suficiente, hagan ejercicio y coman bien. Manténganse en contacto con sus amigos y familiares.

Meal Finder Map

Texas parents can now visit the TXSchools.gov MealFinder Map to find locations near them where local school systems are offering free school meals—both breakfast and lunch—for pick-up while school buildings are closed because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Once parents go to the site, they click “Meal Pick-Up Locations” to bring up a map of locations. Parents can type their address, and the map will zoom into meal pick-up locations that are up and running near them.

MAPA DE ESCUELAS QUE DAN COMIDA

En Texas, los padres pueden consultar la página TXSchools.gov, donde encontrarán un mapa que muestra las escuelas que ofrecen desayunos y almuerzos gratis durante el periodo en que permanecerán cerradas por el virus COVID-19. Una vez en la página, busque “Meal Pick-Up Locations" para ver el mapa. Luego escriba su dirección y el mapa le mostrará las escuelas más cercanas a su domicilio.

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