Flu Update and School Nurse Day

by Coy Holcombe.  

The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending that schools not close because of isolated flu cases. In fact, the CDC is recommending that schools that have closed re-open. The CDC’s change in recommendation comes because the closing of schools was not proving effective in slowing the spread of the disease and, in the opinion of the CDC, the swine flu was not proving any more severe than a normal flu outbreak. According to the CDC, only schools with an absentee rate so high that it would affect their ability to function should consider closing. 

Today is National School Nurse Day. On behalf of EISD I would like to thank our nurse and nurse aides for their hard work and dedication to the students of EISD. Pam Martin is our nurse and is located on the Primary Campus; however, whenever a situation requires her at another campus, she is always there. Our nurse aides include: Bobbie Howard, High School; Markie Saye, Middle School; Lisa Sawyer, Intermediate School; and, Dena Bonner, Primary.

Congratulations to Cheri Spivey and the Middle School art students on a successful art show. There were many great student works for sale and the attendance was good. Personally, I was able to purchase a work done by Nathan Cason, the winner of this years MathCounts T-Shirt Competition.  

Thank you to Diane Chambers and the National Honor Society for the breakfast yesterday.

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