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Redwater ISD School Nurses, helping kids stay healthy and in school!

Laura Mangum, RN

School Nurse, School Health Coordinator

903-671-3481 x251

lmangum@redwaterisd.org

Christie Raney, LVN

Assistant School Nurse

903-671-3481 x261 or x280

craney@redwaterisd.org


What's New?

Dear Redwater ISD Community,

We are working closely with local and federal health authorities to monitor the developing situation surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

Human coronaviruses most commonly spread from an infected person to others through:

  • Coughing and sneezing.
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands.
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands; and rarely, fecal contamination.

State medical experts indicate that the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID -19 are the same recommendations for preventing the spread of the flu: 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your face several times throughout the day.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones)
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel including plane trips, and especially avoid embarking on cruise ships.
  • Receive a flu vaccine if you are over the age of 6 months.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations regarding the use of facemasks.

Facemasks are not recommended for people who are well to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others or by health workers and people who are taking care of someone with COVID-19 symptoms


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FLU Information

The flu (Influenza)  can be easily spread from person to person. We are taking steps to reduce the spread of flu in Redwater ISD. We are working closely with the Texas Education Agency and local health officials to monitor flu conditions and make decisions about the best steps to take concerning our schools. However, we need your help to keep our schools open to students and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season.

Parents can: 
Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based rub. You can set a good example by doing this yourself.

Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. Covering up their coughs or sneezes using the bend of their elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is unavailable.

Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea.

Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after being fever free without the use of fever reducing medications. Keeping children with a fever at home will reduce the number of people who may get infected.

Do not send children to school if they are sick. Any children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.

For more information, visit the CDC web site here or call 1-800-CDC-INFO for the most current information about the flu. We will notify you of any additional changes to our school's strategy to prevent the spread of flu.

Precautions to remember when medicating children for flu-like symptoms:

  • Do not give aspirin or aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) containing medication to children or teenagers; this can cause a serious condition called Reye's Syndrome. You can learn more about Reye's Syndrome here.
  • Children younger than 4 years of age should not be given cold medications without speaking with a health care provider first.
  • Many cold and flu medications contain pain relievers and fever reducers. Read the labels on over-the-counter cold and flu medications before giving or taking additional doses of Acetaminophen (Tylenol®), Ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®, or Nuprin®,) or Naproxen (Aleve®).
  • Remember, that pain relievers and fever reducers may cause a decrease in temperature over a period of time, but these medications do not decrease the ability to spread disease.  

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Contact Information

Redwater ISD
202 Red River Road North
Redwater , Texas 75573
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Phone: 903-671-3481
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Redwater ISD’s designated agent for purposes of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is as follows:
Karen Zink, Technology Director
Redwater ISD Technology Department
P.O. Box 347
Redwater, Texas 75573
903-671-3481
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If you would like to provide notice of alleged copyright infringement, please notify Karen Zink at the address/email specified above. Please know that the District also has policies and procedures related to copyright laws. The District’s Board Policies regarding copyrights are available here: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/205?filter=CY .