Current Health Alerts

Current Health Alerts

COVID

Covid-19 is a new viral disease. Scientists are still learning about how it spreads, how it impacts children, and what role children may play in the spread of the disease.  People with COVID-19 have a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe.  Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after an exposure.  These symptoms my include:

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

*It’s important to note that most children with COVID may not have a fever.

Your child's temperature will be taken prior to getting on the bus or if  car rider, upon arriving at school. Please help us out and check your child's temperature before sending them to school and keep your child home if they are not feeling well or are showing any of the above symptoms.  You will be called and expected to pick your child up as soon as possible if they become ill.
   Please contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
The Johnson County Health Department is offering free COVID  testing for anyone (including children) ages 5 and above.  You must schedule an appointment by calling  913-715-2819.
Please see the Health Resources page for more information on the COVID-19.  

     

Parents and Students:

Please be proactive and make sure your student is up to date with their immunizations.  This is important whether we are in school or remote. Please contact the nurses office if you are having difficulty having this completed.

A single dose of Tdap is required for students entering 7th grade, if no previous history of Tdap, regardless of the interval since the last Td.
Meningitis vaccine is required for entering 7th grade and a booster at 11th grade
Hepatitis A is not currently required, but will be soon.  Please start on it now so that you will be a head of the game!

Students will need this before the first day of school.  

Please have this completed at the same time as your student's sports physical so you do not have to make a second visit.


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