COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information - HCSD

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for HCSD Families

NOTIFICATIONS FOR HCSD FAMILIES REGARDING COVID-19 (Coronavirus):

Friday, July 31, 2020:
Meals Served

Over 232,000 Grab & Go meals served since mid-March!

We would like to send big thanks to our 45 dedicated and “Essential” HCSD Child Nutrition staff members who have worked tirelessly to make sure children in the community are fed during the pandemic and over the summer. We are so grateful and proud of this amazing team!

All 170 HCSD Child Nutrition workers will be returning on Monday. They will be training and stocking shelves to prepare for the first day of school.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020:

As the 2019-20 school year winds down, here are some important dates to remember. If you have questions regarding work packets, grades, and promotions, please reach out to your child's school administrators directly. 

Attention, Class of 2020: All three high school graduation ceremonies will be streamed live on the HCSD Facebook page and the HCSD website. For students who would like to include the live-stream information on their senior announcements so family and friends can watch the ceremonies, here is the information to post:

HCSD Facebook: Harrison County School District (MS)
HCSD Website: http://www.harrison.k12.ms.us/

Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1, 2020

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting today, we will be serving both breakfast and lunch at all nine Grab & Go meal locations! You may pick up both meals between 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. weekdays. We are happy to be able to provide this service so your child can enjoy lunch today and breakfast the following morning.

Our amazing cafeteria staff has been working hard every day preparing the free meals for all children ages 18 and under. We would like to thank our dedicated team and wish them a happy “Lunch Hero Day” today! If you have a sign, video, or any special message for our Lunch Heroes, please feel free to post them in the comments below!

One more note: We will be closed on May 25th for the Memorial Day Holiday. Have a great weekend everyone!!

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HCSD Announces High School Graduation Plans
Thursday, April 30, 2020:

After numerous meetings with county and state leaders to discuss revised graduation ceremonies and making sure we abide by CDC guidelines, the Harrison County School District has come up with a plan to ensure our seniors and their families have the best possible graduation during this challenging time.

"Harrison County School District would like to thank our parents and seniors for their patience as we have worked fearlessly through these unprecedented times. We are so proud of each student, and our mission is to provide them with the best experience for graduation under the current conditions," said Harrison County School Superintendent, Roy Gill. "We are very pleased to offer our families two options."

Option 1:  Graduation will take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. D ’Iberville High School will graduate on May 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Harrison Central High School and West Harrison High School will graduate on May 30th.  West Harrison will hold its graduation at 10:00 a.m.  Harrison Central's graduation will be at 6:00 p.m. The coliseum staff will thoroughly disinfect all areas after each ceremony. 

Students may invite up to four guests. Guests will receive tickets in advance and will be required to present the tickets for entry. Guest seating will follow social distancing protocols. Guests will be seated six feet apart. This includes family members from the same household. The coliseum’s total occupancy is approximately 10,000; therefore, the requirements of limited tickets is necessary to be in compliance with CDC social distancing guidelines.

Students will enter the convention center using social distancing protocols. Students will participate in an entrance processional from the convention center to the coliseum. Graduate seating will be arranged to maintain the social distancing guidelines. All traditional speeches will be delivered as planned. Students will be called to the stage to receive their diploma cover. After students have received their diplomas, they will return to their seats. After the program is complete, graduates will exit in a traditional procession and proceed to the exits. 

Parents will be released by sections to meet their child outside to celebrate the occasion. Students will return their gowns the next week at their high school to receive their packet which will include diploma, report card, and other information.  The ceremony will be also streamed live.  

"This option will provide somewhat of a closure for these students who have lost a portion of their high school life that they have worked for so diligently over the past 13 years," said Gill.

Option 2:  Students will have a private ceremony at their campus with the administration. Administration will schedule the times between May 20th and May 22nd . Graduates will be able to invite four guests. Administration will present the diploma and allow for photos; gowns will be returned at that time. These photos will be infused in the senior slide show as part of the school’s graduation ceremony at the Coliseum.

 

"We are truly blessed to be able to provide this opportunity for our students and recognize their many accomplishments.  Thank you to all our students, staff, parents, and community members for your continued support," said Gill. 

Parents and seniors are asked to fill out a form to declare which option they prefer for their family.  The deadline for the survey is May 8, 2020. Here is the link for both options and for additional information:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx…

Graduation Survey

Tuesday, April 28, 2020:

Central Office Hours

Following the governor's Safer At Home order this week, the Harrison County School District Administration Building has reopened with new hours of operation. If you need assistance, you may call or visit Central Office weekdays between 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Central Office number is (228) 539-6500. Please remember to follow all CDC guidelines regarding social distancing and other health and safety precautions.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020:

Cafeteria Refunds

* EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY *

Requests for Harrison County School District Cafeteria Account Refunds::

Refunds will only be issued by HCSD check to the legal guardian on the student’s account. Requests may be made by email to (LaCuevas@harrison.k12.ms.us) or by mail to HCSD Department of Child Nutrition, located at this address: 11072 Hwy. 49, Gulfport, MS 39503.

Refunds on customer accounts of withdrawn students or separated employees must be requested by the last school day of each school year. Funds left on accounts from withdrawn students or separated employees past the last school day will be considered forfeited and applied as a donation to the district’s negative cafeteria balances for the respective school year.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
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Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced the closing of all public schools in Mississippi for the remainder of the semester. That means students and teachers will not be returning to their classrooms in the Harrison County School District for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. While this news is difficult for our school community, the decision is understandable and necessary in light of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus health emergency and the need to keep our students and staff healthy and safe.

We will continue to take guidance from the Governor and Mississippi Department of Education. We will be contacting our families with more information about how course credits, promotion, graduation, and other issues will be addressed over the next few weeks.

We are all moving through this experience at the same time, for the first time. Together, we will emerge from this crisis stronger and wiser. Thank you for your patience and support! Enjoy the remainder of your spring break!

Hoy, el gobernador Tate Reeves anunció el cierre de todas las escuelas públicas en Mississippi por el resto del semestre. Eso significa que los estudiantes y maestros no regresarán a sus clases en el Harrison County School District por el resto del año escolar 2019-20. Mientras esta noticia es difícil para nuestra comunidad escolar, la decisión es comprensible y necesaria a la luz de la emergencia de salud del coronavirus COVID-19 y la necesidad de mantener a nuestros estudiantes y empleados sanos y seguros.

Continuaremos tomando la guía del Gobernador y el Departamento de Educación de Mississippi. Nos contactaremos con nuestras familias con más información sobre cómo se abordarán los créditos del curso, la promoción, la graduación y otros temas en las próximas semanas.

Todos estamos avanzando a través de esta experiencia al mismo tiempo, por primera vez. Juntos, saldremos de esta crisis más fuertes y sabios. Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo! ¡Disfruta del resto de tus vacaciones de primavera!

TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2020:
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REVISED FREE MEALS SCHEDULE!!
Our HCSD Grab & Go Meals program will resume on Monday, April 20, 2020. We will open all nine school locations, including Woolmarket Elementary, for free lunch service. Enjoy your Spring Break and make plans to join us for lunch next week

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2020:
Important Dates

TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020:

Harrison County School District is teaming up with WLOX to provide lessons from our teachers! Be sure to tune in to WLOX's sister station, Bounce, on Wednesday morning to catch these amazing teachers: Ms. Beth Witt (Saucier Elementary), Ms. Kristina Conner (Bel-Aire Elementary), and Ms. Brittany Henderson (Crossroads Elementary).

You can watch different lessons each day on 13.3 Bounce, or 28 on Sparklight cable, from 9:00-11:00 am, and look for our HCSD teachers. Thank you, WLOX-TV!


TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2020:
Roy Gill
Harrison County School District Superintendent Roy Gill was featured on WXXV-25 today. Mr. Gill discussed issues related to school closures and the district's response to COVID-19.  You can watch the interview here:

https://www.wxxv25.com/2020/04/07/local-schools-limbo-covid-19-changes-school-year/?fbclid=IwAR330NR2c8jYGqsM1EKhYYDoDd70a3obCfVHV5kp9ayV-hUL9iPDCMWtHbs


MONDAY, APRIL 6, 2020:
Spring Break

FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020:
IMPORTANT 
SCHEDULING NOTICE REGARDING HCSD GRAB & GO MEALS PROGRAM!

The Harrison County School District will continue serving free Grab & Go lunches for children ages 18 and under through Thursday, April 9, 2020. All meal sites will be closed for the regularly scheduled HCSD Spring Break Holiday from Friday, April 10 - Friday, April 17, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting today, Grab & Go Meals will no longer be served at Woolmarket Elementary. We have reduced the number of lunch sites from nine to eight. Again, Woolmarket Elementary will no longer be a meal distribution site, effective Friday, April 3, 2020. Our thanks to the amazing cafeteria team at Woolmarket who have been working so hard to make sure children in our community were fed.

Free lunches are still available by car-rider lines weekdays from 11 AM - 1 PM at these following eight locations:
-Crossroads Elementary
-D’Iberville Middle
-North Gulfport Middle
-Pineville Elementary
-Three Rivers Elementary
-Harrison Central Elementary
-West Harrison High
-West Wortham K-8

The free lunches are available to any child, regardless of where they attend school. Children must be present to receive one free lunch per day. The meals are prepared in compliance with the latest USDA, CDC, and Mississippi Health Department guidelines. See you soon!


Grab & Go Spring Break
Grab & Go Menu

MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020:

This week, our theme for HCSD Virtual Spirit Week is "Let's Spread Kindness, Not Germs"! Please encourage your child to perform a different act of kindness each day of the week and post pictures in the comments section on our Facebook post. We love seeing our students who are working hard at home!

Virtual Spirit Week Kindness


THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020:

Be sure to catch Harrison County School District Superintendent Roy Gill on WLOX-TV Thursday morning! Mr. Gill will be on "Good Morning Mississippi" to discuss the school district's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. He will also provide an update on plans to help students and parents during the extended school closures.  The live interview segment is scheduled to air between 6:30-7:00 am.


Roy Gill

You can watch the interview with Mr. Roy Gill here:

https://www.wlox.com/video/2020/03/26/harrison-co-schools-superintendent-roy-gill-keeping-students-engaged/?fbclid=IwAR1CyvjHe4y6C2u-z4HXHAM7yTdjKz0Y-SB0RY5sGFX1y4xdiBKguFCoM5A

THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 2020:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION! Here are some key decisions made by the Mississippi State Board of Education today regarding several policies to manage the impact of extended school closures due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Per Governor Tate Reeves’ orders, all HCSD schools will remain closed through April 17, 2020. We know you still have many questions, but we will continue to keep our students, parents, and staff informed of any new developments. 

If you missed any part of today’s Mississippi State Board of Education meeting due to technical difficulties, the complete audio recording of the meeting is now available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCnsxgER2eo

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020:

ATTENTION HCSD FAMILIES: We want you to know that we care about you and are here for you! Our certified social workers will be available starting Thursday to take your calls.

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020:

MENU UPDATE: Here are the menus for our drive through Grab & Go Meals for this week (March 23-27).  Remember, the free meals will be served at nine school sites, and children must be present to receive a meal.


Grab N Go Menu March 23-27

MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020:

Spirit Week March 23-27

THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020:


School Closed Update


THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020:

IMPORTANT HCSD SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE! 
This morning, Governor Tate Reeves ordered the closure of all public schools in Mississippi through April 17,2020.  In accordance with the governor's order, all schools in the Harrison County School District will remain closed through April 17th as we continue to take every precaution to protect the health and safety of our students, staff, and community. We are constantly monitoring updates and taking guidance from MDE and our local, state, and federal healthy agencies regarding our response to rising concerns over the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. We will continue to keep you informed of any new developments in the operations of our schools and provide you with available educational resources. We appreciate your support as we work together to deal with this unprecedented global health emergency.



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Grab & Go Menu

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020:

FREE MEALS UPDATE: Here is the menu for the Harrison County School District drive through Grab & Go Meals program. The free meals will be available to children ages 18 and younger. According to USDA guidelines, children must be present to receive a meal. They do not need to be a HCSD student. Please remain in your vehicle and a staff member will hand the meal to you.

Our Child Nutrition Team has been very busy planning, preparing, and packing the meals. Since this is the first day of the program, we ask that you be patient. We are doing our best to help families during the extended school closures.


Grab & Go Meals

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020:

REMINDER: Free Grab & Go meals will be available to all children ages 18 and under at nine school locations in the Harrison County School District starting Thursday, March 19, 2020!


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TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020:

ATTENTION HCSD FAMILIES: The Harrison County School District will be providing FREE drive thru Grab and Go meals beginning this Thursday, March 19th, 2020.

The meals will be available to ALL children ages 18 and younger! According to USDA guidelines, children must be present to receive a meal. They do not have to be a HCSD student, and no ID is required.

The meals will be provided weekdays at these nine school locations from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

-Crossroads Elementary
-D'Iberville Middle School
-Harrison Central Elementary
-North Gulfport Middle School
-Pineville Elementary
-Three Rivers Elementary
-Woolmarket Elementary
-West Harrison High
-West Wortham Elementary/Middle School

We are still working on the logistics of this program, including the best routes for food pickup, and will announce more information tomorrow. We hope this meal service will help many of our families during extended school closures due to coronavirus concerns. 

Job Fair Canceled


TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020:

In response to guidance from local, state, and federal health agencies regarding attending large events and mass gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, we will be canceling the Harrison County School District 2020 Teacher Job Fair that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience, especially to the candidates who were planning to travel from other areas of Mississippi and the country.

We invite you to apply online on the HCSD website: www.harrison.k12.ms.us. You may also email our principals directly through their school websites. Our thanks to all the candidates who have already sent us your applications. We appreciate your understanding and your interest in joining our A-rated HCSD family!

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MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020:

ATTENTION HCSD FAMILIES: School nurses will be present at all schools on March 17, 2020, from 7:00 am - noon, for parents who wish to pick up their child’s medications. Special arrangements may be made with the school nurse or principal. Please share!

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020:

IMPORTANT ACT INFORMATION: The ACT that was scheduled for all HCSD juniors Tuesday, March 17th, has been postponed! We will post the new date once it is announced. Also, the April 4th ACT has been moved to June and July. Please read this letter from ACT for additional details!

Virtual Spirit Week

 

MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020:

Happy Monday HCSD families: Let’s spread spirit across the school district!! As part of Virtual Spirit Week, we invite you to show us how your child is learning at home while wearing the spirit color or theme of the day. For instance, today is pajama day! Feel free to post the pictures in the comments section.

COVID Sunday

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020:

REMINDER FOR HCSD FAMILIES!

Harrison County School District will not be in session this week (March 16-20). Please continue to check our HCSD Facebook, HCSD Twitter, HCSD Instagram, and HCSD website for updates throughout the week. We will post announcements and other information as they become available.

Also, please remember to take precautions and follow directives from health agencies to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We also encourage parents and guardians to make sure your children continue to read and take advantage of online educational lessons. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy as we weather this public health emergency together.

COVID Saturday

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL HCSD STUDENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS!

This afternoon, Governor Tate Reeves declared a State of Emergency in Mississippi due to growing concerns over COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As part of our response, all schools in the Harrison County School District will be closed March 16-20. All school events will also be canceled during that time. There is a possibility that HCSD schools may remain closed the following week (March 23-27).

We will continue to post updated information as it becomes available. Thank you for your support. Please take all necessary precautions for you and your family to be safe and healthy!

COVID Friday


FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020:

HARRISON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - CORONAVIRUS COMMUNICATIONS:

Harrison County School District is dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of our students and staff. News about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is concerning to all of us, so we would like to keep our families informed by providing some answers to frequently asked questions. The information is based on guidance from the Mississippi State Department of Health and Mississippi Department of Education. The situation is changing rapidly, so we will continue to post any updates as they become available.

Q: Are you closing schools?
A: The Mississippi State Department of Health is not recommending that schools close at this time. However, we are closely monitoring the situation and making preparations in case the need for closures arise.

Q: Will my child be excused if he/she is absent from school?
A: If students have flu-like symptoms with a fever, parents/guardians should keep them at home. Students should remain at home if they have a fever, dry persistent cough, and shortness of breath. Students should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without medication. Normal school attendance policies remain in effect.

Q: What is the status of school and district sponsored events, like prom?
A: Currently, large-scale scheduled events occurring in closed spaces, or events with 250 or more participants, will be reviewed by the District. All other events will be allowed to proceed as planned. Until further notice, new school and/or district sponsored events occurring in closed spaces, or events with 250 or more participants, will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis. The school district supports the authority of event sponsors and school administrators to postpone or cancel events.

Q: Are school-sponsored events that involve travel affected?
A: Any school-sponsored and/or school district-sponsored travel to areas with a Level 3 or 4 Travel Health Notice advisory for COVID-19, as identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), will be canceled for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, travel scheduled within the U.S., or for areas not identified as high risk, will be evaluated by the school district. We will communicate with all travel companies utilized by the school district to ensure they follow the same CDC protocols.

Q: Are school organization conferences and competitions still on?
A: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Healthy Occupations Students of America (HOSA), SkillsUSA, and Technology Student Association (TSA) statewide events that were scheduled for this spring have been cancelled in accordance with MSDH guidance. Please check with your club sponsors for updates on any event cancellations.

Q: What if my student attends college classes?
A: Students who attend college classes should follow the guidelines and instructions set by the college or university. Additional guidance will be forthcoming regarding dual credit courses.

Q: Has the state testing schedule been affected?
A: The state testing window for ELPT is currently open, and MAAP-A opens March 16. MDE will provide updates based on guidance from the U.S. Department of Education.

Q: How do you handle enrollment of new students from identified high-risk areas?
A: If families are attempting to enroll a student from areas with a Level 3-4 Travel Health Notice Advisory for COVID-19, as identified by the CDC, the principal will call Harrison County School District’s Administrative Office for information concerning enrollment.

Q: Can students return to school after traveling to identified high-risk areas?
A: Families should inform the local school via telephone and/or email if their student or a member of their household has traveled to areas with a Level 3-4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the Coronavirus, as identified by the CDC. We will work with families to determine the appropriate action regarding the re-entry of the student into school.

Q: What kind of extra cleaning are you doing?
A: The District continues to implement all best practices and use materials at our disposal to keep each facility clean and disinfected. Custodians have been provided additional training focused on sanitizing high touch areas with virus killing products. Custodians, teachers, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, and nursing personnel will be devoting more time to adequately sanitize all areas.

We will continue to share good hygiene practices with our students and staff. We are also keeping in close contact with our partner health agencies and monitoring current, accurate information. We are encouraging families to practice proper safety precautions outlined by the CDC and local and state health officials regarding travel restrictions and areas with large crowds. We also urge everyone to practice good hygiene habits to prevent the spread of germs, so we can keep our school community safe and healthy.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020:
Dear Harrison County School District families,

With increased public attention on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and recent news about a positive case in Forrest County, MS, it is important to reassure you that Harrison County School District is doing everything possible to protect the health of our students and staff. Fortunately, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Harrison County. We continue to stay on top of the latest developments so we can better prepare and respond if this new virus is detected in our community.

WHAT WE ARE DOING:

Harrison County School District remains diligent in our efforts to reduce the risks of illnesses for students and staff. These steps include:

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces and objects such as desks, keyboards, and doorknobs.
  • Reminding students to cover their mouth with their arm or tissues when sneezing or coughing.
  • Encouraging students to wash their hands regularly with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Sending students home if they are sick.
  • Educating the public on the risks and prevention measures.
  • Keeping in close contact with the Harrison County Emergency Management Agency, and monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Taking guidance from the Mississippi Department of Education regarding potential impacts on school operations.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

While we are taking these extra proactive measures to reduce the risk of spreading illness, we are also urging families to take the same precautions that are recommended during the cold and flu season. These steps include:

  • Keeping your child home if he/she has flu-like symptoms, which include: fever, muscle aches and chills, headache, sore throat, extreme tiredness, diarrhea and vomiting.
  • Keeping children home until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow.
  • Washing hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer.
  • Reminding your children to avoid touching their mouth, nose, and eyes to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Encouraging children to stop handshaking.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces and objects such as tables, door knobs, toilet handles, and toys.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.

With the situation regarding coronavirus changing daily, we will continue to work closely with our partner agencies to monitor new information and share those updates with our school community. We encourage our families to follow directives, like travel restrictions, from the World Health Organization, CDC https://www.cdc.gov/, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, and Harrison County Emergency Management Agency. This is also a good time to make household preparations, including plans for child care and transportation, should there be a potential disruption to school schedules in the future.

The Mississippi State Department of Health is answering questions that you may have at the new COVID-19 hotline, 877-978-6453. You can check with the agency during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. The MSDH website is also a primary resource for coronavirus information: 24/7: http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19.

At times like this, we are especially grateful for the cooperation and support from our HCSD community. Thank you for working with us to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for our students and staff!

Queridas familias del Harrison County School District,

Con una mayor atención pública en COVID-19 (Coronavirus), y noticias recientes sobre un caso positivo en el Forrest County, MS, es importante asegurarle que el Harrison County School District está haciendo todo lo posible para proteger la salud de nuestros estudiantes y empleados. Afortunadamente, no hay casos confirmados de coronavirus en el Harrison County. Seguimos estando al tanto de los últimos desarrollos para que podamos prepararnos y responder mejor en caso de que este nuevo virus se detecte en nuestra comunidad.

LO QUE ESTAMOS HACIENDO:

Harrison County School District sigue siendo diligente en nuestros esfuerzos para reducir los riesgos de enfermedades para los estudiantes y los empleados. Estos pasos incluyen:

  • Limpieza, desinfección y desinfección de superficies y objetos con frecuencia tocados, como escritorios, teclados y pomos de las puertas.
  • Recordando a los alumnos que se cubran la boca con el brazo o los pañuelos al estornudar o toser.
  • Alentar a los estudiantes a lavarse las manos regularmente con agua y jabón, o usar desinfectante de manos.
  • Enviar a los estudiantes a casa si están enfermos.
  • Educar al público sobre los riesgos y las medidas de prevención.
  • Mantenerun en estrecho contacto con la Agencia de Manejo de Emergencias del Harrison County, y monitoreo de actualizaciones de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.
  • Tomando la guía del Departamento de Educación de Mississippi.

COMO PUEDE AYUDAR:

Mientras estamos tomando estas medidas adicionales para reducir el riesgo de propagación de enfermedades, también instamos a las familias a tomar las mismas precauciones que se recomiendan durante la temporada de frío y gripe. Estos pasos incluyen:

  • Mantener a su hijo en casa si tiene síntomas similares a los de la gripe, que incluyen: fiebre, dolores musculares y escalofríos, dolor de cabeza, dolor de garganta, cansancio extremo, diarrea y vómitos.
  • Mantener a los niños en casa hasta que estén libres de fiebre durante 24 horas sin medicamentos para reducir la fiebre, como ibuprofeno o paracetamol.
  • Cubrir la tos y los estornudos con un tejido o un codo.
  • Lavarse las manos con agua y jabón a menudo durante al menos 20 segundos, o usar desinfectante de manos.
  • Recuerde a sus hijos que eviten tocarse la boca, la nariz y los ojos para evitar la propagación de gérmenes.
  • Persuadir a los niños a dejar de temblar de manos.
  • Limpieza y desinfección de superficies y objetos frecuentemente tocados, como mesas, perillas de las puertas, manijas de inodoro y juguetes.
  • Evitar el contacto cercano con personas enfermas.

Con la situación de cambio diario del coronavirus, continuaremos trabajando en estrecha colaboración con nuestras agencias asociadas para monitorear nueva información y compartir esas actualizaciones con nuestra comunidad escolar. Animamos a nuestras familias a seguir las directivas, como las restricciones de viaje, de la World Health Organization, CDC https://www.cdc.gov/, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, y Harrison County Emergency Management Agency. Este también es un buen momento para hacer los preparativos del hogar, incluyendo planes para el cuidado de niños y el transporte, en caso de que haya una posible interrupción en los horarios escolares en el futuro.

El Mississippi State Department of Health está respondiendo a las preguntas que puede tener en el nuevo COVID-19 hotline, 877-978-6453. Puede consultar con la agencia durante el horario comercial regular, 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday. El sitio web de MSDH también es un recurso principal para la información del coronavirus: todo el dia, todos los dias: http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19.

En momentos como este, estamos especialmente agradecidos por la cooperación y el apoyo de nuestra comunidad HCSD. ¡Gracias por trabajar con nosotros para mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y saludable para nuestros estudiantes y empleados!

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