The health and safety of your children is our top priority. District personnel continue to work closely with the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County about concerns across the country and around the world regarding the flu and coronavirus.
Our district is taking proactive measures to help protect students and staff from the spread of the flu and/or the coronavirus.
Physical- School Campuses
- All touch surfaces in schools are being cleaned daily using a hospital grade disinfectant cleaner concentrate providing broad-spectrum disinfection.
- Additional supplies of hand sanitizer have been ordered to make handwashing readily available in larger gathering areas such as cafeterias, gyms and buses.
- There is extra cleaning of areas where germs are most likely to spread such as restrooms and locker rooms.
Medical -Preventing Germs from Spreading
- School health paraprofessionals and Department of Health Nurses are following regular procedures for any student who is exhibiting signs of influenza. All necessary precautions will be taken to protect the safety and well-being of all students.
- Teachers are encouraging children to wash their hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing. Be sure to set a good example by doing this yourself.
- Keep children who are sick at home. Do not send them to school.
- Encouraging children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or coughing into the inside of the elbow.
- Reminding students to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations.
Educational- Continuing Learning at Home
- The Office of Teaching and Learning is exploring options to deliver lessons virtually should students need to stay home.