Dear Parents, Staff, Students, and Community,
The Abilene Independent School District is very concerned about the health of our students, staff, and the community at large. This letter will give you some information about a swine flu outbreak in our state and nation. This is a new flu virus that has the potential for serious health issues. At this time, the Taylor County Health Department tells us that students who are not ill can safely come to school. AISD schools will remain open. We will keep you updated with any changes. To keep the flu from spreading to more people, we ask you to keep sick children home. Any children who are ill at school will be sent home.
Public health officials want you to protect yourself and your family against the swine flu. Here are some ways to stop the spread of germs and sickness.
- Keep children who are sick at home. Don’t send them to school.
- Teach your children to wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Teach your children to cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or by coughing into the inside of the elbow.
- Teach your children to stay at least three feet away from people who are sick.
- People who are sick should stay home from work or school and stay away from other people until they are better.
- Stay away from shopping malls, movie theaters, or other places where there are large groups of people.
David Polnick, Superintendent
Abilene Independent School District