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We will be administering the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) to our fourth & fifth-grade students on Tuesday , April 10t h and Wednesday, April 11 th . Fourth graders will be taking the Writing STAAR test, and fifth graders will be taking the Math STAAR test on Tuesday. The fifth graders will then take the Reading STAAR test on Wednesday. During these days, all other grade levels will continue with a regular school day.

It is important that we have an environment that is free of interruptions to ensure that our students have the opportunity to do their best on these important days. In order to provide a secure and quiet testing environment, no visitors will be allowed on campus. This will also include all lunch times. You may contact the office on these days if you are in need of assistance, and our office personnel will be happy to help you.

Additionally, cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited in a state testing environment for testing grade levels. Please help us enforce this policy and encourage your student to leave his/her cell phone and other devices at home on testing days. If they need to bring devices to school, please know that we will collect the phone and give it back to your child at the end of the day. For students in testing grade levels, they will not need their typical supplies for the day, so they can leave the backpacks at home.

We are beginning to see influenza, or “flu” in our area. Cases have begun earlier than usual and are expected to increase as we continue into the influenza season. As in past influenza seasons, the health and safety of all students and staff are a priority for our school community. Since flu can spread easily from person to person, we need your help to prevent cases of flu in our schools. It is important for all staff, students, and families to take the following precautions at this time:

· Monitor the health of your child and all other household members closely by checking for fever and other flu symptoms every morning. Symptoms of flu usually include fever (greater than 100°F) with cough or sore throat, and sometimes runny nose, body aches, headache, vomiting or diarrhea.

· Students and staff with symptoms of the flu should stay at home. Staying at home when sick is the best way to keep flu from spreading to other students and staff. As much as possible, those that are sick should be cared for by a single designated caregiver, kept in a separate room in the house and have limited contact with other household members who are not sick . Children with symptoms of flu should not return to school until they no longer have fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. A doctor’s note is NOT required for a student to return to school. Notifying the school of any absence and indicating when flu-like symptoms are present, is very helpful in assisting in the monitoring of influenza prevalence in our schools and area.

· Recognize whether your child or any household member is at high risk for severe illness from flu. People at higher risk for flu complications include children under the age of 5 years, pregnant women, people of any age who have chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, cancer or heart disease), and people age 65 years and older. If any high risk person or their household members become sick with flu-like symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible to ask for advice.