Drink fluids before, during, and after outdoor activities.
If you feel thirsty, drink fluids!
If you bring lunch, pack a "Gatorade-type" drink. Sugars decrease the absorption of water by the body.
Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing.Block the Sun
Wear wide-brimmed hats while in the sun.
Use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or greater.
Stay inside when possible.
If shortness of breath occurs during vigorous activity, stop the activity and rest in a cooler place.
Use a buddy system in high-heat activities.Weather Information
(972) 844-6611 - current area temperature
Heat Index - Heat Index (HI) or “apparent temperature” is an accurate measure of how hot it really fells when the relative humidity is added to the actual air temperature. Since heat index values were devised for shady, light wind conditions, exposure to full sun can increase HI values by up to 15 degrees.
Ozone – The “ozone season” runs from May 1 through October 31. Ozone alerts are issued as an “ozone watch”, usually the day before. If conditions actually reach hazardous levels at one of the many monitoring stations around the metroplex, an “ozone warning” is issued for that area. Unless an orange or red “warning” is issued for Collin County, the health of our students is not compromised.
THE FLU: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP KIDS HEALTHY
With flu season upon us, it is important that we work together to keep our children and school healthy. By keeping our children flu-free, we benefit the community as a whole. Additionally, healthy students miss fewer days of school, which results in less stress on the family. Following are answers to frequently asked questions about the flu and how to help protect your child.
SIMPLE STEPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILD HEALTHY
o Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
o Covering mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing, and disposing of the tissue in a proper trash receptacle
o Avoiding sharing drinks, water bottles or silverware with others
o Studies show that some antiviral medications are up to 89 percent effective in preventing the flu when taken once daily for seven days
DON’T TAKE THE FLU LYING DOWN
o To be effective, antiviral medication should be taken within 12-48 hours after flu symptoms begin