Helpful Information Related to COVID-19
What school cleaning procedures are in place to guard against COVID-19?
ResponsiveEd is following the guidance of the CDC to prepare for and respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Helpful Links to Aid Parents
COVID-19 Guide for Parents & Caregivers: National Child Traumatic Stress Network Includes ways to help children cope by age group (English, Spanish)
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (NASP)
Links to multiple languages including Spanish, Chinese and Korean available.
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus (NPR)
How to Homeschool During the Coronavirus (Today Show)
Meal Options During Campus Closure
If your family has an interest in meal service, the TEA has informed us that one or more meals will be provided to your child each weekday at no cost. Information regarding specific meal locations. Please monitor your campus Facebook page for information regarding specific meal locations.
Free Internet Offers
Two Internet Service Providers (ISP) are providing free, trial internet to homes who may not have access.
Sixty (60) days of free Internet Essentials service, which is normally available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
For new customers, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com (website includes written and video chat customer service options) or by calling 1-855-846-8376 (English) or 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish).
Sixty (60) days free broadband and Wi-Fi access for households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum broadband subscription.
No installation fees for new households.
Enroll by calling 1-844-488-8395.
Please note that Premier High School is not affiliated with either business and does not directly support these products.
What is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Currently, the CDC reports several cases in the United States, including Texas.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Shortness of breath
How is the COVID-19 virus spread?
According to the CDC, the virus that causes COVID-19 belongs to a family of viruses called “coronavirus.” There are other viruses in the coronavirus family that can cause illness in both humans and animals. These viruses can cause either mild illness like a cold or can make people very sick with pneumonia. This particular coronavirus has not been seen previously in humans. The virus is likely to be spread from person to person. Since the virus is very new, health authorities continue to carefully watch how this virus spreads.
How will I know if I or my children have the flu or COVID-19?
While both these illnesses are respiratory viruses with symptoms of fever and a cough, it is recommended that anyone experiencing these symptoms visit a healthcare provider.
A Reminder of Prevention Measures
While we continue to follow the CDC’s recommended steps to protect against the virus, we are also carefully monitoring announcements from local, state, and federal officials. Much of the most recent guidance for prevention involves avoiding crowds and spending less time in public. This is in addition to ongoing best practices for safeguarding oneself against the spread of COVID-19 such as:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Do not eat or drink after others.
Campus Updates and Information
Here at www.premierirvingsouth.com.
For District News please visit, https://responsiveed.com/covid-19/
Where can I find additional resources?
Updated information from the CDC about the coronavirus may be found here.
Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation with us as we navigate the ever-changing circumstances of this crisis. Please adhere to the recommendations being made to prevent the spread of the virus.
Stay well and safe and thank you for being part of the Premier High School - Irving family.