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Child Care Weather Watch

 

Heat Index

80 degrees or below is considered comfortable
90 degrees beginning to feel uncomfortable
100 degrees uncomfortable and hazardous
110 degrees considered dangerous

 

Condition Green – Children may play outdoors, wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions (no coats, sweatshirts), and remind students to take water breaks.

 

Condition Yellow – observe children for signs of being too hot (sweating profusely, confused), shorten length of time outdoors if any, stay in the shade as much as possible and give them lots of water breaks. If possible, students should remain in the coolest part of the building with air conditioning or with some kind of air movement/ventilation.

 

Condition Red – most children should not play outdoors due to health risk. Older children may play outside for very short periods if properly dressed and drink plenty of fluids. Students should remain in the coolest part of the building with air conditioning or with some kind of air movement/ventilation.

 

How does COVID-19 spread?

  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it spreads through respiratory droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze. It is also possible the virus is spread by touching a surface or object containing the virus and then touching one’s mouth, nose or eyes

 

What are symptoms of COVID-19?

  • According to the CDC, fever, cough and shortness of breath are the symptoms of COVID-19. In severe cases, complications include pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and in some cases death

 

How can you help protect yourself?

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are unavailable

 

What do you do if you are sick?

  • If you are sick, please follow the recommendations of your health care provider. Health experts have advised individuals who are sick to stay home; cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw it in the trash; and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

 

What is the district doing to respond to the statewide spread of coronavirus?

  • Based on Governor Whitmer’s order to close all K-12 schools, Flint Community Schools will be closed for students starting Friday, March 13. The week of April 6-10 was originally designed as an intersession week and, at this time, schools will remain closed during that week. In collaboration with the various bargaining units, the district will determine, at a later date, whether there is a need to have a regular week of school that week
  • All extracurricular activities, sporting events, field trips and community use of school facilities are also canceled. Schools will undergo a deep cleaning in all buildings

 

How can I access my child’s medications on file at the school?

  • If your student will need medications currently on file at school or medical equipment used in the school setting during the closure, please contact your school building directly so that arrangements can be made for pick up

 

What will Flint Community Schools do about sporting/community events on school grounds/other services during the closure?

  • All extracurricular activities, sporting events, field trips and community use of school facilities are also canceled until schools are reopened

How can my child continue his or her education while at home?

  • To ensure the continuation of student learning, standards-based learning packets will be provided to students from kindergarten through grade 10, with supplemental online resources also available. Our goal for students in grades 11 and 12 is to ensure students remain on track for graduation. As such, students will be provided Google Chromebooks and access to standards-based, credit bearing courses through Edgenuity

My child is in need of special education services—what resources will be available to him/her?

  • Students with special needs will receive learning packets that include the grade level targets and specific learning targets that are in alignment with a student’s individual IEPs. Families will be notified by robocall, website announcement and social media with details on the distribution of all learning packets