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Posted on 08/29/2016
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The Roger School District has had numerous students with confirmed cases of the mumps this school year. Cases this month as of Feb. 22 include:

Recent Confirmed Mumps Cases

Northside - 1



Whenever recommended by the ADH, the nursing staff is contacting families of students who have not been fully vaccinated letting them know they will either need to be vaccinated or remain out of school for up to 26 days. 


Representatives of the Arkansas Department of Health answered questions at a mumps information meeting for the Rogers Public Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 14. We've compiled some highlights of the meeting and the PowerPoint slides for anyone who couldn't attend. Handouts: Mumps Facts | Espanol | Marshallese

Several media groups also reported on the information presented:

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Mumps Outbreak Could Last for Months

ADH Epidemiologist: Mumps Outbreak Could Last 6 Months

Mumps Meeting Held at Heritage High School in Rogers

State Department of Health Addresses Outbreak in Community Meeting

As always the Rogers schools are emphasizing healthy hygiene practices like frequent hand-washing, covering your sneezes with your elbow, avoiding the sharing of food and drink, and staying home if you are sick.

The school will assist any student who must remain at home due to acquiring the mumps or who is not vaccinated for religious, medical, or philosophical reasons with the homework and academic help they need while they are out of school.

More information can be found on the ADH website at healthy.arkansas.gov

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Trece estudiantes de Rogers han sido diagnosticados con paperas. El Distrito Escolar de Rogers está colaborando con el Departamento de Salud de Arkansas para tomar las medidas adecuadas. Los empleados escolares están en proceso de comunicarse con los padres de cualquier estudiante que no tenga dos vacunas contra paperas (MMR) y que haya estado en contacto, en la escuela o el autobús, con alguno de los dos estudiantes contagiados. El Departamento de Salud de Arkansas requiere que todo estudiante que no ha sido vacunado permanezca fuera de la escuela por un período de 26 días o hasta que haya sido vacunado contra las paperas.

Como siempre, en las Escuelas Públicas de Rogers enfatizamos prácticas saludables de higiene como lavarse las manos frecuentemente, cubrirse la boca con el codo al estornudar, evitar el compartir comidas y bebidas, y quedarse en casa si se está enfermo.

Los estudiantes que tengan que ausentarse a la escuela debido a las paperas, o por no haber sido vacunados por razones médicas, religiosas o filosóficas, recibirán las tareas escolares y la ayuda académica que necesiten mientras permanezcan en casa.






Important EpiPen Information

August, 2016

 

Dear Parent or Guardian:

 

In accordance with Act 757 and Act 1437 of  the  State of Arkansas, “ AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE  BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO CHILDREN EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION DUE TO FOOD  ALLERGIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”, Rogers Public Schools has stock epinephrine auto-injectors in its nursing offices. The stock epinephrine auto-injector will be administered by the nurse or trained health paraprofessional who in good faith professionally believes a student is having an anaphylactic reaction.

*The stock EpiPen will not be sent on field trips

 

We encourage parents/guardians of students with known allergies to continue to provide the school with the individualized care plan for their child along with an auto-injector EpiPen (and antihistamine) if ordered by the child’s physician.

 

 

 

Agosto de 2016

 

Estimados padres o encargados:

 

Según la Ley 757 y la Ley de 1437 del Estado de Arkansas, "LEY CONCERNIENTE A LA ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EPINEFRINA POR EL PERSONAL ESCOLAR A LOS NIÑOS QUE SUFREN UNA REACCIÓN ANAFILÁCTICA QUE PODRIA SER MORTAL DEBIDO A ALERGIAS A CIERTOS ALIMENTOS; Y PARA OTROS FINES ", las Escuelas Públicas de Rogers han almacenado auto-inyectores de epinefrina en las oficinas de enfermería.

El auto-inyector de epinefrina será administrado por la enfermera o auxiliar de salud capacitado que en buena fe cree profesionalmente que un estudiante está teniendo una reacción anafiláctica.

 

Exhortamos a los padres y encargados de los estudiantes que han sido diagnosticados con alergias a seguir trayendo a la escuela con el plan de atención individualizado de su hijo junto con un EpiPen auto-inyectable (y antihistamínicos) si así lo ordena el médico del niño.

 

*Los EpiPens almacenados no son enviados a las excursiones escolares. 





Representatives of the Arkansas Department of Health will be available for a mumps information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Rogers Heritage High School auditorium.
Representatives of the Arkansas Department of Health will be available for a mumps information meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Rogers Heritage High School auditorium.
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