R2L Weekly: October 1, 2020

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“R2L Weekly” has Henderson County Public Schools’ most recent “Return to Learn” updates in each issue, posted on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Individual updates will be linked on our Return to Learn webpage (HCPSNC.org/ReturnToLearn), sent to families through SwiftK12 email and phone reminders, and shared on social media. R2L Weekly content is current as of Wednesday at noon.

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Student Health & Attendance

While attendance at school certainly matters, health and safety must come first. As the academic year progresses, families are reminded to keep students home if symptoms of illness are present. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • New Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms of flu (influenza) may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

As a reminder, students may be counted present when they attend in-person, attend remotely, complete assignments in a timely manner, or have a two-way communication with the teacher during Plan B.

So students who would normally attend school in-person on their scheduled “A Days” or “B Days” during Plan B may always join their class remotely, if they feel well enough to learn while at home sick.

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Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Henderson County Department of Public Health will offer a flu vaccine clinic to the public Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Health Department, 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28792.

Vaccine clinics have been scheduled at the Health Department this year in lieu of vaccine events that have been offered at the schools in prior years. Families with school-aged children are encouraged to attend. The Health Department asks individuals to please bring insurance cards if they have coverage. The vaccine is available at no cost to those uninsured. Face coverings are required and social distancing guidelines will be strictly enforced.

The Health Department is considering the possibility of scheduling flu vaccine clinics at schools this year if staffing and logistics will allow, but no events have been finalized at this time. Visit www.HendersonCountyFlu.org for more information about this flu season and to download, print and fill out a consent form that will be required for the Oct. 10 vaccine clinic.

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New Resource for Families

The HCPS Public Information Office and Office of Student Services have compiled the “Mental Health & Crisis Resources” document in English and Spanish, with detailed listings of the local agencies that offer various support services to children, youth, and adults in our community.

This resource was compiled with assistance from the Henderson County Department of Public Health.

In addition to the R2L: Emotional & Mental Wellness webpage, parents and families can find links to this resource on the main “Parents” page of the HCPS website, at www.HCPSNC.org/parents under “Health & Wellness Information.”

Print copies are also available at each school.

All “R2L Weekly” issues are archived on our R2L: Communications page.