January 23, 2018
The Florida Department of Health (the Department) reports that influenza, or “flu,” activity levels have increased sharply over the last several weeks. Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as young children, the elderly, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for serious complications from flu. The Department is encouraging families to get vaccinated for flu now.
Vaccination is the best way to protect against the flu and severe complications from the flu. Vaccination is most crucial for children with underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. The flu vaccine is offered in many locations including pharmacies, clinics, employers, and schools. Contact your health care provider, county health department, or visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/findaflushot to find a flu vaccine center near you.
The flu vaccine is safe. The national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all individuals six months of age and older receive the flu vaccine each year. Since infants under six months of age are too young to get vaccinated against influenza, it is important that family members (including pregnant or breastfeeding mothers) and other caregivers for these children be vaccinated to help protect them from the disease.
It is especially important that parents keep sick children at home to prevent spreading the flu virus to others. Additional flu prevention steps include staying away from people who are sick, covering sneezes or coughs with a tissue or your elbow, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and frequent handwashing.
If your child becomes sick with flu-like illness, contact your health care provider as soon after symptoms begin as possible. Symptoms of the flu often include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, or fatigue. Antiviral medication for flu has been shown to reduce severity and length of disease, decrease the risk of complications from influenza, and reduce the risk of death among hospitalized patients, particularly in those that start treatment early in their illness. Health care providers can prescribe antiviral treatment if appropriate. Treatment is most effective when started within 48 hours, so contacting your health care provider as soon as your child becomes ill is important, especially if your child has underlying health conditions.
The best way to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy during flu season is to:
For more information, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm.
|Dear Parent and/or Guardian,
||Estimado padre y/o tutor,
|East Ridge High School will be offering afterschool tutoring to assist your student in meeting their English and Algebra I testing graduation requirement. Our focus will be teaching standards and strategies to assist students on the ACT and SAT for their English language/reading requirement and the PERT exam, for their Algebra 1 requirement.
||La escuela de East Ridge High ofrecerá tutoría después de del día escolar para ayudar a su hijo a cumplir con sus requisitos de graduación de exámenes de inglés y álgebra 1. Nos enfocaremos en los estándares de enseñanza y las estrategias para ayudar a los estudiantes en el examen ACT y SAT para su requisito de idioma/lectura en inglés y el examen PERT, que cuenta como requisito de Algebra 1.
|For new, English as a Second Language (ESL) students, we will also offer academic tutoring and support with classwork and homework.||Para los nuevos estudiantes de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma (ESL), también ofreceremos tutoría académica y apoyo con el trabajo de clase y la tarea.|
|ELL Tutoring Letter - English||ELL Tutoring Letter - Spanish|
Clermont, FL, December 15, 2017– East Ridge High School is proud to announce that Josh Sinibaldi has been named Head Baseball Coach. Coach Sinibaldi served as an Assistant Coach for Venice High School, Middle Creek High, and Out the Door Academy. During that time, his teams won multiple district championships, a regional championship in 2014, and a state championship in 2012. Josh also serves as the Head Coach for Florida Burn’s premier team.
Clermont, FL, December 4, 2017– East Ridge High School is proud to announce that Jason Robinson has been named Head Football Coach. Coach Robinson served as the Interim Coach for the 2017 football season in which he lead the Knights to the Playoffs for the first time since 2011. Coach Robinson has multiple years of High School Head Coaching experience at Lake Weir in Ocala, Jacksonville Mandarin, as well as professional experience as an assistant with the Jacksonville Sharks in the Arena League.
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