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Update from Singing River Health Systems
***UPDATE***New Sites Added to Community Breakfast and Lunch Pickups!
On Wednesday March 25th, the Pascagoula-Gautier School District will add several bus stops in Pascagoula and Gautier to provide breakfast/lunch meals for children 18 years old and younger. The complete list of bus stops is below.
 
We will continue to have six school sites open for breakfast/lunch meal pick up as well. Those locations are Arlington Elementary, Colmer Middle, Pascagoula High, College Park Elementary, Gautier Elementary, and Martin Bluff Elementary. These locations are open Wednesday, March 25th and Friday, March 27th from 11:00am-1:00pm.
 
We will share information regarding breakfast/lunch meal pick-up and delivery for March 30-April 3 on our social media, website, and call outs on Sunday, March 29th.
 
El miércoles, el Distrito Escolar Pascagoula-Gautier añadirá varias paradas de autobús en Pascagoula y Gautier para proporcionar comidas de desayuno/almuerzo para niños de 18 años o menos. La lista completa de paradas de autobús está a continuación.
 
Continuaremos teniendo seis sitios escolares abiertos para recoger el desayuno/almuerzo también. Esos lugares son Arlington Elementary, Colmer Middle, Pascagoula High, College Park Elementary, Gautier Elementary y Martin Bluff Elementary. Estos lugares están abiertos el miércoles 25 de marzo y el viernes 27 de marzo de 11:00 a.m. a 1:00 p.m.
 
Compartiremos información sobre la recogida y entrega de comidas para el desayuno/almuerzo del 30 de marzo al 3 de abril en nuestras redes sociales, sitio web y llamadas el domingo 29 de marzo.

Important Message Regarding COVID - 19 

 

PGSD Parents & Guardians, 

 

Many of you know about the increased public attention on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The Pascagoula-Gautier School District is taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health of our students and staff by following the guidelines set forth by the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. These include many of the same precautions shared during cold and flu season. At this time, the Mississippi State Department of Health and the Governor has recommended closures of K-12 schools for the week of March 16-20, 2020. Please be assured we are doing everything we can to keep our students and employees healthy and are closely monitoring the state and local guidelines as it relates to this issue.

 

At SCHOOL, we are:

  • Reminding students to cover their mouths with their arms or tissues when sneezing or coughing
  • Making sure students are washing their hands regularly with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting frequently-used surfaces such as door knobs, light switches, tables, desks, keyboards and handrails regularly
  • Cleaning and disinfecting buses, cafeterias and restrooms
  • Cancelling all field trips for the month of March
  • Sending students home if they are sick
  • Posting signage in all restrooms about the importance of hand washing with soap and water or hand sanitizer 

 

We encourage you and your family to take precautions to protect yourselves and others by practicing good hygiene at home.

 

At HOME, you can:

  • Keep your children at home if they have flu-like symptoms, which include: fever (100 degrees or higher), headache, sore throat, body aches, chills and feeling very tired.
  • Keep your children home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without a fever-reducing medicine such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds in five easy steps - wet, lather, scrub, rinse and dry.
  • Teach your children to wash their hands often - before eating, after going to the bathroom, after blowing their nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • Teach your children to avoid touching their faces and cover coughs and sneezes. 
  • Limit visitations to older relatives or friends (especially in nursing or care homes).

 

Travel Reporting Form: All PGSD employees and families will need to complete a survey whether you are traveling internationally or domestic. The link to the travel form is: https://tinyurl.com/pgsdtravel Staff must Self-Report your travel plans to your supervisor at least two weeks prior to departure using the travel survey form. Staff and students returning from countries identified in the CDC’s travel warnings levels 2-4 (including all cruise ships) https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list should notify their campus and self-quarantine at home for a period of 14 days. 

 

Re-entry of Students Traveling from Identified High-Risk Areas: Absences for these students will be marked excused. Parents or guardians will need to notify their school of self quarantine. If during this time students begin to experience flu-like symptoms you will need to call your primary health care provider for advice. If during this time students do not have flu-like symptoms, you may return after your 14 day quarantine period. 

 

The situation with the Coronavirus changes daily and we encourage you to keep abreast of these changes by checking the Mississippi State Department of Health website at https://msdh.ms.gov/or the new MSDH COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453 or the Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/ . 


We encourage you to keep up with our social media and website https://pgsd.ms/healthalerts/ for future updates.

The situation with the Coronavirus changes daily and we encourage you to keep abreast of these changes by checking the Mississippi State Department of Health website at https://msdh.ms.gov/or the new MSDH COVID-19 hotline at 877-978-6453 or the Centers for Disease Control at https://www.cdc.gov/ . 

 

Coronavirus Resources:

 
IMPORTANT CONTACTS:
 
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH COVID-19 HOTLINE:
877-978-6453
MSDH COVID-19 Overview: click here.
 
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION:
CDC COVID-19 Information for Travel: click here.
 

Estimados Padres del Distrito Escolar de Pascagoula-Gautier,


Muchos de ustedes saben sobre el aumento de la atención pública sobre COVID-19 (Coronavirus). El Distrito Escolar de Pascagoula-Gautier está tomando todas las precauciones necesarias para proteger la salud de nuestros estudiantes y personal siguiendo las pautas establecidas por el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Mississippi y los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades. Estos incluyen muchas de las mismas precauciones compartidas durante la temporada de resfriados y la influenza. En este momento, el Departamento de Salud del Estado de Mississippi y el Gobernador han recomendado el cierre de las escuelas K-12 para la semana del 16 al 20 de marzo de 2020. Tenga la seguridad de que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para mantener saludables a nuestros estudiantes y empleados y estamos monitoreando de cerca las pautas estatales y locales en relación con este tema.


En la ESCUELA, estamos:

  • Recordando a los estudiantes que se cubran la boca con sus brazos o tisú al estornudar o toser
  • Asegurando de que los estudiantes se laven las manos regularmente con agua y jabón o desinfectante de manos
  • Desinfectando regularmente las superficies de uso frecuente, como pomos de puertas, interruptores de luz, mesas, escritorios, teclados y pasamanos.
  • Limpiando y desinfectando los autobuses, cafeterías y baños.
  • Cancelando todas las excursiones para el mes de marzo.
  • Enviando a los estudiantes a casa si están enfermos.
  • Publicando letreros en todos los baños sobre la importancia de lavarse las manos con agua y jabón o desinfectante para manos.

Los alentamos a usted y a su familia a tomar precauciones para protegerse a sí mismos y a los demás practicando una buena higiene en el hogar.

En CASA, usted puede: 

  • Mantener a sus hijos en casa si tienen síntomas similares a los de la gripe, que incluyen fiebre (100 grados o más), dolor de cabeza, dolor de garganta, dolor de cuerpo, escalofríos y sensación de cansancio.
  • Mantener a sus hijos en casa hasta que estén sin fiebre durante 24 horas sin un medicamento para bajar la fiebre, como ibuprofeno o acetaminoféno.
  • Enseñar a sus hijos a lavarse las manos a menudo con agua y jabón o desinfectante para manos durante al menos 20 segundos en cinco pasos sencillos: mojar, enjabonar, fregar, enjuagar y secar.
  • Enseñar a sus hijos a lavarse las manos con frecuencia: antes de comer, después de ir al baño, después de sonarse la nariz, toser o estornudar.
  • Enseñar a sus hijos a evitar tocarse la cara y cubrirse la tos y los estornudos.
  • Limitar las visitas a parientes o amigos mayores (especialmente en hogares de ancianos o de cuidado).

Formulario de Informe de Viaje: Todos los empleados y familias de PGSD tendrán que completar una encuesta, ya sea que viaje internacional o nacional. El enlace al formulario es: https://tinyurl.com/pgsdtravel El personal debe auto informar sus planes de viaje a su supervisor al menos dos semanas antes de la salida utilizando el formulario de viaje. El personal y los estudiantes que regresan de países identificados en los niveles 2-4 de las advertencias de viaje de los CDC (incluidos todo los cruceros) https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list debe notificar a su campus y deberán estar en cuarentena en casa por un periodo de 14 días. 


Reingreso de Los Estudiantes Que Viajan Desde Áreas Identificadas de Alto Riesgo: Las ausencias para estos estudiantes se marcaran justificadas. Los padres o tutores tendrán que notificar a su escuela de la auto cuarentena.Si durante este tiempo los estudiantes comienzan a experimentar síntomas similares a los de la influenza, tendrán que llamar a su proveedor de atención médica primaria para que le aconseje. Si durante este tiempo los estudiantes no tienen síntomas similares a los de la influenza, podrán regresar después de su periodo de cuarentena de 14 días. 


La situación con el Coronavirus cambia a diario, y los alentamos a mantenerse al tanto de estos cambios visitando el sitio web del Departamento de Salud del Estado de Mississippi en https://msdh.ms.gov/ o la nueva línea directa MSDH COVID-19 al 877-978 -6453 o los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades https://www.cdc.gov/ .


Los animamos a mantenerse al día con nuestras redes sociales y sitio web https://pgsd.ms/healthalerts/ para futuras actualizaciones. 

PGSD Employees

Attendance and Travel Information

Pascagoula-Gautier School District

Standard Operating Procedures

(Based on COVID-19 Protocols)

 

 

Employee Travel 

    • Self-Report your travel plans to your supervisor at least two weeks prior to departure.  
    • Travel to a CDC Protocol Level 2-4 destination will require that you self-quarantine yourself for 14 days upon return.  You may use your sick leave for this self-quarantine. Additional sick leave will not be issued.  
  • If during this time you begin flu-like symptoms you will need to call your primary health care provider and provide a clearance form to your school upon return.

 

Employee Attendance: 

If you have flu-like symptoms with a fever, please remain at home until you are fever free for 24 hours without medication.  Normal work attendance policies remain in effect.

 

Student Attendance:

If students have flu-like symptoms with fever, parents/guardians should keep them home. Students should remain at home if they have fever, dry persistent cough, and shortness of breath. Students should stay home until fever free for 24 hours without medication. Normal school attendance policies remain in effect.

 

Facility Maintenance and Cleanliness:

The school system continues to implement all best practices and use materials at our disposal to keep each facility clean and disinfected. Custodians have been provided additional training focused on sanitizing high touch areas with virus killing products. Custodians and maintenance personnel will be devoting more time to adequately sanitizing all areas.

 

Enrollment of New Students from Identified High-Risk Areas:

Families attempting to enroll a student from areas with a Level 2-4 Travel Health Notice Advisory for COVID-19 as identified by the CDC should call the Pascagoula-Gautier School District Administrative Office at 228-938-6491 for information concerning enrollment. 

 

Re-entry of Students Traveling from Identified High-Risk Areas:

Families should inform the local school via telephone and/or email if their student or a member of their household has traveled to areas with a Level 2-4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the Coronavirus, as identified by the CDC we will work with families to determine the appropriate action regarding the re-entry of the student into school. 

 

Staff Travel:

Out-of-state, work-related travel for all employees will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. Regarding personal travel, please see above.  

 

Student Travel:

Any school-sponsored and/or school system-sponsored travel to areas with a Level 2-4 Travel Health Notice advisory for COVID-19, as identified by the CDC, will be canceled for the duration of the 2019-2020 school year. Currently, travel scheduled within the US, or for areas not identified as high risk, will be evaluated by the school system. We will communicate with all travel companies utilized by the school system to ensure they follow the same CDC protocols.

 

School and District Sponsored Events:

Currently large scale scheduled events with 250 or more participants, will be reviewed by the school system. All other events will be allowed to proceed as planned. Until further notice, new school and system sponsored events with 250 or more participants will be reviewed for approval on a case-by-case basis. The school system supports the event sponsors’ and school administrators' authority to postpone or cancel events. 


CDC Travel Updates

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list