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The Midlothian school community has no confirmed cases of the Enterovirus D68 virus. The district will do everything possible to keep parents informed and prevent the spread of the virus. It has been reported that there are 10 confirmed cases of Enterovirus D68 in Dallas County. This virus can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. The symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing, cough, and body and muscle aches. Severe symptoms may include wheezing and difficulty breathing.
How is the virus spread?
The virus can be found in an infected person’s respiratory secretions, such as saliva, nasal mucus, or sputum.
How can I protect myself?
Using hand sanitizer will not help prevent someone from getting the virus, you need to use good hand washing with soap and water. Do not share eating utensils or cups.
Who is at risk?
In general, infants, children and teenagers are most likely to get infected with D68.
How is it diagnosed?
It requires specific lab tests that may be ordered by your healthcare provider.
If you think your child may have D68, please contact your doctor. For more information, go to the CDC website.
Midlothian ISD offers bus transportation for all eligible students during the regular school year. Every effort is being made to provide safe, comfortable, and pleasant transportation services while maintaining an appropriate level of efficiency. A parent letter will be provided to students whose bus stop time has changed due to an adjustment in routes and decrease in number stops to minimize ride times for students.
As the school year begins, the Midlothian Fire Department will continue enforcing fire lane violations at all MISD campuses and facilities. Attended vehicles during school drop off and pick up times are allowed to be in fire lanes as long as they can readily be moved. Unattended vehicles parked in fire lanes will be subject to citations or towed. Time is a factor during emergencies and Midlothian ISD and the Midlothian Fire Department want to emphasize that safety is our priority.
All campuses and buildings are in transition of receiving a new phone system. We appreciate your patience during the installation. Our goal is to have all phones and extensions working as soon as possible. Callers may experience a longer wait time and the inability to call extensions as it rolls directly to staff's voicemail. Again, we apologize for any disruption of service during this busy time of year.
The telephone upgrade is needed to bring the district's communications network in line with current technology.
Download these resources for students and parents to use at home to support learning.