• HUSD prepares campuses for use
    Higley Unified School District’s staff worked over the summer to put cleaning and healthy practices into place on all our campuses. This included the hiring of additional custodial staff and the purchase of CDC-approved products to help contain viruses
     
    HUSD Transportation Department puts plan in place for bus cleanliness
    Higley Unified School District’s Transportation Department works daily to ensure cleanliness and safety for students and staff. When students return, several steps are put into place, including sanitation of high-touch areas throughout the day and an end-of-the-day cleaning of all busses.
     
    HUSD Healthy Habits Reminder
    Remind everyone to wash hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home if they feel unwell.
     
    HUSD Daily Health Screening
    Parents should conduct a daily health screening prior to sending students to campus. Look for any symptoms of illness and keep students home when they do not feel well. If you have questions, please call your school nurse or check out Daily Health Screening website information.
     
    CDC: Wash Your Hands (appropriate for younger students; 30 seconds)
    Be sure to properly wash your hands! Sing the ABC song or set a timer for 20 seconds. Get the front and back of your hands. Don’t forget your fingernails and between your fingers.
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    CDC: What You Need To Know About Handwashing (appropriate for all ages)
    Why should I use soap and water to wash my hands? Germs can get onto your ahnds and items you touch throughout the day. When your hands may be dirty, it's best to wash with soap and water to remove whatever germs and chemicals may be on them.
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    CDC: Fight Germs: Wash Your Hands (appropriate for older students; 3 minutes)
    This handwashing demonstration will show you how handwashing can get rid of germs on our hands every day. Includes a demonstration of germ spreading. If we then rub our eyes, nose, or mouth, or pick up something to eat, the germs or chemicals can get into our bodies and make us sick. Studies have shown that people touch their eyes, nose or mouth 25 times an hour and don’t even realize it. Includes a CDC recommendation on how to wash hands: wet, lather, scrub, rinse, dry.
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    CDC: Live Handwashing Presentation (appropriate for older ages; 9 minutes)
    Learn how handwashing can remove germs. Be sure to get under your fingernails. Learn when to wash your hands, including after the restroom, changing a diaper or before eating or preparing food. Don’t forget to wash hands after you cough and sneeze. Hand sanitizer is appropriate if soap and water are not available. The video also talks about how to avoid getting others sick, including covering your mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing. (The video was created in 2016 and discusses how germs, including colds and flus, can be spread.)
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    CDC: Mask guidance (appropriate for all middle grades and older students; 1:30 minutes)
    Wearing a cloth-based covering while in public is an important practice to slow the spread of coronavirus. This video covers “how-to” wear a cloth covering. Your cloth face covering should reach above your nose and below your chin. Cover your mouth and nostrils. It should fit snugly against your face.
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    CDC: How to wear a mask (appropriate for all ages)
    Wear a mask to protect you and your friends. Before you put on your mask, wash your hands. Place over your nose and mouth. Make sure you can breathe. Carry sanitizer. When you both ear your masks, you are protecting each other.
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    Printables

    Hand washing fact sheets for schools and families
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    Hand washing posters for schools and families
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    How to safely wear and take off a mask
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    Wear a mask to protect you and your friends