Congratulations to the Cross Country Team!!
The students pictured on the right advanced to the Regional meet in Atascosita on
The King's Regiment Band received a 1st Division at the UIL Regional Marching contest. Congratulations Mr. Fife, Long and Ellis and the band!!
17 Oct 2014
Kountze ISD Community:
You may have heard or seen recent news reports detailing the spread of the Ebola virus from West Africa to the United States — specifically Dallas. I understand that you may have questions about what the spread of this disease means to you and your family, as well as how it affects your school community.
I want to first stress that there currently are no confirmed cases of Ebola in our area, and we have no reason to believe that any of our students are at risk for exposure.
The Kountze Independent School District has strong protocols in place that allow us to respond quickly and efficiently when a student becomes sick with a potentially contagious illness. It doesn’t matter if we’re responding to a case of meningitis, chicken pox, Ebola or simply the flu, our focus — first and foremost — is always on the health and safety of our students and staff.
The Ebola virus, in particular, is transmitted only through direct contact and bodily fluids. You must have had close contact with someone who is infected and showing symptoms or recently traveled to an affected country in West Africa to be considered at a high risk of contracting the illness.
You can rest assured that we are working closely with health officials throughout the county to monitor the status of this virus. If at any point they believe the situation here has changed, they will notify us immediately, and we will take appropriate action.
In the meantime, I encourage you to talk to your children and remind them about the importance of practicing good hygiene, which is our first defense against most illnesses. Below are a few general tips that you may find especially applicable as we approach flu season.
For additional information about the Ebola virus, you may want to review the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ebola website: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola. It provides detailed information about the virus and its symptoms, as well as how it’s transmitted and who is most at risk.
Should you still have concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our school offices. We appreciate your continued support and will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
John C. Ferguson Kristie Young
Interim Superintendent Director Health Services
Kountze ISD Kountze ISD
We would like to thank Carl Coplen, Wayland Whisenhant, Logan Carter and David Overstreet(not pictured) for their service as a KISD Board member.