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March 18th Update Letter

Email from Vanguard Academy Superintendent


Good afternoon Parents and Staff,


First of all, I pray you and your families are doing well and blessed! In early to mid-January we purchased a PROTEXUS Electrostatic Spraying System that hospitals, schools and businesses use to keep their buildings and offices clean and sanitized. At that time, we did not know much on what was happening in other parts of the world or the United States, but we knew that because the FLU was actually affecting our region, state and nation the worse in over ten years we knew we needed to purchase something to help us sanitize every single classroom, office and training space to ensure the safety and health of all of our students, parents and staff. We purchased this device and it helps against all viruses. I have included three attachments: 1) Effective Handwashing information that will be blown up into poster size and placed around each campus, 2) A Brochure on the CORNAVIRUS: What you need to know 3) Literature on PROTEXUS Electrostatic Spraying Systems 4) A hyperlink on information put out on Friday by the Texas Education Agency and 5) Information our staff received from the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department last Thursday. The reason we are sending you this information is to make sure we keep you informed and because parents will ask you and all campus administration and staff questions on what is being reported by news agencies. As of right now there are no known CORONAVIRUS cases in the Rio Grande Valley and Vanguard Academy has being proactive and sanitized all of our buildings against any known viruses.


At Vanguard Academy we like to be proactive and also keep everyone informed to ensure we remain focused on our children/students learning and well-being. This past weekend 90% of our buildings and schools were completely sanitized. Every classroom, office, hallway and space at every school and building was sanitized by the PROTEXUS Electrostatic Spraying System. We brought in staff on Saturday and Sunday to ensure the safety of all our students, parents and staff. This afternoon we will be sanitizing Central Office and the Annex Office on Owassa, and this will bring us to 100 percent complete with sanitizing all of our buildings. Hillyard the company we purchase our cleaning and sanitizing supplies from mentioned we could use the pellets on a as need basis, but I have instructed our Maintenance team to sanitize every two weeks. We have purchased one of these spraying guns for each campus although we currently just have two for Vanguard Academy the other spraying guns will be coming in really soon.


The Hidalgo County Health Department held a conference call last Thursday, February 27, 2020 which Miss Melissa Morales, HR Director participated in along with Mrs. Lille Galloso, Nurse Rembrandt Secondary along with Mrs. Claudia Corrales, Nurse at Mozart Elementary. The following information is what Hidalgo County Health and Human Services provided as per Miss Morales, Ms. Galloso and Mrs. Corrales. I have also placed a hyperlink at the bottom of this email with information from the Texas Education Agency that came out on Friday. Vanguard Academy will also be placing a link on our website to ensure all parents know that we have already been proactive, and the precautions we have taken to safeguard the health of all students and staff! All measures taken by Vanguard Academy have been taken for the well-being of all our students and staff and not to cause panic. YOUR safety and well-being and that of our students is dearly important to us, and because we pray every day for God’s wisdom and discernment this is what He has directed and placed in our hearts to do. We continue to pray for those being affected around the world and our nation. As a school system we are always pressing the envelope in what we do for our students and staff and I can guarantee you that we are ahead of most if not all school systems when it comes to sanitizing our facilities! May God bless you and keep you and continue to pray for our country!


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