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Fentanyl Awareness

Fentanyl Awareness  

What is Fentanyl?
It is a deadly synthetic opioid that is being pressed into fake pills or cut into heroin, cocaine, and other street drugs to drive addiction.

To help fight the Fentanyl problem, Kennedale ISD is:

  • Partnering with local law enforcement, emergency management, and health authorities to monitor and collaborate on the best way to combat the crisis.
  • The district stocks Narcan on the secondary campuses with the goal of having Narcan available on all campuses. School Nurses and School Resource Officers (SROs) can administer Narcan quickly enough to help reverse the effects of a fentanyl overdose.
  • The district will host a parent workshop on April 20th for English speakers and on April 27th for Spanish speakers.
  • District Counselors and Social Workers will continue to inform students about Fentanyl dangers at campus assemblies. Informational posters, including “One Pill Can Kill” have been distributed to all campuses and placed in hallways and all restrooms.

To help fight the Fentanyl problem, you can:

  • Talk to your children. Tell them that ANY pill they get from a friend or purchased online or off of the street could be a counterfeit pill containing Fentanyl. Only take medication that is prescribed by a doctor, purchased at a pharmacy, and approved by parents or guardians.   
  • Learn about the fentanyl crisis and help spread the word that this is a dangerous situation. Visit the Centers for Disease Control website’s Fentanyl Facts page as a starting-point:
  • Ensure that your child delivers all medications, including over-the-counter medications, to the school nurse for distribution. Students should not carry any medications at school or share them for any reason.   
  • Reach out to your school nurse or counselor with any specific concerns or if you need additional resources that are unique to your family.