Here's The Latest On School Closings Due To The "Don't Call It Swine" Flu

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Hamilton Middle School, which was closed Thursday and Friday over swine flu concerns, has reopened, HISD and city officials said.

Hamilton had been closed because an individual "had exposure to a known case" of the flu, Health and Human Services spokeswoman Kathy Barton tells Hair Balls. "And subsequently, we have received some testing that says they are good to go, and they've not had anybody develop [the] disease."

The district is sending out automated phone messages to parents and staff at Hamilton, according to an HISD press release. ("As soon as I receive word on when TAKS testing will be rescheduled, I will follow up with another message," principal Roger Bunnell tells parents in the message.)  Two other HISD schools, Harvard Elementary and Lyons Elementary, remain closed.

The following Houston-area schools are also closed:

Houston:
Harmony Science Academy-Northwest, Houston
Horne Elementary, Houston
St. Anne Catholic School, Houston
St. Andrew Presbyterian Children's Place, Houston
Yeager Elementary, Houston

Bellaire: Episcopal High
Humble: Maplebrook Elementary
Katy: Beckendorff Junior High
Liberty: Liberty Elementary, Middle & High schools; San Jacinto Elementary
Rosenberg: Bowie Elementary and Lamar Junior High
South Houston: Matthys Elementary
Spring: Glen Loch and Kuenhle elementaries
Sugar Land: Greatwood Montessori





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