Notes from the Nurse
One of the problems most often confronting parents of school-age children occurs when a child complains of not feeling well on a school day.
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The flu season is the worst it has been in the last 10 years. It is off to an early start and it often lasts through the end of March. When people are ill, they are down in bed for 5-7 days. It is not too late to get their flu vaccine as that remains the best way to help prevent getting the flu. It takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to help protect so the sooner one gets vaccinated, the better. This is the web site that has the best information on preventing and treating flu, as well as a directory for locating where to get the vaccine: www.flu.gov
With the winter season upon us, the following information is provided to help parents be prepared in case of emergency school closings.
School cancellation decisions include using the best professional meteorological information services. The most important factor considered is the direct observation of weather conditions in our area by school and bus company officials.
In addition to radio and television stations being notified of our emergency closings, we have a telephone notification service which will allow us to leave a message at your home. When it becomes necessary for a delay in the start of school or for early dismissal, several additional factors must be considered. In a majority of families, both parents work outside of the home. Parents are asked to have alternate plans for their children’s supervision and care in the event school is closed or delayed. This is especially important for young children. It is necessary to allow adequate notice to parents before sending children home at a time when no one expects the children to be home.
To allow school administrators to communicate with representatives from the bus company and news media, please do not call the schools, television and radio stations, or bus company to find out if school is delayed or closed. The most timely information on emergency school closings would be available by tuning into the following television and radio stations:
-WBAY-TV 2 WFRV-TV 5 WLUK- TV- 11 WGBA-TV NBC 26 and WACY TV UPN 32
-Cumulus Broadcasting Radio (WDUZ-AM, WQLH-FM, WPCK, WOGB-FM 103.1)
-Midwest Broadcasting Radio (WTAQ- FM1360, WIXX-FM 101.1, WNFL-AM 1440, WLYD FM 99.7, WNCY-FM Y100)
-Woodward Communications Radio (WHBY 1150, WAPL 105.7, WKSZ-Kiss FM 95.95, WZOR Razor FM 94.7, 1570 WSCO The Score, 104.3 WECB The Breeze)
Pay for Lunch Online
Make lunch account payments the quick and easy way through the myLunchMoney.com online payment program. Once you've enrolled, you can check balances and fund the account from your computer, phone or fax.
School lunches served through the National School Lunch Program meet federal nutrition standards set by the USDA and consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Menu and nutrition information may be found on the Food Service page of our district website.