Today is Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Any Junior wanting to be on the Prom Committee should sign up outside Room 129 (Rodgers).
Pajamas and house shoes are not appropriate for school. Do not wear your pajama pants to
Basketball v. Fayette today at 2:00 p.m. Seventh period teachers will sell tickets in class. Those students who do not purchase tickets will remain in 7th period. The cost of the ticket will be $3.00 per student.
Volleyball Dinner will be Thursday, December 12that 5:30 p.m. at Pop’s Place. Please see Coach Payne today to sign up!
Basketball @ ACA Friday, December 13th at 4:30 p.m.
Basketball v. Holt Monday, December 16th at 4:30 p.m.
Sick for School?
A Message from Your School Nurse
– IT’S FLU SEASON!
PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD AND OTHERS!!!
Please make sure to update your phone number, as well as emergency contact numbers so that your child’s school can reach you or another responsible adult during the day, in case your child needs medical attention. (This is an important rule to followwheneveryour child is at school.)
Winter is here and so are winter colds and other illnesses. You don’t want your child to miss school; but neither do you want to send a sick child to school to endanger him /her or others as well. When should your child stay home? Here are a few guidelines we ask that you follow:
A runny nose or “leaky faucet” is the way many children respond to dust, pollen or simply a change in season. If it isn’t a common cold, then it may be an allergy and allergies are not contagious. Don’t keep the child at home. REMIND YOUR CHILD TO USE TISSUE TO WIPE THEIR NOSE, DISCARD TISSUE, AND IMMEDIATELY WASH HANDS!
A bad cough or cold symptoms canindicate a severe cold, bronchitis, flu or even pneumonia. Some children suffer one cold after another all winter long and a run-of-the-mill cold should not be a reason to miss school. But if your child is not acting “right”, has difficulty breathing, or is becoming dehydrated, it could be serious. Check with your physician right away.REMIND YOUR CHILD TO COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES WITH THE BEND OF THEIR ARM/ INNER ELBOW – IN THEIR SLEEVE!
Strep throat and scarlet fever are two highly contagious conditions caused by a streptococcal (bacterial) infection. They usually arrive with a sore throat and high fever. Sometimes nausea and headache are present too. Twelve (12) to forty-eight (48) hour after the onset of scarlet fever a rash may also appear. A child with either strep throat or scarlet fever should be kept at home and treated with antibiotics, as prescribed by a doctor. After 24 hours on an antibiotic, a child is usually no longer contagious and may, with a doctor’s permission, return to school.
Chicken Pox, a viral disease, is not normally life-threatening to children but is very uncomfortable and extremely contagious. If your child has a fever, is itching, and begins to sprout pink or red “spots” (with watery centers) on the back, chest, and/or face, the chances are good it’s chicken pox. Please let the school know this important information. Keep your child home for at least a week or at least two days after the last spot has appeared whichever period is longer.
Measles or Rubella) is a viral infection that attacks a child’s respiratory system, causing a dry, hacking cough, general weakness, inflamed eyes, and fever. If these symptoms appear, keep your child at home and consult your doctor right away to avert more serious complications. If it is confirmed as measles, please let the school know so we may be alert to symptoms appearing among other children at school. The measles rash of tiny hard red bumps will appear on the child’s face, behind the ears, and down the body. Your doctor may advise you to keep your child home for several days after the rash has disappeared.
Conjunctivitis or pink eye is highly contagious and uncomfortable, so take heed when your child complains of an eye or eyes burning, itching, and producing a whitish discharge. Minor cases (caused by a virus) and severe cases (caused by bacteria) require treatment with prescription eye drops. It is best to keep your child home until your doctor says it is all right to return to school.
Ear infections, unless properly treated, can cause permanent hearing damage. Here again you should follow the 24 hour rule for fever and antibiotic therapy.
If your child needs to take medication while at school, a Parent/Physician Authorization form must be filled out and signed by the parent and doctor. Please ask the physician to fill this out at your visit so as to save you a return trip. These forms are available in the office and on the Tuscaloosa County Schools website (www.tcss.net) under health services.
VERY IMPORTANT*****We have been asked by our Local and State Health Departments to requests that parents who take their child to the Doctor with flu-like symptoms, ask your child’s Doctor to send a specimen to the State (located in Montgomery).Please notify the school nurse as soon as the Doctor has confirmed that your child has flu provide documentation).
Feel free to contact your child’s school nurse with questions. –Tusc. Co. Schools (Health Services)
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB @ ACA
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB v. Holt
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB @ Berry
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB @ Fayette
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB @ Oakman
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB v. SVHS
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB @ Holt
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM BB @ Holy Spirit
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB v. West Blocton
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB v. ACA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB v. Berry
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB v. Holy Spirit
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM BB @ West Blocton
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB v. Oak Grove
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM BB v. Oakman