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The peak of the cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread flu in our school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. It is sometimes difficult to make a decision about whether or not your child is too sick to go to school. As a general rule, your child should stay home if he/she has: A fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit Vomited Diarrhea A very frequent cough Persistent pain (tooth, ear, stomach, etc) A widespread rash Also, students who have been ill must stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If your child has been diagnosed with the flu, please let our school nurse know for tracking and reporting purposes. Please call 410 313 6882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can learn more about how the flu is affecting our area at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/index.html Thank you for your assistance in keeping LoES students healthy and ready to learn! Please contact the health room with questions.
The 2nd Annual Advocate Night is February 5th. Sign up by 1/31 for a free 15 minute session with a special education advocate and don't forget to bring your student's IEP. The event will be held in the WLMS library from 7-9pm. We will try our best to pair you with the best advocate for your student's needs as well as schedule at one of your preferred times. We will send an email with the time by Monday Feb 3rd. https://forms.gle/EThWa9ixijYLGePL8 The topic for the February 12th SECAC meeting is the State of Reading in HCPSS. Members of Decoding Dyslexia Howard County and HCPSS Staff will present information on struggling readers, dyslexia and Ready to Read Act implementation. Questions can be pre-submitted using the form below before Jan 31st. Questions will be taken at the meeting but pre-submitted questions will be answered first. https://forms.gle/arhv2wwcKfdcp5o87
As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, I am contacting you regarding new student and family orientation dates. School orientations are an excellent way to get to know staff and become familiar with your child's new school, learn about school programs, and hear about ways students and families can get involved.
Our 3rd annual LoES PTA Read-a-thon begins this week. Look for more information being sent home with students on Friday, January 3rd. Families can also choose to opt out here.
Consider volunteering at LoES Benefits include: Instant LoES Hero status! Helping teachers and staff so they have more time to work with your student(s) Strengthening our school community Growing a feeling of involvement. We are your school family! Miles of smiles from Longfellow students Please check out our Sign Up Genius for upcoming volunteer opportunities here at Longfellow. In and out of school opportunities are available! In school opportunities do require a breif volunteer training that can be accessed here.
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