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CHADS Coalition for Mental Health Informational Meeting - Monday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m. – Hillsboro High School Theater - CHADS Coalition for Mental Health will be here to present on the signs and symptoms of Depression and other mental illnesses, as well as an in depth discussion on the Signs of Suicide. Q & A to follow the presentation. COMMUNITY INVITED – info@chadscoalition.org 314-952-2046 see pic see pic

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The Jefferson County Health Department’s “Smiles to Go Van” will be visiting our school district during the month of March. - In order for your child to participate/receive dental care you must complete and return to school the following forms BEFORE February 28th - It is the mission of the Smiles to Go staff to provide dental care to your child in a safe and pleasant atmosphere, promoting healthy dental hygiene for life. – Dental Cover Letter - http://5il.co/2qy8 - Dental Permission Slip - http://5il.co/2qy7 - Please contact the Smiles to Go program at 636-282-1010 or see the bottom of the linked cover letter for your school nurse’s contact info for further information, they will be glad to assist with your questions.

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Michelle Whitehead, 25 days ago

January 29, 2018 Dear elementary parents and guardians, As many of you already know, we are having an especially bad influenza season this year. The warmer weather we’ve had in the past few days has been nice, but it doesn’t mean that flu season is over. We are still hearing about many cases of influenza in the community, including some of our students. We are writing today to ask you to please monitor your child for signs and symptoms and if you think they might be getting ill, PLEASE keep them at home. Symptoms of the flu include upper respiratory type symptoms, including a cough, headache, fever, body ache, runny/stuffy nose with a sudden onset. We want your children to be here at school; happy, healthy and ready to learn! Thank you for your cooperation in the matter. Sincerely, Jessica Mayer RN, BSN Elementary School Nurse 636-789-0048 The following is from the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/... Person to Person People with flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses are spread mainly by droplets made when people with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Less often, a person might also get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth or nose. To avoid this, people should stay away from sick people and stay home if sick. It also is important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub. Linens, eating utensils, and dishes belonging to those who are sick should not be shared without washing thoroughly first. Eating utensils can be washed either in a dishwasher or by hand with water and soap and do not need to be cleaned separately. Further, frequently touched surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected at home, work and school, especially if someone is ill. The Flu Is Contagious Most healthy adults may be able to infect other people beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days. Symptoms start 1 to 4 days after the virus enters the body. That means that you may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Some people can be infected with the flu virus but have no symptoms. During this time, those persons may still spread the virus to others.

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Please take part in nominating our 2017-2018 HILLSBORO R-III TEACHER OF THE YEAR - http://5il.co/2pl1 - Eligibility - Any full-time classroom teacher, librarian, guidance counselor, instructional coach and other similar position in the Hillsboro R-III School District may be a candidate. School personnel whose duties are primarily administrative or supervisory (Principals, Assistant Principals) are ineligible. Candidates should be skilled, dedicated teachers who plan to continue teaching. Once selected as a finalist the teacher is not eligible again for two (2) years. Nomination -Teachers may be nominated by their peers, parents of students, and patrons of the District. Nomination Forms will be made available in all building offices as well as the central office starting in December of each school year. Forms will also be published in the Superintendent’s notes and on the District Web Page. All nomination forms must be returned to the building Principal by January 30, 2018. Teachers may be nominated by their peers, other building staff members, parents of students and patrons of the District. Forms will be available via email, District Facebook page, and on the District website. Outside of District employees, please email your completed nomination form to frasca_jonelle@hsdr3.org District Employees, please return your completed nomination to your Principal.

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