Note from Taft

Note from Taft

02/15/2017

Taft Message 

February 15, 2017 

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Parent Teacher Conference Notes will be sent home with students this week.  Please review the scheduled time and return the bottom portion to your child's teacher by Wednesday, February 22nd.  If you need to change your conference time please contact your child's teacher to reschedule.

Congratulations to our HHS Wrestlers Gus Arnold, Joey Bussey, Creston Craven, and Jaden Kampen who have qualified for the 2A State Wrestling Tournament which begins this Thursday, February 16th.  First Round and 1st Round Consolation Wrestling for 2A (Session 3) will be from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  The next 2A session is 2:30 p.m. on Friday (Session 5).  Tickets for these sessions are $10 for spectators in kindergarten or older.  Good Luck Cats!

Elementary Yearbooks - If you would like to order a yearbook please send the order form with $10.00 cash or check payable to Humboldt Schools to school by March 3rd.  Yearbooks will be delivered before the end of the school year.

PATHS Meeting - the parent organization will meet on Thursday, February 16th at 5:30 in the Mease Board Room.  All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Agenda items include Family Fun Literacy Night in April, Bake Sale during PT Conferences in March and Teacher Appreciation Week in May.  Please join us!

Reminder from the elementary nurse on when to keep your child home from school due to illness:

FEVER : Usually fever is a sign that the body is fighting off an infection or a contagious disease. Fever is most consistently defined as an elevation of 1.5 degrees above the normal which is 98.6. Your child should be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours before your child is allowed back into school.

DIARRHEA/VOMITING: Diarrhea and vomiting usually occur with an infection or a contagious disease. Sometimes it is not from disease. If your child has diarrhea or vomiting with other illness symptoms, keep your child home. Your child should stay home for 24 hours after last episode.

INFLUENZA: A child that displays fever, persistent coughing, congestion, chills, or muscle aches in any combination should be checked by a doctor and kept home until doctor says they may return.

RASHES: A child with an unidentified rash that is spreading and/or getting worse over time should be kept home and checked by a doctor.

CONJUNCTIVITIS (PINK EYE): Tearing, redness, and puffy eye lids and/or eye discharge should be checked by a doctor before coming to school. Student must remain at home for 24 hours after the medication has started. The child must have at least 2 doses before returning to school.

HEAD LICE : If your child has head lice that are alive, keep your child home to treat him/her and then he/she can return to school after that. Nits (eggs) should be observed and continue treating and combing.

 

Preschool Round Up - Will take place on Thursday, March 16th.  This will be a come and go event running from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Mease Elementary.  Children must be 4 years old by September 15, 2017 to enroll in 4 year old preschool at Mease.  HCSD receives a statewide voluntary preschool grant so we are able to offer FREE preschool.  To register for Preschool Round Up please contact Michelle Thomas atmthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us.  If you have questions prior to the event please call 515-332-3578 to talk to Principal Bruder or Mrs. Johnson, our preschool coordinator.

Kindergarten Round Up will be held at Mease Elementary on Friday, March 17th.  Please contact Michelle Thomas at mthomas@humboldt.k12.ia.us to register a child for this event.  Children must be five years old by September 15, 2017 to be eligible for kindergarten.  If you have any questions please contact Principal Bruder or Mrs. Thomas at 515-332-3578.

Music Booster Calendar Correction- This calendar shows no school on February 17 and 24. This is in error. There IS school on February 17 and 24. You may view the school calendar online at www.humboldt.k12.ia.us by clicking on the calendar tab then click on school year on the home page.  

Community Days Coupon Booklets - the After School Program is selling Younkers coupon booklets.  They are available in both elementary school offices.  For a $5.00 donation you will get a booklet full of coupon savings of up to $500.  The coupons will be valid from Thursday, February 23 to Saturday, February 25.   They are valid in store or online. Thank you for supporting our After School Program.

Vision Screening for 3rd Grade  - This is a new requirement for all 3rd Graders in Iowa. If your child has had a screening in the last year ask your provider to complete the screening form and return it to school. If your child has not had a vision screening over the past year he or she will need one by February 2017. The provider will need to complete the form and it will need tobe returned to the school nurse. If you need a form or have any questions please contact Mrs. Hardgrove at chardgrove@humboldt.k12.ia.us

 

Dates to Remember:   

February 16- PATHS Meeting @ 5:30 p.m., Mease Board Room

March 3- Yearbook Orders Due

March 3- No School

March 7- Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 p.m.

March 7 - PATHS Bake Sale during PT Conferences

March 9- Parent Teacher Conferences 4-7:30 p.m. 

March 9 - PATHS Bake Sale during PT Conferences

March 10- No School

March 16- Preschool Open House, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

March 17- Kindergarten Round Up/No School @ Mease

April 27- Elementary Literacy Night @ Taft

May 25- Make Up Day for January 10th

May 26- Make Up Day for January 17th

May 29- Memorial Day- No School

May 30- Make up Day for January 25th

 

SCHOOL DELAYS, EARLY OUTS, CANCELLATIONS - you should be getting a phone call, text or email depending on how your have your parent account set up in Parent Portal.  We also use the following means to communicate to the public.  Radio stations FM 97.7, FM 94.5 and FM 96.9 and TV WHO Channel 13.  We also have the school hotline that you can call at any time 332-9700.  
"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed,color, age (for employment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), national origin, disability, or religion in its educational programs and employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N  PO Box 130 Dakota City, IA 50529;   
515-332-1330lthul@humboldt.k12.ia.us, or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov. or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204,312-730-1560-Fax 312-730-1576OCR.chicago@ed.gov

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