Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

Newsletter Aug-Sept 2018

It is that time of year again, to the delight of many parents, when students will be coming back to school. The building custodial staff has spent the summer getting the building ready for another school year. We have four new staff members this year. They are Danielle James – Agriculture Education, Ashley Alons – Freshmen English, Tifany Wright – Business Education, and Kathy Bork - Art. I would like to invite our freshmen along with their parents to a meeting on August 21 at 6:30 pm in the competition gym. At this meeting, the counselors will go over the high school credit system and how it pro- gresses towards graduation, our career teacher will be present to go over our Careers class, and the adminis- tration will talk about general guidelines at the high school. This meeting is very informative and may help answer questions you have about high school, especially if this is your first child coming to our building. Homecoming this year is on September 21. All stu- dents will be dismissed after 4 th period for homecom- ing activities. The pep rally and coronation will start at 1:00 pm with the parade to follow at 2:15 pm. The varsity football team will take on Storm Lake at 7:00 pm and the dance will follow the game and will last until midnight. If you have a student who needs to get a school per- mit for driving, please contact the office to make an appointment. If your student took driver’s ed this summer, you only need to bring the school permit affidavit, which can be downloaded from the Iowa DOT website, and the driver’s permit. If your child took driver’s ed prior to this summer, you will need to bring the driver’s ed completion form, the affida- vit, and the permit. Please make sure your child looks over the rules for a school permit prior to mak- ing your appointment. In addition, I would like to encourage parents to keep in contact with their child’s teachers. If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the teacher directly or feel free to contact Mr. Utesch or myself at the high school office. Dr. Mark Iveron High School Principal IMMUNIZATIONS- Student immunization records must be up to date for all incoming students. Pre-school and Kindergarten students need to have their shots completed (including 4 year old booster shots for kindergarten students) before the first day of school. Stu- dents entering 7th grade must have a Tdap booster and meningococ- cal vaccine before the first day of school. Students entering 12th grade must have a meningococcal vaccine before the first day of school. DENTAL CERTIFICATES- All students entering kindergarten and 9th grade must have a dental certificate completed before the first day of school. BLOOD TESTS FOR LEAD- This test is a state requirement for kindergarten. Many children have had lead testing completed by their physician or other early childhood programs. Please request the results and provide documentation to the school. If your child has not had a blood lead level checked in the past, this needs to be done at your doctor's office prior to the first day of school. VISION SCREENINGS - All students entering kindergarten and third grade now need a proof of a vision screening. This is just a screening and does not mean your child needs a full vision exam. The screening can be completed by your eye doctor, health care pro- vider, registered nurse, or a community based organization. The cer- tificate of vision screening form needs to be completed before the first day of school. PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN PHYSICALS- Pre-school & kindergarten physicals should be scheduled and completed now, be- fore the big rush in early August when everyone tries to get them completed before the first day of school. The physical form was in- cluded in your Preschool and kindergarten packets. SPORTS PHYSICALS (7th-12th grade)- Be sure to schedule your sports physicals now so you have them taken care of before summer/fall practices begin. Any student planning to participate in sports, including cheerleading and dance, must turn in a completed physical report from a medical doctor, nurse practitioner, or chiro- practor, with the parent’s signature on it, before they are allowed to participate in practice. These forms can be picked up from the High School Guidance office for high school students or the middle school office for 7-8 grade students. You will also need to complete the athletic insurance waiver/parent or legal guardian permission form and the “Heads up” concussion form. Please have your physical form filled out and signed by a parent/guardian before the appointment. Please inform the nurse if there have been any changes to your child’s health over the summer.

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