What's coming up in November here at Patricia A. Duran School? 5th: School Committee Meeting, HHS, 6:30 8th: 4th Grade Dance - Collins - 6:30 13th: PTA Meeting, 6:00 12th: No Sch00l - Veterans' Day 19th: Parent Teacher Conferences...
A Message from Nurse Scripture:
We have had cases of conjunctivitis (pink eye) at our school. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of your eye. It can be caused by viral infections, bacterial infections and allergic reactions. It is most commonly caused by the same virus that causes the common cold.
With viral conjunctivitis, symptoms can last from one to two weeks and then disappear on their own. For bacterial conjunctivitis, an eye doctor may prescribe antibiotic eye drops to treat the infection. Allergic conjunctivitis treatment often includes antihistamine medication.
Conjunctivitis is spread easily through contact with nose or eye secretions, usually through hand-to-eye contact. The only way to prevent it from spreading is to practice good hygiene. The American Academy of Opthalmology recommends the following tips:
Wash your hands frequently
Do not touch your eyes
Do not reuse handkerchiefs or towels when wiping your face and eyes
Change pillowcases frequently
Do not use old cosmetics or share makeup
Maintain proper contact lens care and cleaning
Students who have white or yellow discharge, which sometimes appears as crusty deposits on eyelashes are not able to be in school without an evaluation by a provider. For all other cases of reddened eyes without white or yellow discharge students will be encouraged and reminded of above tips.
If you have any questions/concerns or if your child is showing signs of conjunctivitis please contact the school nurse, Angie Scripture at 207-848-4048.
Important Safety Notice:
When you arrive at school in the mornings you will see that our drop off loop in front of the gym is open for drop offs. It is a one way loop that brings you through the one way visitor and 10 minute parking lot in front of the school. There will be absolutely no passing of vehicles in the drop off loop. You must enter and exit behind the vehicle in front of you. The loop will be open from 8:30-9:00. All other times of the day it is closed for dropping off, as it is our fire lane.
Parking is to be in the large parking lot to the side of the school and on the grass area as needed. We will have staff directing traffic for the next few days. There will be staff helping students from the drop off loop throughout the year.
Please notice and abide by the marked sidewalks and crossing areas. They are here to keep you safe.
The federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) requires all states, school districts, and schools to provide annual report cards to parents and communities. The report card displays statewide as well as district achievement data in the areas of reading and math for students in grades 3-8, and at the 3rd year of high school. Science achievement is reported at grade 5, 8 and at the 3rd year of high school. Report Card information can be found here.
Hermon Elementary School Is Thinking GREEN!
During the last several years, HES teachers have begun a program to reduce the amount of trash generated at our school. We are pleased that No Sort recycling has come to HES, and do our best to direct all appropriate items to those containers.
We are encouraging all students who bring juice or water to school, to use some type of refillable bottle. This is a win-win-win endeavor: your child will learn a valuable lesson (Maine State Learning Results: Science and Technology C3), you will help our school (and planet), and you will save $$$.
First REDUCE, then REUSE, then RECYCLE, always RESPECT.
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