Friday, August 28, 2009

Alpine School District Update

Here's our weekly update from the district:

The first week of school is always a challenge for both the transportation and nutritional services departments. Every year for the first few days of school, bus drivers and supervisors are busy analyzing and changing bus routes and safe walking paths for students. We are pleased to announce that all students arrived to and from school safely. Thank you transportation department. A similar process happens in the nutritional services department. Three schools started the year by serving sack lunches. Shelley Elementary, Sage Hills Elementary, and Lakeridge Junior High School have now moved into their new lunchrooms and are serving regular lunches. Thanks to our great nutritional services department.

We will continue to have a wellness program this year both on the district and the school levels. However, because of budget reductions, we will not be offering the city recreation center passes through the district office. The district is encouraging schools to work with their local recreation centers to offer discounts for school employees. It is important that we all strive to be as healthy as we can be, and in doing so we will perform better for the students of Alpine School District.

Flu season is quickly approaching. We are being proactive in working with the Utah County Health Department in preparation for the H1N1 virus. We appreciate our maintenance department and our custodial staffs for keeping our schools clean and sanitized. If students or employees are showing a combination of flu-like symptoms, they should not attend school for at least 24 hours after the symptoms are gone. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting.

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