FORESTVILLE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
6321 Hwy 116, Forestville, CA 95436
Phone: 707-887-2279 Fax: 707-887-2185
School Board Vacancy
Applications for the open seat on the Governing Board will be available through November 3, 2014 at the Forestville Union School District Office (6321 Highway 116, Forestville)
Interested parties who live within the boundaries of the Forestville Union School District, and who are registered voters, are welcome to apply for the vacancy by 12:00 p.m. November 3, 2014.
Candidates will be interviewed by the current Governing Board members at a Special Meeting of the Board held on November 6, 2014. Appointment will be made at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for November 13, 2014 during Open Session.
Parties wanting to submit suggested interview questions for the existing Board members to consider for the interviews of the candidates should do so by November 3, 2014.
Inquiries from qualified citizens may be made by calling Phyllis Parisi, Superintendent at 707-887-9767 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There has been a case of pertussis (“whooping cough”) identified at our school. Pertussis can spread through the air when people cough.
If your child is now coughing or begins to cough please:
· *Take him/her to a health care provider and obtain nasal tests for an accurate diagnosis;
· *Take this letter to your health care provider.
Symptomatic children should not attend school or other group activities until they have received proper treatment.
Pertussis often starts like a common cold, then the person begins to cough, and the cough gets worse over 1-2 weeks. Fever is not always present. People with pertussis have coughing spells that may last several seconds. As they catch their breath at the end of each coughing spell, they may loudly gasp (“whoop”) and vomit or choke. Ultimately, pertussis symptoms can last for 6-9 weeks.
Persons at high risk for severe pertussis disease include infants, pregnant women, and people with compromised immune systems or chronic lung disease.
The pertussis vaccine can protect against illness, but the vaccine’s protection wanes after several years. Even if your child has received early childhood vaccinations and Tdap in early adolescence he/she can still develop symptoms of pertussis. Antibiotics can treat illness and prevent the spread of pertussis to others, but needs to be given within 3 weeks of infection to help.
Thank you for your cooperation. Please call if you have any questions.
Diane Hughes & Jackie Bertero
Han habido casos de pertusis (la tos ferina) en nuestra escuela. Pertusis se puede propagar por el aire cuando la gente tose.
Si su niño ya esta tosiendo o comienza a toser por favor:
Niños con síntomas de pertusis no deben asistir la escuela u otras actividades en grupos hasta que han recibido tratamiento correcto.
Pertusis puede empezar como un resfriado común, después la persona comienza a toser, y la tos se empeora en el término de 1-2 semanas. Fiebre está ausente o mínima. Las personas con pertusis tienen tiempos de tos que pueden durar varios segundos. Cuando recobran el aliento, al finalizar el tiempo de tos, pueden hacer un ruido recio al respirar y vomitan o parecen ahogarse. Los síntomas del pertusis pueden durar de 6-9 semanas.
Personas en alto riesgo de enfermedad severo incluyen infantes, mujeres embarazadas, y personas con un sistema inmune comprometido o enfermedad crónica de los pulmones.
La vacuna para pertusis puede proteger contra enfermedad, pero la protección de la vacuna mengua después de varios años. Aunque su niño ha recibido las vacunas de infancia y un Tdap en adolescencia, todavía puede desarrollar síntomas de pertusis. Antibióticos pueden tratar enfermedad y prevenir la transmisión a otros, pero necesitan haber dado en 3 semanas de infección para ayudar.
Gracias para su cooperación.
Diane Hughes & Jackie Bertero
Proclamation of September as Attendance Awareness Month
WHEREAS chronic absence – missing 10 percent or more of school for any reason including excused and unexcused absences, or just two of three days a month – is a proven predictor of academic trouble and dropout rates,
Whereas regular attendance is essential to student achievement and graduation, and we are committed to dedicating our resources and attention to reducing absenteeism rates, with a focus starting as early as kindergarten,
WHEREAS regular attendance contributes to improved third grade reading proficiency, greater high school success and fewer dropouts, thus strengthening our communities and our local economy,
WHEREAS excessive absences exacerbate the achievement gap for students of poverty, since these students are more likely to miss school and to lack the resources to make up for lost academic time,
WHEREAS all students are affected by chronic absenteeism when teachers must spend additional time reviewing for those who missed instruction,
WHEREAS schools and districts must accurately track, calculate and share attendance data so that interventions are provided to students in a timely manner,
WHEREAS efforts to improve struggling schools are strengthened by high rates of regular attendance,
WHEREAS improving attendance and reducing excessive absences takes
commitment, collaboration and tailored approaches to the particular challenges
and strengths in each community,
WHEREAS school attendance can be significantly improved when schools, parents and communities work together to monitor and promote good attendance and address the obstacles that keep children from getting to school,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that as the Superintendent of Forestville Union School District, I proclaim that our schools will stand with the nation in recognizing September as “Attendance Awareness Month.” We hereby commit to improving school attendance and reducing chronic absenteeism to give all children an equitable opportunity to learn, grow and thrive academically, emotional and socially.
Forestville Elementary & Forestville Academy's School Accountability Report Cards (SARC)
are available for the 09/10 school year.
Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC. A similar requirement is also contained in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about each public school. A SARC can be an effective way for a school to report on its progress in achieving goals. The public may also use a SARC to evaluate and compare schools on a variety of indicators.