Health CARE

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. ~Siddhartha Gautama

The season of influenza is upon us.  It is during this time that a myriad of students will come and go from our classrooms with various levels of cough, sneezing and full blown flu.  Part of our CARdinal Excellence is taking CARE of our students – even when they are not in our rooms and especially if they are ill.

If you have students who record as HEA on your attendance, consider taking a moment or two to touch base with them.  A phone call or email will go a long way with a parent.  Also, create a folder, or several folders with one designated for each hour, and place handouts, tests or notes into the folders with the names of each student missing.  Then when the student returns, you can just have him go copy the work and cross off his name.  It’s an easy way to keep track of who has accessed the missing work and help stay organized amid the chaos of students who are absent.  As easy as it is to claim the students must be responsible to ask for and make up their work from their absences, it is good to remember they are, after all, kids.  All kids need help and guidance to create good habits.  What an excellent way to show how much you CARE.

Week 21 – A Look Ahead

Tuesday – JEPD in Library (UMKC Site Visit) – bring your next PS and your whiz wheel

Wednesday – BLT at 0700 in Room 106

~Excellence is a journey not a destination.~

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