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Before School Childcare:
YMCA is the (Ferry Pass, Bellview, Woodham, Workman) before school child care provider. To register for these child care services or to request more information contact
Doug Johnson, Child Care Director
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Mr. Taylor's Vocaroo Podcast & Survey
Students: Check out Mr. Taylor's latest podcast full of important announcements about grades, GPA, and Chromebooks. To listen to the podcast, click here.
Also, Mr. Taylor would like your feedback on using Chromebooks in the classroom. All you have to do is click here and login with your account. The survey will only take a couple of minutes.
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Chromebook Contract Video
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Woodham Middle NEWS
A Squirt of Prevention Helps Protect Us All from the Flu
FLUMIST Delivery Schedule Begins
Pensacola, FL: It is FLUMIST time again in Escambia County Schools. Parents should be on the look-out for permission slips tucked into backpacks and listening for a phone call from their child’s principal when their school’s FLUMIST date is a few weeks out. District Health officials are urging parents to strongly consider permitting their children to participate.
The FLUMIST vaccine is delivered with a squirt of preventative medicine into your child’s nose – no needles needed! This is the second year that the vaccine is being made available this way. The permission slip will ask a list of questions that parents should consider carefully because there are situations that would mean your child IS NOT a candidate for this type of vaccine, such as, is your child allergic to eggs, does your child have significant asthma, or does your child have other chronic health conditions. If it is determined that a child should not get the mist version of the vaccine at school, parents will be referred to their family’s healthcare provider, or the local Health Department, to ask for the vaccine in a different form that would be safer for their child.
The FLUMIST Vaccine is available at no out of pocket cost to the students’ parents. Parents are asked to provide insurance information because the insurance companies will help cover the cost of the vaccine. If a family does not have health coverage, the student will still get the vaccine at no cost to the student.
“Last year the FLUMIST program was offered to the school district by Healthy Schools and over 5000 students were vaccinated against the flu using the FLUMIST product,” explained Martha Hanna, ECSD Health Services Coordinator. “It is hard for us to measure the effect this had, but we are confident that it helped save some students from getting the flu, or at least helped reduce the severity of their case. We hope to see even more families sign their children up to participate this year.”
“Getting the flu vaccine, either at school or through a visit to your family health provider is a great idea because it helps avoid the flu spreading through our classrooms and schools, and then into your home.” added Hanna. “The more parents who allow their children to participate the wider this protection can spread, and that benefits our entire community.”
The FLUMIST schedule runs from Nov. 9th to Nov. 19th. Vaccinations will begin on Nov. 9, in the north end of the county with Northview High School, Bratt Elementary School, Ernest Ward Middle School, Molino Park Elementary School and Jim Allen Elementary School. Also, set for Nov. 9 will be Blue Angels Elementary and Navy Point Elementary Schools. Their permission forms should start coming home this week with a return deadline around a week before the vaccination date.
All of the school’s scheduled dates can be found on line at http://escambiaschools.net/health_services.
Schools will arrange a call out and permission slips will go home three weeks before the school’s date and need to be returned quickly, preferably a week prior to the vaccine date. The school needs to know how many children to plan for. There may be extra doses at the school, but those will be limited, so it is best to return the permission form by the deadline set by your child’s school.
The schedule and the permission form can be found on the ECSD Health Services’ web page at: http://escambiaschools.net/health_services.
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All Things Google!
Google Cheat Sheets! Click a topic to learn more:
1. Parenting Coach - Practical Ideas for Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Challenges.
The link below is to a free online database called Parenting Coach - Practical Ideas for Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Challenges. Parents can select a challenge and a grade level and get some ideas on how to positively handle challenging behaviors.
Parenting Coach Link:
2. Online Safety and Digital Citizenship: http://escambiaschools.net/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1411024767857
3. ECSD Responsible Use Guidelines for Technology: http://ecsd-fl.schoolloop.com/file/1377670194342/1289140583901/43781751370156199.pdf
Check Your Grades Online With the FOCUS Student Portal
Students, the FOCUS Student Portal is online! It allows you to view your current grades in all of your classes. Just use the link on the left of our webpage to get to the portal. Once you're there, you will use your student number(lunch number) and six-digit birthdate to log in.
So, if your student number were 884203, and you were born on June 26, 2001, you would use 884203 for your student number, and 062601 for your password.
If you need assistance logging in, please ask one of your teachers for assistance.
Woodham Middle School recognizes the importance of technology in our students’ education and is excited to announce our support of the Connect2Compete program that can make Internet access at home a whole lot easier and more affordable! If your child receives free lunch at school, your family may be able to get fast Internet service at home for just $9.95 a month. Visit www.connect2compete.org/cox or call toll free 1‐855‐222‐3252 to apply.
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