Information from the School Nurse regarding the Enterovirus

October 9th, 2014

This letter is in reference to the EV-D68 infection (enterovirus), which has been recently discussed in the media. Four cases have been recently identified in Philadelphia area.  We are sharing some information with parents to ensure that the community is aware of the facts.

In August 2014, hospital officials in Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois, notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of an increase in severe respiratory illness among children seen in the emergency rooms and admitted to hospitals. Specimens initially tested positive for rhinovirus and enterovirus. The CDC did further testing and identified Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from patients in both hospitals in Kansas City and Chicago.

Enteroviruses are a common source of infection among children. These viruses can cause respiratory illness, fever, rash, and neurological illnesses. Most infected people are asymptomatic or experience only mild forms of these symptoms. The primary symptoms are indicative of respiratory illness. Children with a history of asthma are more likely to experience moderate to severe respiratory symptoms (e.g., wheezing). Transmission of EV-D68 is believed to be through respiratory secretions, nasal mucous, or sputum/saliva. Like the common cold, this virus is likely spread when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or touches surfaces. There is no vaccine or antiviral available for EV-D68 infection, and the only treatment is to take supportive measures.

It is most important is to have in place preventive measures.  This includes staying home from school when sick.   Hand washing is the single best way to prevent the spread of infection.  Other preventative measures include avoidance of close contact with others.

Please do not hesitate to call the Nurse’s Office (ext. 262) with any questions or concerns.

Thursday, October 9:

October 9th, 2014

Attention All Seniors and Juniors: Bucks County Community College will be holding the Pennsylvania Regional College Fair tonight, October 9, at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm in the Gymnasium. Many of the colleges will be represented. A great opportunity for you to talk to a college representative.
Taking the SAT this Saturday? Be sure to bring your registration ticket, photo ID, Number 2 pencil and a calculator with fresh batteries. If you do not have your registration and photo ID, we can not let you take the test! Get a good night’s sleep and don’t forget to eat breakfast. Bring a snack and drink – it’s a long test! Also remember DO NOT take out your cell phone at any time during the test, even on breaks. Better yet, leave it at home. Get to the test center no later than 7:45 am.

Attention sophomores, juniors and seniors. Could you use an extra $1,000? University of the Sciences is sponsoring a business competition. See your counselor or check it out on the guidance Facebook or Twitter.

Interested in comic books, anime, video games, and genre tv and movies? Then come to the comic book club’s meeting after school on Friday in room 308.

To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr. Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

Wednesday, October 8:

October 8th, 2014

Taking the SAT this Saturday? Be sure to bring your registration ticket, photo ID, Number 2 pencil and a calculator with fresh batteries. If you do not have your registration and photo ID, we can not let you take the test! Get a good night’s sleep and don’t forget to eat breakfast. Bring a snack and drink – it’s a long test! Also remember DO NOT take out your cell phone at any time during the test, even on breaks. Better yet, leave it at home. Get to the test center no later than 7:45 am.
Interested in comic books, anime, video games, and genre tv and movies? Then come to the comic book club’s meeting after school on Friday in room 308.
Attention All Seniors and Juniors: Bucks County Community College will be holding the Pennsylvania Regional College Fair on this Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Gymnasium. Many of the colleges will be represented. A great opportunity for you to talk to a college representative.
To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr. Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

RemembeR 5k & Viking Fest

October 7th, 2014

Click the links below to view information about the upcoming Viking Fest/RemembeR 5k event and the RemembeR 5k Registration Form.

RemembeR 5k & Viking Fest Info

RemembeR 5k Registration Form

New Athletic Schedule Links

October 7th, 2014

All varsity, junior varsity and freshmen sport teams now have schedule links found under the “Activities/Sports,” menu. Click on “Athletics,” then choose the seasonal sport link to find which sport schedule you would like to view.

Tuesday, October 7:

October 7th, 2014

Attention All Seniors and Juniors: Bucks County Community College will be holding the Pennsylvania Regional College Fair on this Thursday, October 9 at 6:30pm until 8:30pm in the Gymnasium. Many of the colleges will be represented. A great opportunity for you to talk to a college representative.
To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

Monday, October 6:

October 6th, 2014

To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

Friday, October 3:

October 3rd, 2014

To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

Thursday, October 2:

October 2nd, 2014

To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.

 

Wednesday, October 1:

October 1st, 2014

To anyone who enjoys singing:
our new Choir director, Anne Odland would like you to know that it is not too late to join Choir. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 2:30 to 4:30, but alternate make-up times will be offered for students with some Tuesday conflicts. For more info, stop in the band room and pick up an info page from Sr. Joanne, or just show up. Contact Anne Odland (aodland@archwood.org) with any questions.

Mr Beard is back to tutor any student who needs math help. He will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You must sign out from lunch or study hall before going to see him for help.