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Upcoming Events
10/8/2014
10/9/2014
- Hot Dog Supper
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
- Book Fair Famliy Night
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
10/23/2014
 
District Announcements
Local Options Sales Tax (1 Penny) for Education
On November 4, 2014, voters will have the opportunity to vote for or against a sales tax referendum. The purpose of the referendum is to reduce property tax and debt service and provide school improvement funds. Learn more about this sales tax referendum and how it impacts Anderson School District 4.

 
Healthy Cookouts Kick Off Wellness Program

Green Means Go, Be Active! Campaign has officially kicked off district-wide with healthy cookout celebrations at all our schools.  Students enjoyed a picnic atmosphere complete with the aroma of BBQ chicken, the taste of sweet baked beans, and enough watermelon for second helpings.  Elliott Southard, Principal at Mount Lebanon Elementary, notes, "The healthy cookout was a great way to celebrate not only healthy decisions regarding food choices, but also healthy decisions regarding one's overall lifestyle."  The healthy cookout is the first of many opportunities to make healthy choices featured on our Green Zone Card program.  Students were given the card at the cookout which identifies several fitness and nutritional options where participants can earn hole punches for making healthy choices.  Once all to punches are earned, students and employees alike can submit their card to redeem their prize.  Upcoming Green Zone Card Events include: 10.08.14 -International Walk to School Day and 11.08.14-Townville’s Turkey Trot.


 

 

ASD4 Honored in DC for Fighting Childhood Obesity
(Washington, DC) September 12, 2014– The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recognized La France Elementary, Pendleton Elementary, Townville Elementary, Riverside Middle School and Pendleton High School with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award for transforming their environment into a healthier place. The schools received this award at the Alliance’s 2014 Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on September 13.  Additionally, this summer Dr. Joanne Avery, Deputy Superintendent, was one of 29 school leaders from across the country to be honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for leadership in creating healthier school environments for students and staff. Each year the Alliance selects a handful of its most effective champions to serve as School Ambassadors—motivating and leading students and staff toward healthier school environments and serving as national spokespeople for the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program. “We enthusiastically welcome these hardworking individuals as our School Ambassadors,” said Dr. Howell Wechsler, Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. “The determination and drive they have displayed in their local communities have positioned them on the frontlines of the fight against childhood obesity, and we look forward to supporting them in their new roles as national leaders for children's health.”   click here for complete story

 
School Announcements
The 7 Habits
Book Fair
Our Fall Book Fair dates are: October 3-9.  Make plans to come to the Family Night to shop or if you'd like, you may shop online.  Please visit the Book Fair Webpage by clicking HERE
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Hot Dog Supper! Book Fair! Talent Show!
A great night of fun is planned for October 9, 2014.  Our Hot Dog Supper and Book Fair will be open from 4:30-6:00, followed by our Talent Show at 6:30.  Please plan on eating, shopping and enjoying a night of entertainment!      
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Townville Turkey Trot is Coming Soon!
Make sure you put this family event on your calendar for November 8, 2014.  It will be a great day for everyone!  Click HERE for more information.
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TES Announces Employees of the Year!
Recently, our new Teacher of the Year and Support Person of the Year were announced.  The new Teacher of the Year is Meghan Hollingsworth, and the new Support Person of the Year is Annie Lee.  Mrs. Hollingsworth has been teaching first grade for seven years here.  Her students are always happy and learning and she comes to school with a smile on her face daily.  Mrs. Lee has been the computer lab manager here for four years now.  She helps in any way she can, and does it with a smile and a sweet, loving attitude every time.  The students and staff at Townville Elementary are blessed to have Mrs. Hollingsworth and Mrs. Lee as teachers, friends, and co-workers.  Congratulations to both ladies!  What an acomplishment! 
Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act
The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, recently approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for individuals with unknown life-threatening allergic reactions, or anaphylaxis.
Parents and guardians of students with known allergies should continue to provide epinephrine auto-injectors for their children at school. These students will continue to have Emergency Care Plans (ECPs) and Individual Healthcare Plans (IHPs) developed by the school nurse.
Every school in ASD4 has a full time registered nurse and at least 5 first responders who are trained in recognizing signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis, epinephrine auto-injector administration and follow up procedures in the case of allergic reactions.
See attached for more details. 


Assisting Students With Medications
 
The South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, Nursing and Pharmacy issued a joint advisory opinion, collectively agreeing that school nurses in South Carolina may administer over-the-counter medications in a school setting with parental consent and without a medical order from a licensed healthcare provider. However, if the over-the-counter medication is prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider, or a parent/guardian requests the over-the-counter medication be given differently than standard package instructions indicate, then the over-the-counter medication must be treated like a prescription medication as set forth in S.C. Code Ann. S 40-43-86, requiring both parental AND healthcare provider’s permission to be given at school.
ASD4 has updated our policy to reflect this joint advisory opinion.
All medications, over-the-counter and prescription, MUST be brought to school by a parent or guardian in the original packaging. Per policy, students are not allowed to carry any type of medication during school hours unless the appropriate permission forms have been completed, are on file and have been approved by the school administrator.
See links below for forms.

Permission for School Administration of Medication (OTC) form
Permission for School Administration of Medication (Prescription) form
Self Administration form 1
Self Administration form 2
Self Administartion form 3



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