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District Announcements

Play Safe Hosts Sports Seminar for Parents

PlaySafe and Dr. Chris Clemow will host a free seminar for parents on sports-related concussions. Learn about the dangers and risks of a concussion and what to do if your child suffers one.  The seminar will be held Monday, November 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the AnMed Health Women’s and Children’s Hospital located at 2000 East Greenville St. Anderson, SC. in the Peggy G. Deane Community Rooms. The Serious Side of Sports will be presented by Dr. Chris Clemow of Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Association. Click here to view informational flyer.
 
A light meal will be served. To register, please call 864.512.6255. 

 


Townville Elementary Awarded $3500 Grant to Combat Childhood Obesity

The Society of Health and Physical Educators- SHAPE America- awarded Townville Elementary as one of 60 elementary and middle schools across the country with a grant from the Voya Run For Something Better school awards program.  Through the Run for Something Better program, Townville students can download unique running lesson plans developed by SHAPE America, as well as, other program materials that will aid in the development of running skills.  As part of Voya’s commitment to education, the program advocates curbing childhood obesity through prevention, teaching students early on about the benefits of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.   For more information visit orangelaces.com 
 


ANDERSON FOUR’S RATINGS REFLECT EXCELLENCE

Superintendent Lee D’Andrea announced the release of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) federal accountability (school and district letter grades) and state test results (PASS and HSAP) showing gains and academic excellence across the board.  Specifically, with higher targets for performance, District Four schools improved their ratings with five A’s and one B demonstrating significantly improved student performance on most state accountability measures.
 “This achievement is evidence of our collective commitment to students’ success,” said Superintendent Dr. Lee D’Andrea.  “It is the result of dedicated work and focus on the part of the students, their families, and our teachers.  The As and Bs indicate we have an outstanding school system; our community can be very proud of this.”  Click here for full press release.
 


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.
S.C. Department of Education Invites Public to Review Instructional Materials
The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina’s public schools. The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 10, 2014, by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

The materials are in the following subject areas: Social Studies, Secondary - Advanced Placement Human Geography and Elementary - Cursive Writing, Grades 3-5.

This year, the South Carolina Department of Education will conduct a virtual public review of the student materials for each recommended program from October 10 through November 10, 2014. Access to the web links for each proposed program and the Public Review Comment Form is available on the web at www.mysctextbooks.com under “What’s New.” State Board of Education members will review citizens’ comments before a final decision is made on adopting the materials.
School Announcements
Red Ribbon Week

October 27-30, 2014

10/27    Wacky Tacky Mismatch Day! – wear tacky/mismatch clothes
10/28   Friends Don’t let Friends Bully or Do Drugs – dress like a friend day.
10/29    Hats off for being Drug Free! -  wear crazy hat
10/30    Hair to be drug-free -  Crazy hair day!   OR/AND   Wear favorite
                              Team jersey. 
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Be a buddy, not a bully!
Our School's Anti-Bullying Rules
  1. We will not bully others.
  2. We will try to help students who are bullied.
  3. We will try to include students who are left out.
  4. If we know that somebody is being bullied, we will tell an adult at school and an adult at home.
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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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The 7 Habits
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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