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Our Mission Statement
The mission of Elk Garden Primary School is to provide a safe, nurturing environment that is conducive to enabling students to successfully complete academic challenges and become responsible life-long learners.
• All children can learn at different times, in different ways, and at different rates regardless of their gender, culture, or socioeconomic background.
• Children are our greatest treasures, deserving of respect, instruction, care, fairness, and protection.
• Through a combined effort of students, parents, teachers, administrators, support personnel, and community, our students will reach their academic potential.
• The classroom must be an environment that is print rich and child-centered, a place where a child feels safe and secure, and a supportive environment where mistakes are allowed and time is given.
• Learning is a lifelong process.
• A safe and caring environment is essential for the learning and well being of all individuals.
• In a whole-child experience – academic, social, and emotional growth are key parts in student success.
From Nurse Mindy
Hello Elk Garden Primary School Community! My name is Nurse Mindy. I have been assigned to take on the role as School Nurse for Elk Garden Primary this year. I have been a nurse for almost 17 years now, 3 of those have been in the School Nursing field at Keyser Primary Middle School. Over the past few months it has been a privilege getting to know all the students and staff here at Elk Garden. I am impressed with the students, staff and facilities that you have here on the mountain. Everyone has been wonderful and I look forward to getting to know everyone even more in the years to come. If you have a health concern with your child and need assistance, or have a question, please feel free to contact me through the school.
STAYING HEALTHY THIS “FLU” SEASON
Influenza, known more commonly as “the flu,” is caused by the Influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). The flu can cause severe illness and life threatening complications in many people.
Recent studies have shown that children younger than 5 years old—even previously healthy children—are more likely than older children to end up in the hospital with serious complications if they get the flu. Complications can include pneumonia (an illness in which the lungs get infected and inflamed), dehydration (when a child is too sick to drink enough fluids and his/her body loses too much water), worsening of long-term medical problems like heart disease or asthma, encephalopathy (a disease of the brain), sinus problems, and ear infections. In rare cases, complications from the flu can lead to death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that all children 6 months to 59 months old get a flu shot. Household contacts of children younger than 5 years old are also recommended to get the flu shot. Children receiving flu vaccine for the first time between the ages of 6 months and 9 years need 2 doses, 4 weeks apart. Flu shots are typically given through March. So if you have not received yours, call your Physician or the Mineral County Health Department at 304-788-1321 to set up an appointment today!
To prevent the flu, always remind children to:
· Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze. Have them throw the tissue away after they use it.
· Wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If water is not near, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
· Remind them to not to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs often spread this way.
· ALSO, Keep yourself and any babies or children in your care away from people who are coughing or sneezing, as much as you can.
Observe children closely for symptoms of respiratory illness. If a child develops a fever (100 degrees°F or higher under the arm, 101°F orally, or 102°F rectally), respiratory symptoms, or are less responsive than normal, contact the child’s doctor. Your child must be kept home from school until they have a consistent temperature under 100 degrees for 24hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Have a Safe and Healthy school year!
School News and Happenings
August 17th - First Day for 200 Day Employees
August 20th - First Day for First through Fourth Grade
Elk Garden Primary School welcomes you to our website. Our students are the future of America. Within the walls of our school may very well be some of the greatest contributors to society that have ever been born. Our entire staff is dedicated to bringing out the very best in each and every one of our students. We believe in them and what they can do.
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