Octorara Area School District

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    The OASD Health and Wellness Committee is sponsoring a Walking Wednesday Program every Wednesday beginning October 17th through November 21st from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at  the track. Any adult community member is welcome to join wellness committee members for fellowship, fitness, and fun.

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    FAMILY FUN NIGHT!!!

    Hosted by Student Council

    October 25, 2018

    6pm-8pm

    At the Senior High School

    • Come dressed in costume for fun, and safe, activities.
    • Open to all children up through 6th grade.
    • This is a free event but we ask for a donation of a “Can for Candy” (or other non-perishable food item) to be donated to the Octorara Area Food Cupboard.
    • There is also a Trunk or Treat in the parking lot hosted by the Girl Scouts.
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  • Click here for the October 15, 2018 Regular Meeting Agenda

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  • The Octorara Senior High counseling department will be offering a FAFSA Completion Night.  This event is specifically for families of current seniors who plan to attend a post secondary institution next school year.  A flyer on the specific details of the evening will be mailed home in the next two weeks.  The FAFSA Completion Night workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 6 beginning at 6:00 pm in the senior high library. Sign- up information will be posted shortly.

     

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    QPR Training for Parents and Professionals

    A Step by Step Guide for Effective
    Suicide Intervention and Prevention
    Chesco LIFE Parent and Professional Workshop

     
     

    Chesco LIFE is offering a FREE QPR Training for Chesco County parents and professionals. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer-three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide . Just as people who are trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.


    QPR is a nationally recognized, evidence-based suicide prevention training developed by Paul Quinnett, PhD, a clinical psychologist and the founder of the QPR Institute. It is a training for every-day citizens to become "Gatekeepers." Participants need no other clinical training or education.


    Our Presenters: QPR instructors provided by the Chester County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

    When

    Wednesday, October 24, 2018

    9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Where

    West Chester Public Library
    415 N. Church Street West Chester, PA 19380

    Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited!

       

    Register Here!

    You can also register by calling Mabel Gall at 215.429.8383  or by email at chescolife@accessservices.org.

     

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    Comprehensive Planning

    Throughout the past months the administration has been working on revising the Comprehensive Plan for the Octorara Area School District.

     

    The administration invited the Chester County Intermediate Unit to perform a curriculum and technology audit to inform their work on the Comprehensive Plan. Additionally, the administration sent out a survey, listened to focus groups, and did work with teacher leaders to advance their work.

     

    As this work advances, we will keep a link to current draft copies of the Comprehensive Plan and a link to the Chester County Intermediate Unit audit report for easy access.

     

    Click here for the Board and PDE Approved 2018-2021 Comprehensive Plan

    Click here for the Chester County Intermediate Unit Audit Report 

    Click here for the Comprehensive Plan presentation to the Board on 10/9/17

    Click here for the Comprehensive Plan summary, background and Q&A

     

     

     

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    Click here to learn more about how you can be a volunteer one-on-one tutor to help increase reading proficiency in 2nd graders through the Partners In Outreach Program!
     
     
     
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    Chester County Health Department

     

    The Chester County Health Department encourages all health care providers to use summertime as an opportunity to vaccinate school-aged children with all age-appropriate vaccines and administer vaccines required to attend school in PA.

     

    ·         For attendance in all grades, children need tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis; hepatitis B; varicella; MMR; and polio vaccines. One dose of polio vaccine must be given on or after the 4th birthday. Children may be excluded without documentation of these vaccines.

    ·         For attendance in 7th grade, students need Tdap and meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccines on the first day or risk exclusion. Both vaccines may be given at age 11, making the 6th grade physical an opportune time to vaccinate.

    ·         For attendance in 12th grade, students need one dose of MCV4 vaccine given on or after the 16th birthday or risk exclusion.

    ·         The vaccines required for entrance, 7th grade and 12th grade continue to be required in each succeeding school year. Medical or philosophical/religious exemptions are accepted.

    The Chester County Health Department offers all recommended vaccines at no cost to children with Medical Assistance and those who are uninsured or underinsured. A parent or guardian must accompany the child and bring vaccine records.

     

    Privately insured children, including those with CHIP, pay out of pocket for vaccines at the Health Department.  A child’s medical home may be able to bill insurance. Other community providers that can bill insurance may be found here:  https://vaccinefinder.org/

     

    More information about Chester County Health Department immunization clinics may be found at: www.chesco.org/health

     

    More information about vaccines required to attend school in PA may be found at the PA Department of Health website:

    http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Immunizations/School/Pages/default.aspx#.WtoHtNQbOiQ

    Click here for more information on PA School Vaccination Requirements

     

    Keep your child safe online!

    Teach your child to be a responsible Digital Citizen. Your child's digital footprint affects their future. Educate your child about safe, responsible internet and social media use with our video courses.

     

     

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