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.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT!!!
Hosted by Student Council
October 25, 2018
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.
The Future Nurses Club is hosting a Toy Drive!
All toys donated will stay in the Octorara Community! Help support our community by donating a new toy. Toys can be dropped off at any building from October 22 through November 20. Toys will be given to the Octorara Food Bank to help families in need. Help give a child a Christmas they deserve!
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.
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.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
West Chester Public Library
415 N. Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
Light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited!
You can also register by calling Mabel Gall at 215.429.8383 or by email at email@example.com.
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.
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:
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.Click here for the flyer in English.Click here for the flyer in Spanish. Or go to http://www.chipcoverspakids.com/Pages/default.aspxfor more information.
October 30, 2018
November 1, 2018
November 2, 2018
Confident in oneself
Accountable for choices, actions, and attitude
Motivated to set goals and achieve them
Honorable in words and actions
Committed to school and community
Concerned about the rights and feelings of others