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  Issue #14                                           SCPS Newsletter                                       May 10, 2019
Dear SCPS Families,
Walt Griffin, Ed.DSuperintendent
Summer is almost here, and families are already planning many fun water related activities. The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County and Seminole County Public Schools would like to remind everyone to be safe this Summer while participating in recreational water activities. Everyone plays a role in preventing illnesses caused by germs in the water, and injuries, such as drowning.
 
One illness of concern is caused by the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri which is found in fresh water such as lakes, ponds, rivers, creeks, and hot springs. It also can be present in poorly maintained swimming pools and hot tubs. Although uncommon, the infection it causes called Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis, (PAM) is almost always fatal. The infection occurs when water containing the ameba enters the nose and then invades the brain. The amoeba is not found in salt water (ocean or gulf).
 
Symptoms of PAM include headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, and stiff or painful neck occurring within 1 to 14 days from the water activity. Tragically, almost all cases are fatal, but survival may be improved with early recognition and early medical treatment.

DISTRICT HIGHLIGHTS
Summer Adventure Camp
Program fees include lunch and all field trips. Space is limited, so register today.


Summer BreakSpot
Summer BreakSpot provides free nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under during summer break.

Let's Read, Seminole!
Students that log their reading this summer have a chance to win district prizes. Also, the "Big Red Bookmobile" will be making visits.
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SCPS VPK
Registration for Voluntary Pre-K for the 2019-20 school year is available for any child who is 4 years of age on or before September 1, 2019. 
SCPS Congratulates...
SCPS 2020 Teacher of the Year

Sarah Hall
Longwood Elementary School
SCPS 2019 Employee of the Year

Crystal Lynn Haynes
Greenwood Lakes Middle School
Volunteer Opportunities

Is your student in need of Volunteer Hours?
 
If so, the Central Florida Zoo is looking for families in our community to come out and join us for one of two events; an invasive plant removal and a beach cleanup (see below). These events will be happening on different Saturdays through June. This is a family volunteer event, so we are asking a parent to attend and for all participants to be 8 years or older. For more information, click here

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SCPS School Board Members

Tina Calderone,  Ed.D.
Chairman

Karen Almond
Vice Chair

Kristine Kraus
Board Member

Amy Pennock
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The mission of the Seminole County Public Schools is to ensure that all students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be productive citizens.
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Educational Equity - Notice of Nondiscrimination
   
The Educational Equity Administrator for Seminole County Public Schools has the responsibility of assuring compliance with the educational equity requirements by providing technical expertise, monitoring activities or programs related to compliance, and responding to equity complaints. One of the responsibilities is to administer the Educational Equity Complaint/Grievance Procedures as adopted by the School Board.
 
It is the policy of the School Board of Seminole County, Florida, that no employee, student, or applicant shall - on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law - be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination and harassment under any educational programs, activities, or in any employment conditions, policies, or practices conducted by the District. Additionally, the School board of Seminole County provides equal access to public school facilities for the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups as required by 34 C.F.R. 108.6.
 
Every employee, student, or applicant for employment at Seminole County Public Schools has a solemn right to be treated fairly, equally, equitably, and with dignity. If for any reason you - the employee, student, or applicant for employment - find that you have been victimized by acts of discrimination and or harassment, whether intentional or unintentional, you are strongly encouraged to file an Educational Equity Complaint or Grievance with the Educational Equity Administrator, or any county or school-level administrator. All such complaints must be immediately forwarded to the Educational Equity Administrator for dissemination, action, and resolution. Forward to: SCPS Educational Equity Administrator, Seminole County Public Schools, Educational Support Center, 400 E. Lake Mary Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773-7127. (407) 320-0198.  
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