This notice is to share information regarding enterovirus. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (September 8, 2014), non-polio enteroviruses are very common viruses. They cause about 10 to 15 million infections in the United States each year.

Anyone can get infected with non-polio entereoviruses. But infants, children, and teenagers are more likely to get infected and become sick. That’s because they do not yet have immunity (protection) from previous exposures to the viruses.

Below you will find the website from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that provides information about entereoviruses.

http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/about/EV-D68.html

We are being proactive in order to help prevent enterovirus by having students wash their hands often and using disinfectant wipes on desks, door knobs, switches, and anything else that is frequently touched. Enterovirus often exhibits typical cold/flu symptoms but like any respiratory infection can cause more difficulty for those with respiratory conditions. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.

You are cordially invited to the Caroline High School Groundbreaking Ceremony, September 19, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at Caroline High School, 19155 Rogers Clark Blvd, Milford, VA.

Refreshments will be served after the ceremony

Attention: Parents who are looking for ways to support Teachers

A recent study conducted by the National School Supply and Equipment Association found that 99.5 percent of all public school teachers spent some amount of money out of pocket, with the national average (for 2013-2013) coming in at $485 among those surveyed.

Here at Caroline County Schools we recognize the invaluable contribution that teachers make to their students every day – so because of that, we have recommitted our effort to support the “Adopt A Classroom” campaign.

AdoptAClassroom.org is a United States based nonprofit organization created to help teachers purchase supplies for their classrooms by allowing people to donate directly to a teacher.

Here’s how it works – Parents and Community members visit Adoptaclassroom.org
Click on “Find a Classroom”
From there you can search by a teachers first or last name, school name, or even city and state. At this point you can find the class or classes you would like to adopt and you can choose how much you would like your contribution to be. You then provide your credit card information and the donation is complete.

100% of donations made by individual donors go directly to the registered teacher. The teacher can then use those funds to shop online and have the supplies delivered to their school.

This is an excellent way for Caroline Parents to support Caroline Teachers!