There will be a Special School Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room at the School Board Office.

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been made aware that many school personnel have questions about what education professionals can do to keep students and adults safe from the Ebola virus. At the current time, there are no cases of Ebola in Virginia. Our national health system has the capacity and expertise to quickly detect and contain this disease and is working with states and school districts to ensure the safety of our students and school employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is our primary source of information on Ebola. Current information may be found at the CDC Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html.

Helpful Resources
United States Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Readiness and Emergency Management of Schools:
http://rems.ed.gov/

Virginia Department of Health, Division of Epidemiology, direct e-mail access to ask Ebola related questions:
Vdh_Epi_Comments@vdh.virginia.gov

Virginia Department of Health Ebola Fact Sheet:
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/news/pdf/Ebola%20FAQ.pdf

The VDOE is working collaboratively with the Virginia Department of Health to provide you with pertinent information appropriate for your staff and parents. Information will be posted under “News and Announcements” on the Health and Medical page of the VDOE Web site: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/health_medical/index.shtml. In addition, school nurse coordinators will be updated as information and guidance become available. Questions should be directed to Tia Campbell, school health specialist, at Tia.Campbell@doe.virginia.gov; telephone (804) 786-8671.

Join our CHS family in participating in the 2014 Celebrate My Drive Campaign! This is a contest in which participants will make a safe driving or safe passenger commitment from Oct. 15-24. We are in desperate need of Driver’s Education vehicles and other materials. Winning this grant will significantly improve our program!

Students, teachers, parents, family and friends please go to www.celebratemydrive.com and register under Caroline High School to commit to drive safely.

Participants age 14+ register under a valid email address once every 24 hours.

This year during the State Fair of Virginia the students in Mr. Gravatt’s agriculture classes as well as the FFA worked diligently to turn an ordinary round bale of hay into a corn combine. The theme of the competition was down on the farm. The students worked very hard and put many long hours of thought and sweat into their blue ribbon winning creation. I am very proud of how the students worked together and how the project turned out. It is the first blue ribbon the students have received at the state fair in quite some time. The round bale combine will also be on display at the Caroline agricultural fair’s fall fun festival on October 25, 2014.

-Hunter Gravatt

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