SCCPTA & SCPS are partnering to collect donations for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Complete details, as well as a suggested donations list, is attached below.
Because the donations list is rather extensive and time is short, I'd like to suggest that you focus your collection on a few items. One of the best donation drives I've seen encouraged children to pick out a box of their favorite cereal to share with another child. It was very concrete and easy for children to understand. Something simple - a can of soup, a roll of paper towels, etc - may also be easier for busy parents.
Thank you for supporting this effort. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The Back to School Bash will be held at the Sanford Civic Center, 401 E Seminole Boulevard, Sanford (FL), 32771 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00am-1:00pm. The bash will offer:
*See the attached flyer for additional information.
**Pre-registration is mandatory. (Required for backpacks & school supplies only) Click on the link for Pre-registration application & release form.
***Pre-registration applications will be accepted at the Community Assistance office, 534 W Lake Mary Blvd. Sanford (Reflections Plaza), starting Monday, July 3rd thru Friday, July 14th between 1:00p.m. - 4:00pm ONLY. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2017
Limited backpacks and supplies will be available the day of the event on a first come, first served basis. Parents need to bring a valid ID and proof of children’s enrollment in a Seminole County Public School grades K-12th. Verification documents include recent report card, class schedule, student ID, printout from Skyward account, or a letter from the school with the child’s name listed.
Dear SCPS Families,
Summer is just around the corner and many of you are already planning 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 Memorial Day weekend and during the summer months to come. Everyone plays a role in preventing illnesses, caused by germs in the water, and injuries, such as drowning.
One of the biggest hidden concerns is the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri, a free-living amoeba that infects the brain and central nervous system that can cause death. The amoeba lives in warm bodies of freshwater lakes, rivers, ponds, hot springs, and poorly maintained, minimally-chlorinated and/or un-chlorinated swimming pools. When in fresh water keep your head above the water, hold your nose shut or use nose clips, do not dive into water, and avoid digging in, or stirring up, the sediment.
If fever, nausea, vomiting, and stiff or painful neck are experienced after recreational water activities seek immediate medical attention. Do not wait! Inform medical staff of any fresh water exposure.
Also, remember to take simple precautions to prevent injury or drowning. Learn how to swim, and teach children how to swim, use life jackets, provide continuous supervision of swimmers, and know CPR. In addition, always prevent unsupervised access to pools.
We hope these simple tips will help you and your family enjoy a Healthy and Safe Summer!
For more information, please visit:
-Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) & the Florida Health Department - Seminole County
The Skin Cancer Foundation grants its Seal of Recommendation to products that meet the Foundation’s specific criteria for effective UV sun protection. The Seal program covers many categories of sun protection, each with its own specific standards. Sunscreen products may be granted the Daily Use or Active Seal. All other sun protection products may be granted the Traditional Seal. Learn More about the Seal of Recommendation.
The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed by and meet the specific criteria of an independent Photobiology Committee. The Seal is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection that is recognized by consumers worldwide. One of the first programs offered by the Foundation, it quickly gained acceptance from consumers for setting the standard for effective sun protection. Sun protective products with the Seal include sunscreen, sunglasses, auto and residential window film and glass, awnings/umbrellas and clothing. The Seal of Recommendation appears on product labels, packaging, clothing hang tags, in-store promotions, catalogs, in print and TV advertising, and online.
Note: Some products that have received the Seal do not have it on their packaging.
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Find out which Seal of Recommendation to look for on different sun protection products. Read More
The Seal of Recommendation program is divided into several categories to better assist you in choosing quality sun protection products.
The Daily Use Seal is used for sunscreens that are intended to protect customers from incidental sun exposure, the kind that occurs over short periods of time and might include walking to and from the car, going to work, and running errands. Examples of Daily Use sunscreens include moisturizers, color cosmetics, foundations, eye creams and lip products. This seal includes a UVA protection requirement.
The Active Seal is used for sunscreens that should protect the wearer from extended sun exposure, such as exposure received outdoors during recreational activities. Examples might include high SPF products, sport sunscreens, zinc oxide/titanium dioxide sticks, and baby products. This seal includes a UVA protection and water resistance requirement.
The Traditional Seal is used for all sun protection products excluding sunscreens. Examples include sunglasses, auto and residential window film and glass, awnings/umbrellas, clothing and laundry products. The testing requirements include a ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 30 or higher for clothing and fabrics, and 99% or greater blockage of ultraviolet A (UVA) UVA and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation for sunglasses and UV films.
Learn How a Product Earns the Seal of Recommendation
Dear SCPS Families,
On Thursday, March 9th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., we (SCPS) will hold a School Safety & Security Town Hall Meeting in conjunction with the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. The event will take place inside the Lyman High School Auditorium located at 865 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, FL 32750.
This is a great opportunity for parents to learn more about the following topics:
Our special guest panel will include:
We hope to see you there!
-Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS)
source: SCPS mass email blast dated 2/28/17
Florida School Crossing Guard(s) of the YearTo acknowledge superior accomplishments by local School Crossing Guards the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) annually recognizes a Florida School Crossing Guard(s) of the Year.
The first Friday in February has been traditionally celebrated as School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. On this special day, selected Crossing Guard(s) exemplifying professionalism and responsibility for the safety of children are recognized.
February 3, 2017 - Florida's School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day!
SCCPTA appreciates our amazing and dedicated school crossing guards. We encourage all of you to show your appreciation as well. Mark you calendar for future appreciation elebrations!
Are YOU connected to the appropriate resources to monitor and receive Severe Weather Alerts? Seminole County Public School's website provided the following information.
Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) encourages all residents to sign-up for Severe Weather Alerts via www.alertseminole.org.