January Cub Connection 2021
Larry J Macaluso Elementary
Parents, please help us keep ALL students healthy. Check-in with your child every morning before they leave for school!! Please keep your child home if they have any symptoms of illness that may decrease the student’s ability to learn or put them at risk for spreading illness to others.
Please check your child for these symptoms:
- Fever or chills (Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher)
- Sore throat
- Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
For more information, check the Red Lion Area School District Health Services Website or speak to your school nurse.
Even in the winter months, it is important for students to have outdoor recess. Please consider the weather conditions and temperature when assisting your child with clothing for the day. Dressing in layers and wearing winter coats, hats, and gloves are most appropriate on these days. It is determined on a daily basis, but on most days students will have outdoor recess.
Transportation and Inclement Weather
Transportation for the 2020/2021 school year
There are times when we are asked if a new stop can be made. This type of request may take a minimum of two weeks to coordinate and process the information (weather permitting). Such requests would require us to go out and look at a house location to make a better determination if the request can or cannot be done. To help us locate you easier, please ensure your address is clearly posted and no less than 3 inches tall and visible from both directions and not obstructed from trees, shrubs, etc.
Please remind your student(s) of proper bus stop behavior by standing at the stop and not playing games or horsing around and not going onto or disturbing someone else’s property. Also, please remind your student(s) there are several bus rules and one of them is; There is NO food nor drink permitted on the school bus. There is the potential for another student to have an allergic reaction to that item. The newest rule that MUST be followed is to wear your face covering at all times while on the bus and to stay in the seat that has been assigned to you.
Inclement Weather: The new notifications system will follow the districts guidelines that are sent out via Skyward and will also be updated via the districts web page at www.rlasd.net; Twitter: @rlschools and Facebook: Red Lion Area School District. Please ensure your contact information is updated in Skyward. Announcements are no longer affiliated with any radio stations.
Dental Thoughts about Wearing Masks
We all wear masks during these challenging times. They are referred to as our personal protective equipment otherwise known as PPE. As a result of wearing our masks we now have different dental issues such as not drinking enough fluids, cavities, cracked teeth, and clenching. What beverages are you drinking? Is it juices, acid drinks or water with flavoring? Try to avoid the acidic drinks such as fruit juice, coffee and increase your plain water. Bring a water bottle along with you to school to sip water all day, and refill it at least once a day.
Take mask breaks if possible.
Do you chew gum? Read the label, is it sugarless and does it have Xylitol as the first ingredient on the label? If so, plan to chew that type of gum for 5 minutes 5 times a day. The Xylitol can stimulate salivary flow, bring the pH up to 7, and create an environment where specific caries microbes can’t thrive.
As the School Dental Hygienist, I would like everyone to have healthy teeth along with a healthy body!
***If you went to the dentist please return your Family Dental Form to the nurse!
RLASD Amazon Associates Program
The Red Lion Area School District is happy to announce that the free meal program has been extended through June 30, 2021 for all students.
The USDA, on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, extended its Summer Food Service Program through June 30, 2021, to allow schools to continue to provide meals at no cost to all children. The program originally was scheduled to run until December 2020, but was now extended throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.
Calendar of Events
01 - New Year's Day/School Not in Session, Office Closed
04 - Students Return to School
07 - School Board Meeting - 7:00pm
12 - LJM PTO Meeting 6:30 p.m. virtual
14 - Spirit Day - Sparkle and Shine
18 - Holiday - No School for Students
19 - Teacher Processing Day - No School for Students
20 - End of 2nd Marking Period
21 - School Board Meeting - 7:00pm