TCS News to Know
For the Week of March 13, 2023
The cold and flu season is hitting us hard right now at Tekonsha Schools! We know that parents do not want students to miss school, and we appreciate the importance that you place on attendance. In order to help prevent sickness from spreading, please remember that both the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Michigan Department of Education (MDE) state that it is important to stay home when sick and wait at least 24 hours after the individual no longer has a fever without the use of fever-reducing medicine before returning to work or school.
We are asking that all families closely monitor their children and keep them home if they are experiencing any of the following, as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Severely ill: A child that is lethargic or less responsive, has difficulty breathing, or has rapidly spreading rash.
Fever: A child with a temperature of 101°F or greater AND behavior changes or other signs or symptoms (e.g., sore throat, rash, vomiting, or diarrhea). The child should not return until 24 hours of no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications.
Diarrhea: A child has two loose or watery stools. The child should have no loose stools for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Vomiting: A child that has vomited two or more times. The child should have no vomiting episodes for 24 hours prior to returning.
Abdominal pain: A child with abdominal pain that continues for more than two hours, or intermittent pain associated with fever or other symptoms.
Rash: The child with a rash AND has a fever or a change in behavior. Exclude until the rash subsides or until a healthcare provider has determined it is not infectious. Note: Rapidly spreading bruising or small blood spots under the skin need immediate medical attention.
Skin sores: A child with weeping sores on an exposed area that cannot be covered with waterproof dressing.
Certain communicable diseases: Children and staff diagnosed with certain communicable diseases, including COVID-19, may have to be excluded for a certain period of time.
Thank you for helping to keep all of our students healthy and safe! If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building office at 517-767-4121 (ext. 100 for HS/MS and ext. 300 for elementary).
Elementary Leprechaun Traps!
Juniors Visit WMU
State Testing Starts After Break
The school year is flying by and spring is quickly approaching. As directed by the Michigan Department of Education, Tekonsha Community Schools will be participating in standardized testing. It is required for all students in grades 3-11 to participate in assessments regardless if they are attending school in-person or virtually.
How can you help your students do their best?
Ensure that your child arrives at school on time.
Have your child eat a healthy breakfast at home or encourage them to eat the free breakfast provided by school.
Ensure that your child eats a healthy dinner the night before.
Ensure that your child gets a good night’s sleep.
Ensure that your child’s Chromebook is charged and in their backpack.
Talk to them about the importance of testing and gently encourage them to do their best.
Spring Flower Sale
- Succulent Combo (6 pack) - $14.00
- Wave Petunias (6 pack) - $12.50
- Vegetable & Herb (6 pack) - $11.00
- Landscape Flats (36 pack) - $16.50
- 12" Hanging Baskets - $18.50
- 11" Color Bowls - $18.50
All of the flowers must be ordered and paid for by March 24. The expected delivery date for all of the flowers is around Mother's Day. Click on the link below to view the full order form with all of the colors and options. Orders can be made by calling the high school office at 517-767-4121 or by printing the order form and dropping if off at the high school office. Please make all checks payable to the Tekonsha Athletic Boosters.