Tuscarora Elementary School

January 2019

SCHOOL PHONE (304) 267-3565 FAX (304) 264-5059

A Message from the Principal

Dear Parents & Guardians,

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope that everyone had a fantastic holiday season.

I am very eager to make 2019 the best year ever at Tuscarora Elementary. One piece of making it a great year will be to see our students continue to thrive academically. You, as parents, can help to assist with preparing your child, regardless of their grade level, by reviewing math facts and reading with him/her daily. Studies show that just a few minutes of reading and math review each day can have a profound impact on student achievement.

Also, I want to again thank Mrs.Mullenax and our 2nd graders for a fantastic performance during our annual Holiday Concert!

As always, thank you for your continued support of Tuscarora Elementary. I look forward to what the new year will bring!


Dr. Tyler Long, Principal

Calendar of Events

January 1 - New Year's Day - No School

January 4 - Report Cards Issued

January 8 - Bank Day

January 8 - Parent-Teacher Conferences - 6-8pm

January 9 - Class Picture Day

January 16 - IF NEEDED; Snow date for Class Pictures

January 17 - Born Learning Academy 5:30-7pm

January 21 - Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday - No School

January 22 - Bank Day

National Guard

Tuscarora Elementary is welcoming the National Guard to our school. The Guardsman will be at the school on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning for the rest of the school year. As mentioned in the article in the Journal, some of the activities will include going into classrooms to work directly with the students or making presentations, taking small groups to eat lunch with and greeting students the morning when they get off the bus. We are very fortunate to be able to have them at our school.

When Your Child May Return to School After an Illness

The following guidelines are provided to help you determine if your student is ready to return to school after an illness

. • Fever free for the past 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol. A fever is defined as a temperature ≥ 100.5º F.

• No vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.

• After at least 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for bacterial illnesses such as strep throat, pneumonia, etc.

• The child’s appetite and activity level have returned close to normal.

• Cold symptoms that are mild enough so as not to interfere with your child’s ability to participate in the activity of a normal school day or infect other students. Please remember that cold and cough medicines, including cough drops cannot be given to students by school staff without a doctor’s order.

• If your child was sent home with a rash, they may return when the rash is resolved or with a doctor’s note stating they are not contagious.

• If your child’s doctor has prescribed medication that will need to be given during the school day, please remember that an order from the doctor is necessary. Most area physicians have these forms. If not, we would be happy to fax one to their office.

• During your child’s visit to the doctor, please remember to obtain a note so that your child will be medically excused. If you have any questions as to whether your child may return to school after an illness, please feel free to call the school nurse. She/he will be happy to assist you in deciding what is best for your child.

Reviewed and endorsed by Terrence Reidy, M.D., Health Officer, Berkeley County Health Department.