Focus on Education

November 2020

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Open House at the Aquatic Center and Veterans Elementary at Mundell

The day could not have been more beautiful and the facilities as well! These projects started as simple brick and mortar, but with the pride of our Brickie students - who were the ones that gave the tours - they are now, proudly, our Hobart High School Aquatic Center and Veterans Elementary School at Mundell.


We are appreciative and thankful to the members of the Hobart community, our School Board, the referenda committees, the city, and the hard working men and women who built these structures which are now icons in the community and Northwest Indiana.


Click the link below to access the newsletter dedicated to these two facilities and all they have to offer!

Red Ribbon Week!

Red Ribbon inspires our students to be brave, happy, and drug free! It is the largest drug-abuse prevention campaign in the nation and has been celebrate by schools since 1985. A lot has changed with the challenges our youth face since this program started, but their mission remains the same: support the nations families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.

Our schools have proudly participated in this campaign for many years, and the students really enjoy it! The younger students participate in themed days where they "rock at being drug free", are "PAWS-itively Drug Free and On Track for a Bright Future", and "Elect to Be Drug Free so I Can Reach My Dreams". They also participate in learning the Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge and acknowledge that they will choose to be drug and bully free. Our older students also have themed days where they "Put a Cap on Drugs" and "Sock it to Drugs" while wearing their hats and crazy socks. They also do fun activities that are geared to their age to help educate on the importance of saying no.

In the end, we hope to educate our students to make the right choice with staying drug free and have the courage to walk away. We want to prepare them to be the best person they can be to succeed in their future. Check out some of our students below who enjoyed and appreciated the importance of Red Ribbon Week and choosing to be Drug Free!

NEW HHS Club "Bring Change 2 Mind" Tulips for Hope Planting

Even though fall and winter are quickly approaching, tulip planting was in full swing. Bring Change 2 Mind (BC2M), our new mental health club here at HHS, started their first project off strong, by planting seeds of hope. BC2M’s mission is to spread mental health awareness and to end the stigma and shame. During the planting project there were all grades levels represented, all mental health backgrounds, and a positive attitude by all. As a club, the students planted 150 tulips to represent hope, to showcase resiliency and to share support with the community. Once our blooms sprout in the spring, we will be having a hope rally to continue the powerful message. Hopefully this is a long standing tradition of support, kindness and unity for HHS students. We encourage any student to join at any time. For more information, contact Mrs. Ganske at hganske@hobart.k12.in.us
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HHS Co-Founders of Trifecta Sports Featured in Podcast!

Podcasts, the ever growing area of technology and future where you can literally listen to any subject that you can think of. They are something that many people listen to on a daily basis and wonder "How did we not have this before?" It almost takes you back to the years when T.V.'s didn't exist and radios were the tool to gather information and learn more about the happenings of the world. Only now you can listen to them anytime, anywhere, on several different devices.


What makes this particular podcast series so exceptional is that it is with our Innovate WithIN 2019 State Runner-ups, Will Hall and Jerry Fuller, who are the co-founders of Trifecta Sports. Their mission is to make high school football safer. They developed an innovation directed towards contact sports, more specifically football, where the goal is to make the helmet not only safer but more comfortable than what is found on the market today.


In this three part series hosted by "Unprofessional Engineering", Trifecta Sports Solutions talk about what concussions are, the leading causes, symptoms, various ways to evaluate and classify them, and what they are doing to help reduce the number of concussions across the board. Anyone that knows contact sports know that concussions on one of the main injuries on the field. Hear what they have to say in this series by clicking the link bar below!


Amazing job, Will and Jerry! Proud of the work you have done and continue to do with the Trifecta Sports Company.

Brickies Run All The Way To Semi-State!

On Saturday morning, October 24th, 6 Brickies competed in the IHSAA SEMI-STATE for Cross Country hosted by New Prairie High School. For the Ladies, it was a trio of talent making their rookie appearance at Semistate ... junior Mikayla Fuentes and freshmen teammates Ella Hornak & Adriana Arauz. On the boys side, senior Bruce Leipart was making his 4th CONSECUTIVE appearance joined by the dynamic duo of junior Joe Meagher & freshman Ryan Mattel, who were there for the first time! To advance to next week's STATE FINALS at LaVerne Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, they would need to place among the top 10 individuals not competing for an advancing team.


Girls

It was cold on Saturday morning, but the Lady Brickies were primed and ready to compete against the very best runners in northern Indiana! With 20 teams and 40 individual qualifiers competing, the field of 180 runners was STACKED, which made for an EXCITING race from start to finish! Hornak, who placed 2nd at the Hebron Sectional and 5th at last week's Crown Point Regional with back-to-back PRs, joined Fuentes and Arauz on a mission to make it to Terre Haute! They were as cool as the other side of the pillow and ran like a CHAMPIONS, but unfortunately slipped a little off the pace and couldn't quite race their way back into contention on the state's second largest stage. The top 10 individuals who qualified for state were all situated in the top 15 overall finishers ... which is incredible ... and made it very tough to advance. Hornak placed 68th overall as the first Lady Brickie into the chute ... Fuentes (140th) and Arauz (143rd) ran well also and finished near each other like they had all year!


All three of these young ladies were FANTASTIC representatives of Brickie XC on Saturday and all season long! The experience gained this fall will no doubt help motivate them to get back to this stage again next year ... hopefully with the rest of their teammates in tow ... with a little different mindset that could help them make it all the way down to Terre Haute!


We are SO PROUD of Ella, Mikayla, and Adriana ... and all of the Lady Brickies ... for making such an incredible run this fall through the IHSAA post-season! CONGRATULATIONS on a TERRIFIC season ladies!!


Boys

Leipart, Mattel, and Meagher stepped up to the start line on Saturday with 177 other competitors sharing the same goals ... PR and advance! Through the first mile, the Brickies were in GREAT position within the pack of runners laying it on the line for a shot at state! The second mile that includes a sandy trail through the woods and "Agony Hill" pushed our boys back a bit further into the pack. In spite of running their hearts out over the last mile, it was just too much to overcome against the best runners in our corner of the state. For the boys, the top 10 individuals qualifying for state all placed in the first 17 finishers - WOW!


Leipart finished 61st overall in his last XC race for the Brickies. A 4-time semi-state qualifier, 4-time all-conference runner, and state qualifier a year ago, BRUCE ALMIGHTY has been an impact runner his entire career and SO much fun to watch compete! CONGRATULATIONS on such a GREAT CAREER in purple & gold Bruce ... WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!! Fortunately, we get to see Bruce represent H-town a few more times this spring on the track!


Mattel (86th) & Meagher (99th) both proved they belonged on this stage ... and this experience should be both satisfying and motivating for them as the 2020 season comes to a close and we begin thinking about 2021! GREAT JOB GUYS!

Veterans Day at the School City of Hobart

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College And Career Readiness at SCOH!

Click the title above to find ALL the information you need to help your student prepare for their future in the best way possible! Whether they are getting certified or working towards a degree, the School City of Hobart is here to help.

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Student Accomplishments With Hobart University!

Hobart University is still relatively new, but thanks to our Superintendent, Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, and partnership with Ivy Tech, our Brickies are accomplishing more than they could ever imagine while in high school... and it is all for free!


During the 2018-2019 school year we had 727 students achieving college credits. We offered 72 courses that were taught by 36 educators, earning our Brickies a total of 6,222 college credits and a savings of $874,946 in tuition!


Last year, during the 2019-2020 school year we had an amazing 829 students achieve college credits while offering 96 courses taught by 49 educators. This earned our Brickies 7,704 college credits while saving an astonishing $1,152,233.20 in tuition!


Over all in the past two years, with the implementation of Hobart University, our Brickies have earned 13,926 college credits while achieving their high school degree and saved over TWO MILLION dollars in tuition! Students gain experience and skills in their field of interest, with some even leaving high school with an Associate degree and all graduating knowing they have the tools, knowledge, and confidence to succeed.


So what are you waiting for? Learn more about Hobart University at www.hobart.k12.in.us/HU

Learn More Indiana Magazines: Indiana's Guide To Student Success

No matter what your life plans or goals are, education is the one thing that can give you the power to accomplish whatever you set out to do. Learn More Indiana is a complete resource standing behind you, dedicated to helping you accomplish your education the way you want and following your dreams as closely as possible. Get started down your own path, and define your future.


Learn More Indiana publishes Learn More magazines for every age level, from kindergarten to adults, designed to help students take the right steps to prepare for and succeed in college. Magazines are available for downloading and can be viewed by clicking the link below or on our website at www.hobart.k12.in.us/ccr along with other helpful information!

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HHS's "Careers In The Trades" Newsletter!

Did you know...


That every month a new "Careers In The Trades" newsletter is created? Click on the Smore newsletter below to see career opportunities available right now for our Brickies! Take advantage of experiences that are offered to you and continue to grow into a successful Brickie!


So what?

It's more important than ever for you to make sure you have options for what skills you develop and what credentials you earn so that you are marketable.


What will it take for you to be successful?

The successful worker is one who is up-to-date on trends in their industry and who is always learning and refining skills and abilities.


What can you do now to prepare for the future?

By taking dual credit classes while in high school and working to earn a certificate, technical certificate, or associate degree - you can save a lot of time and money while working towards finding and keeping your dream job. Talk to your counselor and see what HU can do for you!

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NEW Requirements for High School Graduates

Check out this link for ALL the information you need to help your student succeed! Plus there is a fun mini-movie that will help explain the new requirements.

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Porter County Career and Technical Education (CTE) / Vocational Opportunities Through HU!

Did you know????

You’ve heard about Hobart University… but did you know that Hobart University includes vocational trades?


High school students attended presentations by our Ivy Tech and Porter County Career Center partners. During these presentations, they have learned about opportunities to earn college credit AND/OR earn technical certifications that they can use immediately after completing high school.


Did you know about our Energy program? It’s actually Ivy Tech’s Energy program, and it is in partnership with NIPSCO and it begins right here at Hobart High School. Students who start this program in 10th grade will complete it by the end of 12th grade and are guaranteed an interview with NIPSCO. Jobs in this field are moving toward renewable energy, so it’s not “just” about power lines, although if students are interested in that part, we have that too! Ask your kids about the salary. I am certain they will remember it.


We also offer a Medical Assistant program that prepares students to work in the field as a Medical Assistant at the end of the summer after their senior year.


What else do we have through our great partnerships? Diesel, automotive, robotics, cosmetology, just to name a few.


Does your child want to enter the workforce immediately after completing high school? No problem. Interested in the trades? We have direct links to local unions and can assist your child in whichever way he/she wants to go. The possibilities are endless and we talk to your kids about all of them.


Students in grades 9-11 have also participated in the Taste of HU, which is a “fair” highlighting all of the dual credit and technical certification opportunities that we have.


Whether students want to start a career immediately after completing high school or attend a post-secondary school, we can help them with a head start.

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  • Start by visiting Indiana Career Explorer
  • Compare the estimated net price of attendance at Indiana colleges through Indiana College Costs
  • Learn about career interest inventories and education requirements for different careers and more at Learn More Indiana.
  • Check out Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs for the most recent in-demand careers and wages in the state!
  • O*NET® Career Exploration Tools - Self-directed career exploration/assessment tools to help you consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The tools are also designed for use by students who are exploring the school-to-work transition.
  • Go to My skills. My future looks at the jobs you have held in the past to determine some similar positions for you in the future. It also allows you to learn more about those recommended careers.
  • Skills Profiler - Use the Skills Profiler to create a list of your skills and match them to jobs that use those skills
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Brain Breaks Kids Will Love

Quick, easy activities to help kids re-energize, refocus and give their brains a boost.

GoNoodle!

GoNoodle® engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Benefits of Mindfulness For Kids

Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness for kids may include:

1. Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion.

2. Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being.

3. Decreased levels of stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior.


Your children will participate in mindful practices focusing in on learning about the science of the brain, breathing and movement. Our goal is to teach your children how to successfully manage emotions, identify & discuss emotions, feel and show empathy to others and build positive relationships as well as make responsible decisions. The SEL tools that students will learn can be applied at home and taken with them to use throughout life. Our SCOH staff has been learning about the science of the brain for a number of years. We’re looking forward to putting plans in place at each level. Students will participate in Mindful Mondays and/or Wellness Wednesdays during Power Hour at HHS, Homeroom at HMS and morning meeting at the elementary level.


Resources for families is located on the School City of Hobart’s website under the title Academics and Social Emotional Learning.
Click here to access the page: Social Emotional Resources for Parents and Families

A Mindfulness Practice For Families

This is an informal mindfulness practice that you can do with your family. It’s the basis of most compassion and empathy training. You can do this practice on birthdays, or when other opportunities to make wishes come around. You can also use this practice to wind down before bed.


  1. To begin, find a comfortable sitting position. You can even place a hand on the heart. Allow your eyes to close or lower your gaze toward the floor.
  2. Bring to mind someone who you really respect and look up to, and who really loves you in return. Notice how you feel as you bring this person to mind.
  3. Make a kind wish and send it their way. What would make them happy?
  4. Next, bring to mind someone else you love and care about: A family member, a friend, a beloved colleague. Just bring this person to mind, sending this person a kind wish.
  5. We’ll move from here to a more neutral person. Perhaps someone you don’t know very well: A parent you see occasionally in the pick-up line, a person who delivers your mail, or makes your coffee in the morning. Just bring this person to mind and imagine yourself sending them some kind of kind wish.
  6. Lastly, bring to mind someone who has frustrated you lately, someone who is a little difficult. Send this last person a kind wish—something nice for them in their life.
  7. Check in with your mind and body as you conclude this practice. Allow your eyes to open if they’ve been closed. Notice if there’s any shift.

The point of is: We don’t have to be perfectly loving beings at all times. We don’t have the psychological, financial, or genetic resources to literally treat everyone as we treat our own child—let alone treat our own child as we’d always like to. Instead, we strive to do our best and aim for that middle path: loving, caring, and acts of kindness. Because compassion, and even self-compassion, runs in families. I encourage you to find ways to practice compassion. What you do now will make a difference for future generations.

November SEL Tips For Parents

Social Emotional Review and What’s Next in November

October was spent reviewing the parts of the brain, executive functioning of the brain and adaptability. The lessons are geared for elementary, middle and high school. The lesson focus has been on Self-Awareness which focuses on feelings, regulation of emotions with breathing and movement.
*IDOE SEL Competencies



Here are a few of the resources we discussed this past month such as the "Executive Function" for our MS/HS students which means that we can plan, organize, and complete tasks. As we can break the task into smaller steps as well being able to pay attention. Additional resources are below, simply click on the title to access. As we need help in these areas, we can break the task into smaller steps as well as being able to pay attention.

November's Focus

Lessons will focus on the employability words of Self-Discipline, Confidence and Ambition.
The specific Social Emotional Learning will center around feel proud of the accomplishments, struggles and hard work throughout the first 9 weeks. This will provide discussion of goal setting, perseverance, compassion for self and others as we move through the semester. Lessons will continually have a review of emotions and practices to regulate. We’ll continue to practice to build skills that we can use in the present and in the future. We’ll work through building this ability by looking at our strengths, areas that we are grateful for and how we can offer thanksgiving with our family and others.



Parent Practice
Tips and Tactics to Support You and Your Family
The Surprise Side Benefit of Regulating Your Own Emotions


Practice of Gratitude –

https://www.mindful.org/four-ways-to-foster-gratitude-in-children/

How to help your child find calm – Mindful.org


Wellness Calendar which is located at the link below!

Wellness Calendar - "Hobart is Living Healthy"

This calendar outlines daily practice of wellness that include movement, grateful journaling, and mindfulness throughout the month.

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Make Sure To Self-Screen Every Day Before Coming To School

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Practice Your 3 W's Everywhere You Go!

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Complete and File Your Athletic Forms Online!

HMS & HHS have partnered with FinalForms to offer an online program for parents and students to complete and file athletic forms electronically. Registration is now open - submit yours today!

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FREE Mobile Program To Help Young Individuals Quit Vaping

Indiana teens are more likely to use vaping devices than cigarettes. The increase in vaping among youth is rising at such an alarming rate that the U.S. Surgeon General is calling it an epidemic that “demands action to protect the lives of young people.” The age for cigarette purchases has risen to 21, but this won't help those that are already addicted. Furthermore, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has been investigating vaping-related severe lung injuries since early August and have already reported 5 deaths caused by vaping. The number of vaping-related lung injuries continues to rise steadily in Indiana and nationwide. Vaping is the only common factor in these injuries to date. Most individuals have reported vaping THC, the ingredient in marijuana, or other substances, but it’s unknown what specific products, brand or substance is causing these injuries. More information is being learned as new cases are investigated and data analyzed.

In Indiana, the use of e-cigarettes and vaping among youth has risen more than 350 percent among high school and middle school students since 2012.


So what to do? Sign up with Truth Initiative's "This Is Quitting" program which is the first-of-its-kind program to help young people quit vaping, This is Quitting gives youth and young adults the motivation and support they need to ditch JUUL and other e-cigarettes. It is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping. The first-of-its-kind text messaging program incorporates messages from other young people like them who have attempted to, or successfully quit, e-cigarettes. Our messages show the real side of quitting, both the good and the bad, to help young people feel motivated, inspired and supported throughout their quitting process. We also send young people evidence-based tips and strategies to quit and stay quit. This is Quitting is tailored based on age (within 13 to 24 years old) and product usage to give teens and young adults appropriate recommendations about quitting.


To enroll in This is Quitting, teens and young adults text DITCHJUUL to 88709. The first messages they receive will ask for their age and product usage so that they are able to receive relevant messages. Users receive one age-appropriate message per day tailored to their enrollment date or quit date, which can be set and reset via text message.

Those who are not ready to quit receive at least four weeks of messages focused on building skills and confidence. Users with a quit date receive one week of messages prior to that date and at least eight weeks of messages after their quit date. Throughout the program, users can text COPE, STRESS, SLIP or MORE to receive instant support. Upon completion of the program, users receive periodic text messages from truth® and may continue to use supportive keywords for as long as they like.

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Nurse's Corner for November

Flu - Don’t Waste Fall By Being Sick. Get A Flu Shot! It’s Super Quick.

Handwashing is so important! Don’t forget to get your flu shot and stay protected. Contact your healthcare provider or make an appointment at our Brickie Clinic 219-945-9383


Sick students-

PLEASE KEEP ALL SICK OR SUSPECTED SICK STUDENTS HOME FROM SCHOOL. PLEASE MARK THEM OFF IN SKYWARD. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: fever greater than 100.4 degrees, CHILLS, SORE THROAT, COUGH (especially new onset, uncontrolled cough), DIARRHEA, VOMITING, HEADACHE (particularly new onset of severe headache, especially with a fever) , NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL, MUSCLE OR BODY ACHES OR FATIGUE, CONGESTION OR RUNNY NOSE, SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING. If you are unsure, please call your healthcare provider or school nurse for advice. Please do not send your student to school and instruct them to go directly to the nurse before the school day begins. Again, if you have any questions or concerns please contact your school nurse. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.hobart.k12.in.us/protectbrickies


SKYWARD INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS

ABSENT REQUESTS IN SKYWARD FOR PARENT/GUARDIANS- SEE VIDEO BELOW

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UVUSq5USyAh-AwDoDXVhZl-nP83REUqB/view?usp=sharing


COVID-19 INFORMATION- SYMPTOMS/SICK AND RETURN SCHOOL POLICY

Notify your school immediately of COVID-19 symptoms or any exposure to a COVID-19 positive test: nurse@hobart.k12.in.us


COVID-19: When a student, faculty, or staff member can return to school (Indiana Department of Health) Updated 8.25.20


Indiana COVID-19 Testing Sites - Added July 18, 2020

Click Here to access the Indiana State Department of Health's Indiana COVID-19 Testing Sites

Note: For each testing site, the following information is provided: Location, Scheduling Options, Hours, Requirements to be Tested, Payment Options, Phone Number, Days/Hours of Operation, Format of Testing Reporting.

Current Testing Sites in Lake County (As of July 18, 2020):

  • Methodist Hospital-Southlake Campus - 8701 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410

  • Family Urgent Care - 1217 US HWY 41, Schererville, IN 46375

  • Methodist Hospitals-Northlake Campus - 600 Grant St, Gary, IN 46402

  • NW Indiana ER & Hospital - 7904 Cabela Dr, Hammond, IN 46324

  • Physicians Urgent Care Indianapolis - 10343 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN 46322

  • HealthLinc Community Health Center - 1313 W Chicago Ave, East Chicago, IN 46312

  • ISDH Drive-Thru at Ivy Tech CC - 410 E Columbus Dr, East Chicago, IN 46312

  • ISDH Drive-Thru at Oliver P. Morton High School - 6915 Grand Ave, Hammond, IN 46323

COVID-19: When to Isolate (ISDH Resources) - Added 8/12/2020

COVID-19: When to Quarantine (ISDH resource) - Added 8/12/2020



Don’t Touch Your Face

To help prevent infections, keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth. WHY? Touching the mucous membranes on your face with your dirty hands allows germs that cause respiratory infections to enter the body.


Why Is Not Touching Your Face SO Important?

It is estimated that people touch their faces about 23 times per hour! Respiratory infections can be caused by many different bacterial, viruses, and other disease-causing germs. When you touch your face with dirty, unwashed hands, germs can take up residence in your mucous membranes which can lead to an infection.


How Are Respiratory Infections Spread?

Respiratory infections, like pneumonia or the flu, can spread through droplets in the air when a sick person coughs, sneezes, or talks near you. Respiratory infections can also be spread by direct contact with bacteria, viruses, and other disease- causing germs. When we touch people who are sick, or touch dirty surfaces, we contaminate our hands with germs. We can then infect ourselves with those germs by touching our face.


How Can I Protect Myself From Respiratory Infections?

There are several ways that you can protect yourself from getting a respiratory infection:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Never touch your face with dirty hands.

  • Wash your hands frequently. Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations.

  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands if soap and water are not available.

  • Get a flu shot every year. Encourage your family and friends to get a flu shot too!

  • Ask your healthcare provider if the pneumonia vaccine is right for you.

  • Avoid being close to people who are coughing and sneezing often.

Handwashing

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.


How Germs Spread

Washing hands can keep you healthy and prevent the spread of respiratory and diarrheal infections from one person to the next. Germs can spread from other people or surfaces when you:

  • Touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Prepare or eat food and drinks with unwashed hands

  • Touch a contaminated surface or objects

  • Blow your nose, cough, or sneeze into hands and then touch other people’s hands or common objects

Key Times to Wash Hands

You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:

  • Before, during, and after preparing food

  • Before eating food

  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea

  • Before and after treating a cut or wound

  • After using the toilet

  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet

  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste

  • After handling pet food or pet treats

  • After touching garbage

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, you should also wash your hands

  • After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may have been frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, gas pumps, shopping carts, or electronic cash registers/screens, etc.

  • Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies.

Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospital


Follow these five steps every time.

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Why? Read the science behind the recommendations.

Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water


You can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.

Sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in many situations. However,

  • Sanitizers do not get rid of all types of germs.

  • Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy.

  • Hand sanitizers might not remove harmful chemicals from hands like pesticides and heavy metals.

Caution! Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning if more than a couple of mouthfuls are swallowed. Keep it out of reach of young children and supervise their use.

How to use hand sanitizer

  • Apply the gel product to the palm of one hand (read the label to learn the correct amount).

  • Rub your hands together.

  • Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds

CDC’s Handwashing Campaign: Life is Better with Clean Hands

CDC’s Life is Better with Clean Hands campaign encourages adults to make handwashing part of their everyday life and encourages parents to wash their hands to set a good example for their kids. Visit the Life is Better with Clean Hands campaign page to download resources to help promote handwashing in your community.

For more information on handwashing, visit CDC’s Handwashing website or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.


Vaccinations- All students SHOULD be up to date on their vaccinations. Indiana state law requires you to have up to date immunizations. If you have any questions or concerns about the new school year 2020-21 requirements, please contact your school nurse.


Health Conditions - If your student has a specific health condition or needs special care during the school day such as medication, treatments, or monitoring, please inform your school nurse and provide your nurse with a care plan. Individual health care plans help keep your student safe and healthy.

Head Lice - It’s that time of year where our students break out their coats, scarves and hats. Please encourage your child not to share such items as hats, scarves, brushes or any personal items. Lice is not a danger to your child’s health, it is simply an annoying problem that comes around this time of year, so no need to panic. Please know that anyone and everyone can get lice. Getting lice has nothing to do with you being clean or dirty, it only has to do with the fact that you are human. It is very important to check your family for lice this time of year regularly. If you find any live lice or eggs, it is absolutely necessary to treat each “infected” person, but more importantly, you must notify the school so that we can effectively and confidentialy assist you with monitoring. The school nurse can assist you with proper treatment options as well as identify and demonstrate for you what to do.


CLOTHING - Please make sure your student has an extra change of clothing in his/her backpack incase needed for unseen circumstances that may arise during the school day.


If you have any questions, please call your school nurse or visit our school web page at http://www.hobart.k12.in.us for more information on student health, school forms, and other helpful links

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Help ALL Brickies Get A Lunch!

Help Hobart High School students who don't always have the means to eat a lunch by donating to the "Brickie Lunch Box"! This program will help ensure all student's are eating lunch & getting the nutrients & energy needed to be a successful Brickie.
https://youtu.be/HMIaz60RqT8
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Scheduled E-Learning Day for ALL students!

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 7:30am

School City of Hobart, Hobart, IN, USA

Hobart, IN

To assist our teachers with curriculum prep for this school year we have added 6 E-Learning days that ALL students will participate in. They will log in to their computer during regular school hours and complete the assignments that are presented to them in Canvas. Teachers will not be doing any live teaching.

FAFSA Completion Event for High School Seniors

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 8am-7pm

2211 East 10th Street

Hobart, IN

Students and parents looking for help completing the FAFSA are encouraged to attend this workshop. INvestED Team Members will be at Hobart High School to help families complete the FAFSA on the Web or answer any questions the family may have. Please bring your 2019 taxes and copies of your social security numbers for both you and your student.


Two times are available: 8am - 11am OR 4pm - 7pm
Please Register for a Time Slot at: www.hobart.k12.in.us/FAFSA

Attendees:

  • Please follow the 3W's: Wash your hands, Wear a mask, Watch your distance
  • You must self-screen before coming and have no symptoms
  • We also ask that you please bring your student's Chromebook or a laptop
  • Please do not attend in-person if any household members have recently tested positive or are quarantined.

Thanksgiving Break!

Wednesday, Nov. 25th, 7am to Friday, Nov. 27th, 3:30am

School City of Hobart

The School City of Hobart will be on Thanksgiving Break from November 25th - November 27th! Enjoy this time safely with family. We will see everyone back on Monday, November 30th!

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Published by:

Dr. Peggy Buffington and Sarah Ramos

The School City of Hobart does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or disability, including limited English proficiency.


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