Focus on Education

December 2020

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Semi-State And State For Our Brickies!

What a great fall season for our Brickies! First were our Cross-Country runners who showed up like the always do and tore up the course. Six of our Brickies made their way to Semi-State this year: Senior - Bruce Leipart, Junior - Mikayla Fuentes, Junior - Joe Meagher, Freshman - Ella Hornak, Freshman - Adriana Ruiz, and Freshman - Ryan Mattel. Each of these Brickies did a phenomenal job on the course and for a few it was an eye-opening experience with it being their first time. However, we have no doubt that our Juniors and Freshman runners will be back. Each of them work hard both in season and out, which has proven to be the key to their success. Joe conquered a personal record at his first Semi experience, running the most competitive race of the season. As always, Bruce had a very successful season finishing up his high school career. His accomplishments the past four years consisted of #5 in the 5K run, 6 Indiana Invite Titles, 4 time All-Conference, 4 time Regional Qualifier, 4 time Semi-State Qualifier, State Qualifier, and Academic All-State! Truly amazing - can't wait to see what the future holds for you, Bruce, and all of our Brickie Runners! Great Job!


Next up is our Hobart Football Team, which many of you know, made their way to State for the first time in 24 years! This season was nothing short of a challenge with the pandemic going on, by they persevered and showed their true Brickie grit by following the 3 W's and remaining safe and healthy. As expected, their goal was to bring home the State title but fell short to Roncalli. However, they did achieve a lot more than they realize. They had a town that was decorated in purple and gold with young and old lining the streets in support, they had people from all over the country tune in with pride because "Once a Brickie, Always a Brickie", and to top it off they had support from so many surrounding schools who were proud to see this Regional team take it all the way to Lucas Oil. Words of encouragement were being spread far and wide, and the respect our boys displayed on the field was nothing short of a honorable achievement. Their hard work did not go unnoticed and we could not be more proud of them for what they accomplished this season. You can see the support they had from our teachers and students, as well as the newspaper articles for the team at www.hobart.k12.in.us/statebound. Great job to each of you!


#BrickieUp #21Sports1Team

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Marion, Hobart JROTC programs join for special presentation at Semi-State game on Friday, November 20th

*Press Release from Lt. Col Farlow - JROTC Senior Army Instructor at Marion High School*



In the great tradition of high school sports, the Hobart Brickies host the Marion Giants on Friday night for the Class 4A football semi-state championship.


Both schools have a rich tradition of excellence in football, with the Brickies having made it to the state finals 11 times, bringing home four championships. The Giants have attended the finals twice and are looking for an opportunity to bring home their first state championship.


Another great rivalry will also be on display on the field Friday night in Hobart, but barely recognizable. In the spirit of cooperation and professionalism representing the highest traditions of the military, a joint color guard composed of JROTC cadets from both schools will proudly stand in unity of purpose as they present honors to our nation and flag.


And while Friday night is the first time these two schools will face each other on the gridiron, the JROTC programs are no strangers to each other. For a decade now, the cadets from both schools have battled it out on the competition field. Each school seeks to outperform the other. The greatest reflection of their competitive spirit is evident by the fierce but friendly rivalry amongst their Raider teams.


Both the Brickies and the Giants have earned the Indiana State Raider Championship title, in 2019 and 2017, respectively. Both also have won the National Raider Championship title in the small school category in the past two years. ­­


But there is more than just competition.


“Some things transcend football, pandemics, and rivalries,” said retired Lt. Col. Scott Buhmann, the Senior Army Instructor for Hobart’s JROTC program, who came up with the idea of a joint color guard. “Bringing Marion’s and Hobart’s color guards together not only displays a much-needed sense of unity, but provides an example of what can be done when we collectively work together.”


With three color guard members representing each school, the cadets fully understand their purpose on Friday night.


“With a trip to the state championship on the line, this game is an important event for both schools,” Cadet Maj. Alex Nolan, a Hobart senior, said. “Our JROTC programs can rise above our rivalry and work as a team to provide an opening ceremony befitting such a game.”

In addition to Nolan, the other two members of the color guard from Hobart are cadets Lt. Col. Samantha Paterson and Maj. Claire Duca, both seniors. Completing the team from Marion are cadets Lt. Col Kylee O’Neil and 2nd Lt. Kayleina O’Donnell, both seniors, and Sgt. Stephany Miksch, a sophomore.


The color guard is being drilled to perfection for Friday night’s ceremony under the watchful eye of retired 1st Sgt. Leo Marshall, the Army Instructor for Hobart.


“Together, we each are demonstrating our school pride,” O’Neil said. “And together, we honor this game and our country.”


But the intense rivalry will resume in February when O’Neil and Miksch from Marion, and Paterson and Nolan from Hobart, along with their teammates, will face each other again at the Raider National Championship in Molena, Ga. Hobart seeks to defend their national title, while Marion seeks to reclaim it.


“Whenever our two JROTC teams meet, it is commonly understood that a battle royal will ensue,” said retired Lt. Col. David Farlow, the Senior Army Instructor for Marion’s JROTC program. “And yet this Friday night, our cadets will set aside their highly competitive nature and stand shoulder to shoulder as comrades bound by a great purpose, as together they present the national colors. I am sure there is a lesson in there for us all.”


And thus is the great tradition of high school athletics and the Junior ROTC programs.
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Veterans Day at the School City of Hobart

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It was a different year to honor such an incredible day, but the Brickies made sure to make it happen! We are proud to honor our veterans each and every day. Veterans Day is especially an important day to recognize the men, women, and families who sacrifice for our freedom! This year we were not able to open our schools to the many Veterans that we love to honor, but we did not let that stop us. Many students and families sent in pictures HAPPILY showing off their Veteran and we PROUDLY made videos giving them the best honor we could!! It is a privilege on this day and every day to recognize and thank these individuals and their families for the many sacrifices they have made. Thank you for all you have done for our Community, Country, and World. Every day, we thank you!


You can access all of the videos made in honor of our Veterans at www.hobart.k12.in.us/Veterans


A special thank you to the staff members who always put together this event or in this case, the videos. All of these videos were played at the schools for students to participate in and honor those brave men and women. At our High School, you can hear the "Voice of Democracy" winners give their speeches. These students' essays will continue on to the State Competition for a chance at a scholarship! Below you will see some images from the annual dedication at Veterans Park where one of our Middle School "Patriot's Pen" essay winners, Benjamin, read his speech and was honored to be there and a part of such an event.

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Hobart High School Educator, Mr. Schultz, Inducted Into The Society of Innovators!

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The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has announced the 2020 winners of its Innovators Awards.

“Originally launched in 2005, our induction ceremony celebrates the spirit of creativity and ingenuity that lights up the communities throughout Northwest Indiana,” said Sheila Matias, executive director of the Society of Innovators and Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest. “We are thrilled to be able to induct 28 individuals and team members into the Society as members of our class of 2020. Now, more than ever, our region needs these gifted, innovative leaders who are guiding our communities into the future.”

More than 40 finalists were evaluated by this year’s selection committee. The committee examined and analyzed the innovation(s) each nominee is responsible for to guide final decision-making. An innovation needed to provide a new solution, benefit society and create measurable value. To be eligible for induction, innovators must live or work in Northwest Indiana.


See the induction and hear Mr. Schultz's story at the links below! Congratulations!!

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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!

December Parenting Tips

Teen Dating- start discussion early

5 Tips from Positive Parenting Solutions - Teen Dating: 5 Tips for talking to your teen

Positive Parent Solution Newsletter sign up - Free Tips to become the parent you want to be

Tips for parents on managing holiday stress - The holidays can be a stressful time for parents, especially if you're wondering where to get the money to buy holiday gifts.

4 Ways to Make Holidays Better for Kids - Tips for keeping kids happy and able to enjoy the fun. *Family time ranks the highest as a tip!

Self-Care for Families – ideas for families to do together and promote mental health of all family members.

December Wellness Topics

November focused on "Mindfulness for Families, which you can see below the calendar. This month's focus is on Stress Relief (above) and Random Acts of Kindness! See the great "Random Acts of Kindness" calendar below and try to complete the month!
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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.

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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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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 December

Flu - Get your Flu shot! Spread holiday cheer to friends and family this season, not

the flu! 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


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

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 students are eating lunch & getting the nutrients & energy needed to be successful Brickies.
https://youtu.be/HMIaz60RqT8
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Scheduled E-Learning Day for ALL students!

Friday, Dec. 4th, 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.

Winter Break!

Monday, Dec. 21st, 7am to Friday, Jan. 1st 2021 at 3:30pm

School City of Hobart

Enjoy the deserved break and relax while safely celebrating the Holidays! Keep in mind the 3 W's - Wash your hands, Wear your mask, Watch for distance. Enjoy the break and we will see you in 2021!

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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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