The Eagle Update

Lee-Hamilton Intermediate

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October 3, 2022

Hi Eagle Families!


I cannot believe it is already October! I hope your family had a wonderful weekend and is as excited for this week as we are!


We have several important dates coming up with important information included in the newsletter Picture day (October 5 - Online Ordering Only) and our Spooktacular Night of Reading (October 11 - Costumes Welcome).


A few reminders (shared previously)....


As the weather changes, it is a perfect time to remind Eagles of our expectations at school, which include being responsible, safe, cooperative, kind, and persevering through challenges. This includes keeping hand to self, using only kind words/statements, following adult directions, and putting forth best effort with work. We remind Eagles of these expectations each morning at school and appreciate that our families support this message.


  • Attendance is extremely important. Late arrivals and early dismissals greatly impact attendance. Please make sure your Eagle is at school every day, on time.
  • Early dismissals end at 3:10 P.M. You will be asked to join the car rider line at this time for our afternoon dismissal.
  • If your Eagle needs to be absent, you must send a message to lhattendance@fergflor.org
  • Make sure your Eagle has a book bag and water bottle each day.
  • Students are not able to carry bags/purses around the building. They are left in their classroom, except in the case of restroom needs.
  • Cell phones should never be seen or heard during the school day. If Eagles are using their phone during the day, it could be brought to the office requiring a family member to pick it up from school.
  • Please ensure that clothing is age appropriate and follows the District Student Expectation Code.


Have a great week!

Amanda Eye

Principal

Congratulations to Last Week's Friday's Finest Eagles!

These Eagles were chosen by their teacher for demonstrating the Eagle Way last week! The Eagle Way represents our building expectations that all Eagles will be responsible, safe, cooperative, and kind. Eagles will persevere through challenges.
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School Store Kickoff Video (Runs All Year Long)

A Huge Thank You to All of Our Families Who Have Already Signed Up!!!

Your Eagle brought home a packet of information last Monday to explain our School Store Fundraiser. As you read the directions, you will notice there is nothing for you to buy. We simply ask that you create an account and use it when you shop for your normal purchases online. Lee-Hamilton will receive a percentage of your purchase price, because you shopped through school store. There are some amazing prizes for students to win, including one just for you signing up on the portal.
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Picture Day is This Week! ~ October 5

LEE HAMILTON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Picture Day Is: Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Wagner Portrait Group will be photographing students for portrait packages & school records.

ONLY ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

(Please do not bring checks, cash, or order forms to school as they will no longer be accepted.)


https://bit.ly/3BypnlD

www.WagnerPortraitGroup.com

Online Pre-Order Password: 7F7T4Y2X

Can’t order online or have other questions? We are happy to help! 314-567-5900

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Save the Date for our Spooktacular Night of Reading!

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Standards-Based Learning & Progress Reports

We are continuing to use Standards-Based Learning this year. This allows both teacher and student to focus on a progression of learning and mastery of content. Below is a link to the District's Standards-Based Learning page, the Parent Guide, and an image of a proficiency scale. As a reminder, this means that you will not see letter grades (A,B,C) on progress/report cards, instead you will see standard scores of (1,2,3,4). Please know that these standard scores to not correlate to letter grades. It is normal for students to only be at a 1 or 2 at the beginning of the year with the goal of reaching a 3 by then end of the school year. It is extraordinary for a student to reach a 4, as it indicates mastery of standards beyond their current grade level.
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Orchestra

Our amazing Orchestra is getting into the swing of things. If your Eagle would like to join, please remember to complete this Google Form: https://forms.gle/nCtmR2m3QSznXduW9

Upcoming Events

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Parent Login for Tyler Portal

Make sure Parent is selected.

Lee-Hamilton Family Handbook

Check out our handbook for important information regarding the school day, arrival and dismissal, and much more!
Lee-Hamilton Family Calendar

Includes events for the year. Days, Times, and Format Subject to Change.

Lee-Hamilton School Supply List

If you are having trouble getting your Eagle supplies, please let the office know, so we can support you.

Arrival & Dismissal

Who's My Student's Teacher?

Directions for Finding Your Student's Teacher on Tyler Portal with Pictures. This information could change up to the date of Meet the Teacher.

What Bus Do I Ride?

Directions for Finding Your Eagle's Bus Information on Tyler Portal with Pictures.

The Eagle Way Expectations

We hold our students to the highest of expectations at Lee-Hamilton to help them prepare for success! We expect our students to Be Responsible, Safe, Cooperative, and Kind. We expect them to Persevere through school work and situations that are challenging. Our expectations are included in the matrix linked below for you to review with your student, so they are prepared for a successful school year. We also will spend each morning meeting with your Eagles discussing these expectations and providing them with the strategies and skills to reach them.
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District Tutoring Program ~ Tutor Me

To help support our students the District has purchased a tutoring program, Tutor Me. Below is some general information and directions to access this program while at home. As a building, we are currently exploring options for sending chromebooks home with students to provide access, as needed.
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Hazel Health ~ Student Health Service Available

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When your child is feeling sick, you want to get care quickly. Our student health partner, Hazel Health, provides virtual medical visits for our students. If you haven’t yet, please sign the student health consent form at https://my.hazel.co/fergflor/info today!


How does it work?

Students have access to virtual medical visits right in the school nurse's office. The school nurse will communicate with a student’s parent when the nurse feels a medical visit is warranted. Hazel Health providers can evaluate your child’s symptoms and provide the appropriate type of treatment. If your child is sick at home, parents can also access Hazel Health medical visits from home from 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. on school days. Contact a medical provider from home by clicking here: https://my.hazel.co/fergflor/info

Please note:

  • Parents in participating schools will have the ability to opt-in or out of the program at any time, and no student will participate or be treated unless a parent has given their consent.

  • This service is NOT intended to replace an established relationship with your primary care physician. It is designed to increase access to quality health care for all students, safely keep healthy students in school and occasionally provide convenience - particularly for working parents.

  • Sick children should still stay home from school, but if an issue arises once a student is on campus, Hazel Health is a convenient option for parents who have given their consent.

  • More information can be found on the District website: https://www.fergflor.org/Domain/3256


If you have questions or need any additional information please contact your school nurse or Corliss Christopher, RN, BSN - Nurse Coordinator (cchristopher@fergflor.org or 314-824-2043)


Hazel Health Services Frequently Asked Questions


Students now have access to virtual doctor visits through Hazel Health. A signed consent form is required to access this service. You can sign that form at https://my.hazel.co/fergflor/info


This service is NOT for medical emergencies; if you are experiencing a medical emergency please visit your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.


Why is this service being offered?

  • This service is part of an ongoing effort to give our families options and tools to help keep students healthy, so they can be at school and learning.

  • Instead of having to leave school to see a doctor, students can now see a provider within a few minutes at school from the nurse’s office.

  • In addition, for families that don’t have good access to a doctor, or in cases where wait times to see doctors are long, this service gives families an option.


Who is Hazel Health?

  • Hazel Health is FFSD’s partner. They provide the equipment, medical providers, and training to support our nurses with on-demand telehealth.

  • Hazel Health is an independent, private medical practice focused exclusively on student health and wellness. Hazel Health is not an entity of the school district, local or state government, or national government.


Am I required to use this service?

  • No, this is an optional service and the choice to participate is with families.

    • However, so nurses know which students are consented to receive telehealthcare, we are asking all FFSD families to let us know their preference via the parental consent form here https://my.hazel.co/fergflor/info or we can provide a paper consent form.


How does Hazel Health at School work?

Students have access to virtual medical visits right in the school nurse’s office. The school nurse will communicate with a student’s parent when the nurse feels a medical visit is warranted. Hazel Health providers can evaluate your child’s symptoms and provide the appropriate type of treatment. If your child is sick at home, parents can also access Hazel Health providers from home from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. on school days. Parents will have the ability to opt-in or out of the program at any time, and no student will participate or be treated unless a parent has given their consent.


  • When a student is in school, a nurse or aid can start a virtual doctor visit within minutes -- right from the school nurse’s office. Hazel Health providers will evaluate the student’s symptoms and provide the appropriate treatment along with next steps. The provider will advise if the student can return safely to class, or if additional care is needed.

  • Hazel Health at School is available during school hours, from the first bell to the last bell.


How does Hazel Health at Home work?

  • When at home, families can connect with Hazel Health doctors from any device including mobile. To start a visit, a parent/guardian shares the child’s health concerns at https://my.hazel.co/fergflor/info. A Hazel Health provider will initiate a phone or video visit with the child and the parent/guardian.

  • Messages can be sent to Hazel Health at any time. A response will be provided within one business day. Providers are available for visits, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. (local time).

  • Hazel Health at Home is available over the summer months. Providers are not accessible for visits on major holidays.


Who is eligible to use Hazel Health?

  • Any student, 3 years of age or older, who is currently enrolled in FFSD schools is eligible for Hazel Health services. Children between the ages of 3-5 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on the Hazel Health visit via audio.


How can a student be signed up to use Hazel Health?


Who are the Hazel Health medical providers?

  • Hazel Health medical providers are state-licensed physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


If a student needs a prescription refill, can Hazel Health help?

  • Yes, providers can write prescriptions, if medically appropriate. The parent/guardian will be contacted if a prescription is needed. Hazel Health will order the prescription to be filled at the preferred pharmacy. Families are responsible for the cost of the prescription.


What is the cost to families to use Hazel Health?

  • There is no cost to families for Hazel Health visits this school year. There may be costs associated with prescriptions and any ancillary care outside of the Hazel Health visit.


Who handles insurance processing?

  • Hazel Health handles all insurance processing


What if a student already has a primary care provider?

  • Hazel Health is not a replacement for primary care services. Families are encouraged to establish an active relationship (often referred to as a medical home) with a primary care provider (PCP) for all children.

  • Hazel Health providers encourage families to follow the well visit schedule for primary care check-ups.

  • If a student or family needs help finding a primary care provider in a local area (or needs to be referred to a local provider for additional services), Hazel Health can help. Contact the Hazel Health care team at (314) 648-8826 or via a supplied link.

  • Hazel Health will coordinate with a student’s primary care provider, when applicable, to ensure continuity of care. A copy of the discharge summary will be sent to the primary care provider when the fax number is included on the Hazel Health consent form.

Covid-19 Supports

How to Register for the COVID-19 Vaccine

St. Louis County Department of Public Health has provided information about COVID-19 vaccinations and registration information:In addition, Mercy hospital systems is a venue to sign up for the COVID vaccine. It is similar to the Department of Health sign up and you can opt to receive a notification when you can schedule an appointment.

Phase 1B now includes tiers for prioritization. Read complete details about the Phase 1B Tiers here at MOStopsCOVID.com.

Additional information about vaccine pre-registration and eligibility can be found here.
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Family Supports

Student (& Family) Self-Care is Important!

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CHADS Coalition - Options for Mentoring and Other Family Supports

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Local Libraries Offering WiFi Hotspots to Checkout & Free Online Tutoring

Our local libraries, the Ferguson Municipal Public Library and the St. Louis County Library, are great resources for a variety of activities and supports. Check out the links below for access to resources from our local libraries, including the ability to check out WiFi Hotspots and free online tutoring.

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