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Screenings

If you have received a letter about your child’s screening, please follow the instructions on the paper and return as soon as possible. Keeping our children healthy with vision, hearing, and bone structures is of utmost importance in their academic performance.

Bundle up!

With winter weather approaching, please be sure that your children are wearing warm clothing appropriate for winter. Remember to account for the wind chill factor. For those of you that would like a helping hand, here is a link to local charities: http://www.suntopia.org/lynchburg/va/clothing.php

Be Prepared:

Start now with preparations for the coming winter. The CDC has some very good suggestions on their site https://www.cdc.gov/features/winterweather/  Also try https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather Here are some key points to remember:

Winterize your home:

    • Insulate any areas that are prone to draft

    • Insulate around any water lines that are exposed to any exterior walls

    • Clean out your gutters and repair any roof leaks

    • Have professionals check your chimney and heating system

    • Have a safe alternative heat source if the power goes out

            • Text Box:  Do not use a portable camp/gas stove inside an enclosed area. Do not use a generator inside home or garage. Generators need to be at least 20 feet from windows, doors and vents. Make sure kerosene heaters are in a well vented area and are not left unattended. Do not use an oven to heat a home.

            • Install a CO2 detector/check batteries on all alarms at time                                         change.

                               Winterize your car (and your children’s):

            • Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level; check tire tread or, if necessary, replace tires with all-weather or snow tires.

            • Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.

            • Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.

            • Prepare a winter emergency kit to keep in your car in case you become stranded.

            • Have a mechanic check the exhaust

            • Teach your children winter weather safety and what to do in an emergency



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