Dear (Estimado) South San Francisco Unified School District Parents (Padres):
Measles has been confirmed in 59 California residents since late December 2014. Measles is a serious illness that is caused by a virus. Symptoms begin with fever, red and watery eyes, runny nose, cough, and fatigue. White spots may be noted in the mouth. In 3-7 days, a blotchy red rash begins on the face and neck and spreads over the entire body.
Measles is very contagious. It is spread by contact with mucus from the nose or saliva. It can be spread by coughing and sneezing, kissing on the lips and sharing food, eating utensils and mouthed toys. It is also spread by touching your hands to your nose and mouth, reusing tissues, and forgetting to wash you hands after blowing noses.
Measles is contagious from 5 days before until 4 days after the start of the rash. After exposure to measles, it can take 1-2 weeks for the person to develop the illness.
There is no specific treatment other than rest, nutrition, and plenty of liquids to drink. Children who are uncomfortable with fever may be given acetaminophen. In most cases, the person gets better within 2 weeks. Infants, unvaccinated children, and adults, people with immune problems, and pregnant women should consult their health provider immediately. If they have been recently exposed to measles but have not yet gotten sick, they may be given the measles vaccine (within 72 hours).
A child with measles should stay home until 6 days after the rash has appeared and the child feels well enough to participate in school activities.
You are cordially invited to attend Math & Science Night
Thursday February 5th 6:00pm to 8:00pm In Panther Hall
Hands on fun for the whole family while exploring
Careers in Math & Science
(extra credit will be offered to students who complete a FMSN Passport)
Food and Snacks will be sold.
Gum Policy Effective 11/1/2014
School Site Council voted to amend:
Under Parkway Heights Middle School general rules item #11 –
Re: “No gum chewing allowed anywhere on school grounds”
Consequences will now be included:
- 1st infraction = warning
- 2nd infraction = 2nd warning
- 3rd infraction = clean up
- 4th infraction and beyond = school consequence such as multiple days of clean up, after-school detention and/or Saturday School. Depending on the frequency of the defiant act.
- Multiple infractions can be given in one day.
- Infraction list resets every quarter.
Uniform Policy Effective immediately
School site council voted to amend:
Under Parkway Heights Middle School Uniform Policy
Re: “Pants” will now read as follows
Pants: Khaki or Black pants must be worn daily. Black jeans not permitted.
Pants are to be worn at the waist.
Pants are to be straight leg and proper length: they should be neither too big nor too tight.
Belts, if worn must be in a solid school color with a plain buckle.
Shorts: Khaki or Black walking length shorts or capris may be worn.
While shorts may be above the knee “short shorts” will not be permitted (not shorter than arms length).
Skorts: Khaki or Black skorts of appropriate length are permitted.
Effective Immediately we are beginning a new bell schedule.
2014-2015 Bell Schedule Revised.pdf
We will also begin Early Release Wednesdays of the Following 8 Wednesdays:
Students will be released at 2:05pm, please mark your calendars and make arrangements to have your child picked up.