Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Health News - Summer 2017

Stay safe while you enjoy your summer, stay active, and have fun with your family!

Drowning Facts
According to the CDC, about 10 people die every day from unintentional drowning, 2 being children less than 14 years of age. Visit this site to help inform students and parents of the risks and tips to keep children safe in the water: https://www.cdc.gov/SafeChild/Drowning/index.html

Norovirus was the 2nd leading cause of outbreaks in untreated recreational water, such as lakes, from 1978-2010. It can live in water for several months or possibly even years. Swimming venues that are not treated with chloride can pose a particular risk since there are no chemicals to kill the stomach virus. Swimmers can help protect themselves, their families, and friends from the norovirus by following a few easy and effective steps:
  • Keep pee, poop, sweat, and dirt out of the water 
  • Don’t swim if you have diarrhea or have been vomiting 
  • Shower before you get in the water 
  • Don’t swallow lake or pool water 
  • Take kids on bathroom breaks 
  • Check diapers, and change them in a bathroom or diaper-changing area -- to keep germs away from the water. 
Visit the CDC’s Healthy Swimming Site for more tips: http://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/swimming/

Bicycle-Related Injuries
Bicycle-related injuries and deaths can be prevented by ALWAYS wearing bicycle helmets (which are properly fitted) every time you ride. All bicyclists, regardless of age, can help protect themselves by wearing properly fitted bicycle helmets every time they ride. Learn more about Bicycle Safety from the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/index.html

Tick-borne Disease and Illnesses
Tick-borne disease symptoms vary by type of infection and can include fever, fatigue, headache, and rash. Clinicians or families are encouraged to make use of the brochure: “Tick-borne Disease of the U.S.: A Reference Manual for Providers”, published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2013. The manual contains information on tick identification, disease symptoms, lab testing, and recommended treatment. You can download this manual at: https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/resources/tickbornediseases.pdf

If your child needs medication at school, a new school medication form is required each school year. Before school starts in August, please bring the updated medication order and properly labeled medication to your child’s school site or to the walk-thru registration.

If your child has a special diet or health concern, please list these on the emergency cards, so that a health care plan can be created for the new school year.

Questions? 583-8902 ext. 4038 or scochran@hjuhsd.org

RN District School Nurse

Monday, May 22, 2017

HJUHSD Graduations 2017

HJUHSD Graduation Ceremonies

Hanford High School
May 31
8 p.m.
Jacob L. Neighbor Bowl
More information: 559-583-5901, ext 4000

Hanford Adult School
May 31
6 p.m.
Hanford West Event Center
More information: 559-583-5901, ext 7508

Sierra Pacific High School
June 1 
8 p.m.
Jacob L. Neighbor Bowl
More information: 559-583-5901, ext 2010

Earl F. Johnson High School
June 1
6 p.m.
Stratton L. Tarvin Presentation Center
More information: 559-583-5901, ext 7000

Hanford West High School
June 2
8 p.m.
Jacob L. Neighbor Bowl
More information: 559-583-5901, ext 6000

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Parent Survey 2017

HJUHSD Parents: Your schools need to hear from you!

Please take a few minutes to complete the 2017 HJUHSD Parent Survey for parents/guardians of current students, regarding your experience with Hanford High School, Hanford West High High School, Sierra Pacific High School, Earl F. Johnson High School, and/or Hanford Night Continuation High School.

We appreciate your honest feedback: Our successful partnership in your student’s education depends on clear communication. The survey is anonymous. Names and IP addresses will not be collected, and your responses cannot and will not affect your student.

The annual Parent Survey is a tool to help our schools hear directly from families on a host of issues. This survey is also part of the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC) school accreditation process as well as assisting HJUHSD in developing the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

Thank you for your assistance. If you have any questions, please contact Bobby Peters, Director of Educational Services, at bpeters@hjuhsd.org or 5559-583-5901, extension 3105.

Friday, May 12, 2017

HHS presents "Sing, Sign, Sing" May 24, 25

The Hanford High School Choirs and American Sign Language classes will present their Spring Concert: Sing, Sign, Sing at 7 p.m. May 24 and May 25 at the Stratton L. Tarvin Presentation Center.

The concert will feature Singing, Dancing, and Signing songs from the decades. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at http://hanfordhs.seatyourself.biz or at the Box Office beginning at 5 p.m. on the days of the show.

Friday, May 5, 2017

HJUHSD to host High School Nation Festival Monday

High School Nation, the country’s largest secondary school touring music festival, will come to Hanford Joint Union High School District next week with two goals in mind: Donating funds to the school’s music and arts program and providing an entertaining and engaging festival for local students.

Students from Hanford High, Hanford West, and Sierra Pacific will attend the High School Nation event Monday, May 8 at the Jacob L. Neighbor Bowl during the afternoon of the school day.

During the Festival Tour, High School Nation takes over football stadiums on high school campuses and presents a two-hour concert and events that will celebrate the arts in public schools. In addition to music programs, the Festival supports journalism, film, fine and performing arts, fashion, photography, and stage production.

The 2017 Festival Tour features platinum selling rock band Plain White T’s.

“We’re stoked to be headlining the High School Nation 2017 spring tour,” said band member Tom Higgenson. "We love the idea of playing our music and at the same time being able to help High School Nation donate to public school music programs. We believe it is a very important time to be assisting music programs as much as possible.”

The band originally formed in 1997 by high school friends Higgenson and Dave Tirio.

The tours also feature a number of young, emerging performers brought in by record labels that see the benefits in being a part of this movement. RCA records, Capital, Warner Bros. records, and DreamWorks, are among the half dozen labels that have participated in the success of the Festival Tours.

“At the center of our Festivals are performances by some of the music industry’s hottest young rising stars,” Cantillon adds. “It’s one of the only opportunities for record labels to entertain, engage, and give back.”

High School Nation is committed to promoting and helping school music and arts programs and will top the $2 million mark in donations this year during its 2017 60-city Festival Tour. Corporate support for the Festivals is being provided by over a dozen companies and as part of the Festival, students will visit interactive zones to interact with products and educational programs.