GW is starting a new tradition! Next Friday, March 15 is our new teacher vs student basketball game pep rally! We will celebrate our Winter Sports and Activities and watch this year’s teacher and student teams play basketball. We will be operating on a pep rally schedule on Friday. We will also have a Spirit Week leading up to the game – show your spirit by dressing according to the themes for next week, which you’ll find below.
Monday, March 11 – College and Career Day
Tuesday, March 12 – Twin Tuesday
Wednesday, March 13 – Wacky Tacky Tourist Day
Thursday, March 14 – Throwback Thursday
Friday, March 15 – Crazy Green and White Day
Celebrate the SHEROs here at GW! Come fill out a heart comment telling us how a young woman was selfless, helpful, enthusiastic, respectful, and/or optimistic. The SHERO Wonder Woman table will be open for shout-outs during lunch and after school in the North Lobby on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday – just in time to celebrate Women’s Day on Friday!
According to both the Children’s Hospital and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), respiratory illnesses including RSV and influenza are currently trending above seasonal baseline levels throughout the state and are continuing to rise. In the health office here at George, there has been an overwhelming number of cases of flu-like symptoms including malaise, body aches, chills, fever, sore throat, headache, and cough. More students have been sent home this year compared to by this point in time last respiratory season. In addition to students being sent home, as a general rule, any student with the above symptoms should not come to school until these symptoms have resolved and the student has been fever free without Ibuprofen or Tylenol for 24 hours, as per CDPHE guidelines.
When your student is ill and really is too weak, uncomfortable, or fatigued to come to school, it is in the best interest of all parties for your student to just stay at home. We know that many parents hate for their child to miss any school, but coming to school when sick will usually prolong the course of an illness. The fastest route to recovery is medical treatment when necessary, fluids, and rest. In addition, we want to prevent viral illnesses from spreading throughout the school and compromising the health of others.
During this respiratory season, please remind your students to take good care of themselves by eating well, drinking lots of water, washing their hands frequently throughout the day for at least 20 seconds, avoiding touching their eyes and noses, and coughing into their sleeves. It is also not too late to get a flu shot if your student hasn’t received one.
In health and wellness,
Omisola Ari, BSN, RN School Nurse
Every year, Denver Public Schools provides free vision, hearing, dental, and BMI screenings for all students in the 9th grade. These screenings are not an assessment or an evaluation and do not replace professional exams; they are designed to identify students who may be at risk for health concerns affecting the student’s ability to learn, and who may need extra supports to reach academic benchmarks.
This year at George, our universal screenings (Vision, Hearing, Dental, and BMI) will take place from Tuesday, March 19 through Friday, March 22.
Please contact Nurse Omisola Ari (email@example.com) with any questions or concerns, or if you would like to opt out of the universal screening process. Parents/guardians of students who were absent or who did not have optimal hearing, vision, or dental screenings will be notified in writing regarding these results. Thank you for your assistance as we fulfill our mission of treating the whole child!