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STANFIELD SCHOOLS SELECTED FOR $4 MILLION CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT GRANT

We are very pleased to announce that we have received a commitment for $4 million in matching funds through the Oregon Schools Capital Improvement Match (OSCIM) grant if voters approve a bond for Stanfield Schools on the May 2019 ballot! We hope to see more people at our future bond information meetings and we will work diligently to find opportunities to present information and answer questions as often as possible. If you have questions or want more information, please do not hesitate to contact Superintendent Beth Burton at her direct line (541) 449-2204 or by email at beth.burtonatstanfieldsd.org.

You can read the article in the Eastern Oregonian by clicking here.

What is Norovirus?

Norovirus is a serious gastrointestinal illness that causes inflammation of the stomach and/or intestines. This inflammation leads to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Norovirus is extremely contagious (easy to spread) from one person to another. Norovirus is not related to the flu (influenza), even though it is sometimes called the stomach flu. Anyone can get norovirus, and they can have the illness multiple times during their lifetime.

Norovirus causes approximately 21 million illnesses each year. It is the leading cause of illness and outbreaks related to food in the United States. Symptoms start between 12 to 48 hours after being exposed and can last anywhere from one to three days. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and/or stomach pain. Dehydration is a big concern for people with norovirus, especially in the elderly and the very young, and a major reason for people being hospitalized. People are most contagious when they are actively sick and for the first few days after getting over the illness.

How serious is norovirus?
Norovirus is a serious illness that makes people feel extremely ill and vomit or have diarrhea. Most people get better within one to two days. Norovirus can be very serious among young children, the elderly, and people with other illnesses, and can lead to severe dehydration, hospitalization, and even death.

How does norovirus spread?
It generally spreads when infected food service workers touch food without washing their hands well or at all. Norovirus spreads from:

  • Person-to-person (e.g., shaking hands, sharing food or eating from the same utensils, or caring for someone who is ill with norovirus).
  • Touching contaminated surfaces or objects, and then touching your mouth, nose, and eyes.
  • Eating contaminated food or water.
  • Not washing hands before preparing food or eating, or after using the bathroom or changing diapers.

Why is norovirus so contagious?
Norovirus spreads so easily because it can be in your feces (poop) before you start feeling sick, and it can stay for two weeks or longer after you’re feeling better. Combine that with people not doing a great job of washing their hands and you have big potential for spreading this virus. Norovirus can spread quickly in closed places such as daycares, nursing homes, schools, and cruise ships.

How can you protect yourself from norovirus? 

  • Wash your hands often and well. Wash your hands carefully with soap and water, especially before preparing or eating food, using the restroom or changing diapers. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are not a substitute for washing with soap and water.
  • Use precautions in the kitchen. Always wash fruits and vegetables and cook food thoroughly before eating.
  • Do not prepare food if you are sick. People who are infected with norovirus should not prepare food for others while they have symptoms and for three days after they recover from their illness.
  • Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces thoroughly. After an episode of illness, such as vomiting or diarrhea, immediately clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces by using a bleach-based household cleaner as directed on the product label or a 1:10 solution by mixing 1/4 cup of bleach to 2 1/4 cups of water. Bleach is very caustic and emits potentially lethal fumes, so it should never be used full strength; mix in a well-ventilated area and use caution to prevent splashing.
  • Wash laundry thoroughly. Immediately remove and wash clothing or items that may be contaminated with vomit or fecal matter. Handle soiled items carefully. Wash laundry with detergent for the longest cycle time available and then machine dry.

Is there treatment for norovirus?
There is no vaccine to prevent infection with norovirus. There is no specific drug available to treat people with norovirus illness. Antibiotics will not help you if you are sick from the virus. This is because antibiotics fight against bacteria, not viruses.

Hydration is key for infected individuals. They must drink plenty of fluids to replace fluids lost through vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, hospitalization is required for intravenous fluids (fluids given in your vein). The best thing to do is contact your doctor, treat symptoms (especially dehydration), and stay home. If you suspect you have norovirus, contact your healthcare provider immediately.

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Stanfield Community celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

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The Stanfield School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month.”

Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors for one of our community’s largest employers. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do.

School board members represent their fellow citizens’ views and priorities in the complex enterprise of maintaining and running the community’s public schools. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Oregon.

Too often the efforts of school board members go unrecognized.

The school board’s main goal is to support student achievement. To achieve that goal, the board focuses on the following needs:

·Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their school district to become and how to make student achievement the top priority

·Setting standards for what students must learn and be able to do

·Assessing whether schools achieve their goals, and whether students are learning

·Accounting for the outcomes of decisions and by tracking progress and reporting results

·Aligning the use of the district’s human and financial resources

·Creating a safe and orderly climate where students can learn and teachers can teach

·Collaborating to solve common problems and to support common successes

·Focusing on continuous improvement by questioning, examining, revising, refining and revisiting issues related to student achievement.

We will recognize our school board members at our next regularly scheduled Board meeting, January 16, 2019.

Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation for our school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round effort on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to improving student achievement and to fighting for the best opportunities and advantages for all of our students.

 

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Nominate Your Favorite Teacher in Oregon

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Nominations are now open for the Regional Teacher of the Year in Oregon. Anyone can nominate a teacher from an Oregon school district by visiting the Oregon Teacher of the Year website under the "Nominate" tab. Nominations are open through January 31, 2019.

The Stanfield School District encourages staff, students, parents and community members to nominate teachers from our school district.

Each ESD in Oregon will choose a Regional Teacher, who will receive a cash prize of $500. One of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2020 Oregon Teacher of the Year in September 2019.

For questions about the Oregon Teacher of the Year program, please contact jenni.knausatstate.or.us (Program Coordinator Jenni Knaus.)

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State Report Cards

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The Oregon Department of Education recently released their annual At-A-Glance School profiles, previously called State Report Cards, for all Oregon schools. These reports, called for by the 1999 state legislature, provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community members about how local schools are performing.

ODE redesigned the school and district profiles in 2018, with input from parents and families who represent students and student groups who are historically underserved.

The Stanfield School District is providing a profile for each of our schools. If you would like more information about the district, please visit the ODE website school and district profiles page.

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Stanfield School District #61R | 1120 N. Main, Stanfield, OR 97875 | Phone: (541) 449-8766  | Fax: (541) 449-8768
Stanfield Elementary School | Phone: (541) 449-3305 | Fax: (541) 449-8772 |
Stanfield Secondary School | Phone: (541) 449-3851 | Fax: (541) 449-8751