8 Tips to Keep Kids Germ-Free at School

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Kids love to be close and share everything, even germs. Here are some quick tips to help students reduce the spread of germs at school. 

  1. Wash your Hands– Wash hands in warm soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Sing the alphabet song once to help with timing.
  2. Don’t Share– Send extra supplies so students can use their own items rather than community items. 
  3. Cover Sneezes and Coughs– Sneeze into the crook of the elbow or into a tissue, not into hands. If a student accidentally sneezes into their hands, remind them to wash their hands right away.
  4. Hands off Your Face– Teach students to keep hands away from their face, out of their nose and out of their mouths. If they accidentally touch these things, remind them to wash their hands right away. 
  5. Skip the Water Fountain– Send a water bottle with students each day so they can avoid the water fountain. If they need to use the water fountain, teach students how to drink without touching their mouth to the spigot.
  6. Eat Fruits and Veggies– A healthy diet can help boost the immune system.
  7. Get Enough Sleep- Sleep helps build the immune system. Follow these guidelines: 
    • Ages 10-17: 8.5 to 9.5 hours per night 
    • Ages 5-10: 10 to 11 hours per night 
    • Ages 3-5: 11 to 13 hours per night
  8. Stay Home From School when Sick– If a student is sick, they need to stay home until they are well again to avoid spreading illness to others.

ILEARN Results

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The Indiana Department of Education released the 2021 ILEARN results and Frontier School Corporation had the highest student passing percentage for the following:

  1. English/Language Arts
  2. Math
  3. Passing both English/Language Arts and Math in Benton, Carroll, and White counties

Congratulations to students, teachers and families. Keep up the great work.

Frontier Breakfast and Lunch Summer Program

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The Frontier School Corporation Summer Breakfast and Lunch program began on Monday, June 7, 2021. The Summer Breakfast and Lunch program is free and paid for by the United States Department of Agriculture.  Breakfast and lunch are provided on:

Monday-2 breakfasts and lunches for Monday and Tuesday are provided.

Wednesday-2 breakfasts and lunches for Wednesday and Thursday are provided.

Friday-1 breakfast and lunch provided for Friday.

The program runs from Monday, June 7, 2021 to Friday, July 23, 2021.

Students and parents may pick up the breakfast and lunch items during the following distribution times:

Frontier Elementary-Exterior Door E-13 on the east side of Frontier Elementary next to the gym from 11:00 am-12:30 pm or 4:30-5:30 pm

Frontier Jr.-Sr. High School-Exterior Door #4 on the south side of the building next to the Art room from 11:00 am-12:30 pm or 4:30-5:30 pm

Parents may still enroll their son or daughter in the program by emailing this address and indicate their pick up location and time:  [email protected] 

Parents may arrange an alternative meal pick-up time by emailing:  [email protected]

Preventing Summer Slide

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Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to two months of reading performance. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be two and a half years behind! All children, whether from low, middle or upper income families, may fall victim to the “summer slide” if not provided with summer reading opportunities. So how do we prevent the summer slide or even hope to accelerate reading growth? Here are a few ideas:

Visit your local library: Help your child find “good fit” books. Good fit books are books that are of high interest to your child and are not beyond their reading level. You can use the five finger test to determine if the book is too difficult for your child. Open the book to a page with many words. Have your child begin reading the text. Hold up a finger for each word he/she does not know. If you have four or five fingers up, the text may be too difficult for your child to read independently. Feel free to still check out the book! It just may be a book you want to read with your child.

Be sure your child reads at least 20 minutes a day: According to research, a child who reads only one minute a day outside of school will learn 8,000 words by the end of sixth grade where a student who reads 20 minutes outside of school will learn 1,800,000 words. If reading isn’t one of your child’s top priorities, you may need to set up an incentive program.

Set a good example: When your child sees you reading and enjoying a book or a newspaper article, you are sending a message that reading is important and valuable. Read to your child. When you read to your child, he/she hears the rhythm of language. Be sure to read with expression. Changing your voice for different characters and increasing your volume during exciting parts are only a few ways to keep children engaged.

Read with your child: Explore different types of reading such as poetry. For our little ones, poetry is a great way to improve phonemic awareness skills as poetry often incorporates

rhyme. For our older children, poetry is a means of improving fluency. Read for different purposes. Reading directions for a recipe or directions for assembling a toy

are fun ways of incorporating reading into everyday activities.

Play games with words: A commercial game such as Apples to Apples improves vocabulary. You can easily turn a game of hopscotch or 4-square into a game that incorporates learning letters or sight words.

Have a happy and healthy summer! Be sure to read, read and read some more. Not only can we prevent the summer slide, we can accelerate reading growth.

Feedback Welcomed!

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Parents! Please click here to access the Frontier School Corporation Professional Development survey. The school corporation would like your feedback in the format of how the professional development is scheduled. Or, click on this link to access the survey: https://forms.gle/MwLQeGSTHUyXKZcy8