Is it a Cold or the Flu?

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Cold and flu season is here. Your child comes home from school and complains of a sore throat, cough, and fatigue. Is it a simple common cold or could it be seasonal influenza or “the flu”? Sometimes it may be hard to tell the difference. Colds, as the most common infectious disease in the United States, account for the greatest number of student absences from school. On average, children get 6-8 colds per year. Caused…

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Security Alert & Lockdown

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At Park Tudor, a comprehensive emergency and crisis plan is in place, with faculty and students trained annually in implementing the plan. Tornado, fire and other security drills are performed regularly throughout the school year. When necessary, Park Tudor will implement security restrictions. These include: Security alert – A security alert is the lowest level of security restriction at Park Tudor, and is implemented when a potential security threat is identified and we want our…

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Holiday Safety

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With the Winter Holidays just around the corner I thought I would post some safety tips to keep in mind. At some point over the past few years I have posted some of the tips noted below, but it is prudent at this time to reiterate the following: Parking lot safety. Ensure that you always lock your vehicle and hide valuables in the trunk or a locked compartment. During hours before sunrise and after sunset…

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Fall Season Safety

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Daylight savings time will end on Sunday, November 2nd. Typical reminders include that batteries should be changed in all smoke detectors. Below I have added a few extra tips to help ensure that fall will be safer for everyone. The fall colors as the leaves change makes for spectacular scenery but fallen leaves can create slippery road conditions. Please exercise caution when driving through neighborhoods or tree-lined streets, especially if the roads are slick. Wet…

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Driving Off Campus

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Every morning and afternoon I am still amazed by the speed of vehicles that travel through our school zones on College and on 71st. Not all high speed drivers are affiliated with Park Tudor, but we still contribute to the┬ánumber of vehicles traveling above the speed limit. There is no leeway if a violation is issued. The┬ásigns on both College and 71st state that there is a 25MPH limit between 7:00am and 4:30pm on SCHOOL…

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