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Barbara Lucas

Barbara Lucas

barbara.lucas@lodi.k12.nj.us

(973) 478 - 8662 x15

Happy New Year 2014

The Flu Season is Here

Being sick with seasonal influenza is miserable.

January is one of the peak "flu season" months. After December visits with family and friends, some school personnel and students may be incubating unwanted germs or may have already developed illness. Respiratory illnesses, in addition to seasonal influenza, are common this time of year- but there is a difference and you need to be prepared.

Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit, 37.8 degrees Celsius or greater), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit and have diarrhea.

Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after they no longer have fever or don not have signs of fever, without using fever-reducing drugs, such as Tylenol or Motrin. Keeping children with a fever home will reduce the number of people who may get infected. Keep sick children away from sibling and other family members by making a sick room at home if possible.

Remember to be vigilant about hand washing. Encourage your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub and cover their coughs and sneezes by using the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of the hand when a tissue is not available. Discourage your children from sharing personal items such as drinks and food.

It is not too late to vaccinate! Check Flu Vaccine Finder at www.flu.gov for a vaccine location near you.

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New Student reminders

In compliance with the laws and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, all new entrants into the Lodi Public School District must present documentation of Immunizations and a physical exam performed in the last 12 months.

Lodi public school shall admit students on a provisional basis if a physician or his or her designee can document that at least one dose of each required age-appropriate vaccine or antigen has been administered and that the pupil is in the process of receiving the remaining immunizations, as per the Lodi Board of education regulation No. 5320.

Any questions please call the office during school hours or email me at the above address.


 

News and Events

As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), the Lodi Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's HIB webpage, and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Mr. Jamie E. Ciofalo, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.

Yearbook orders will be taken from January 6th through April 7th. The cost is $45 per copy. Please make checks payable to THOMAS JEFFERSON MIDDDLE SCHOOL. Only checks or exact change will be accepted. You can order using a credit card at YBPay.lifetouch.com and use the Yearbook ID Code: 2050114.

Upcoming Dates

APR
25

Friday, April 25
NJ ASK Testing Assemblies – 7th and 8th Grade Students

APR
28

Monday, April 28
NJ ASK Testing for the 7th and 8th Grade Students. All 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 6th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

APR
29

Tuesday, April 29
NJ ASK Testing for the 7th and 8th Grade Students. All 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 6th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

APR
30

Wednesday, April 30
NJ ASK Testing for the 7th and 8th Grade Students. All 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 6th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

MAY
01

Thursday, May 01
NJ ASK Testing for the 7th and 8th Grade Students. All 7th and 8th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 6th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

MAY
02

Friday, May 02
Talent Show - 7:00PM - 10:00PM in the TJMS auditorium

MAY
02

Friday, May 02
NJ ASK Testing Assembly – 6th Grade Students

MAY
05

Monday, May 05
NJ ASK Testing for the 6th Grade Students. All 6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 7th and 8th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

MAY
06

Tuesday, May 06
NJ ASK Testing for the 6th Grade Students. All 6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 7th and 8th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.

MAY
07

Wednesday, May 07
NJ ASK Testing for the 6th Grade Students. All 6th grade students will be dismissed at 1:00PM. 7th and 8th grade students will have a regular dismissal at 3:00PM.