KSHSAA Member Schools:
The Kansas high school wrestling community should be aware that mumps may have been spread from person to person at recent wrestling meets. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) identified two individuals who were infected with mumps after attending wrestling meets in January and February. One of these individuals may have been contagious while participating in a wrestling meet at Colby High School on February 4, 2017.
KSHSAA Mumps Letter-click here to view
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
· Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
· Sore throat
· Runny or stuffy nose
· Muscle or body aches
· Fatigue (tiredness)
· Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
* It's important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
Most people who get influenza will recover in several days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications as a result of the flu. A wide range of complications can be caused by influenza virus infection of the upper respiratory tract (nasal passages, throat) and lower respiratory tract (lungs). While anyone can get sick with flu and become severely ill, some people are more likely to experience severe flu illness. Young children, adults aged 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions are among those groups of people who are at high risk of serious flu complications, possibly requiring hospitalization and sometimes resulting in death. For example, people with chronic lung disease are at higher risk of developing severe pneumonia.
Sinus and ear infections are examples of moderate complications from flu, while pneumonia is a serious flu complication that can result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria. Other possible serious complications triggered by flu can include inflammation of the heart (myocarditis), brain (encephalitis) or muscle (myositis, rhabdomyolysis) tissues, and multi-organ failure (for example, respiratory and kidney failure). Flu virus infection of the respiratory tract can trigger an extreme inflammatory response in the body and can lead to sepsis, the body’s life-threatening response to infection. Flu also can make chronic medical problems worse. For example, people with asthma may experience asthma attacks while they have the flu, and people with chronic heart disease may experience a worsening of this condition triggered by flu.
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms please keep them at home and get them to a Doctor. Thank you for help keeping our district healthy.
USD 466 School Nurse
Yearbook Order Form
Get your 2016-2017 Yearbook for $25
There are two ways to order:
Option 1: Order online at: www.pictavocommunity.com
Step 1: On the “Shop” side – click on the blue bar: “Click here to shop your school.”
Step 2: Using the drop down menus, select the State, City, and School.
Step 3: Verify that the school is correct, and click “Yes”.
Step 4: Click on “Yearbooks”
Step 5: Click on “Order”
Step 6: Enter the quantity of yearbooks you would like to purchase and click “Add to Cart”.
Step 7: Enter your student’s First Name, Last Name, and select their Grade/Homeroom from the drop down menu and click “Continue”.
Step 8: Scroll down the page to Agree with the Pictavo Terms of Sale and click “Checkout” to complete your order. NOTE: You may checkout as a Guest or Create an Account. If you plan to come back to the site to design and purchase a Personal Ad, you will want to Create an Account.
Step 9: Enter your Billing Address and click “Next”.
Step 10: Enter your Credit Card Payment Information and click “Next”.
Step 11: Confirm that your order is correct and click “Submit Order”.
Step 12: You will receive an Order Summary to save or print for your records.
If you need assistance with your Online order, please call 1-800-887-0414
Option 2: Pay with cash or check. Payment due by: 3/15
Please note that 8th grade Personal Ad purchases are only available through on-line ordering.
8th Grade Parents:
These are the Recognition Ads available to purchase for the 2016-2017 Yearbook. Tell your student how proud they make you through their yearbook. Select a cherished photo, choose a layout and add your personal message. Ads available in Eighth, Quarter, or Half pages (click on pic to the right to view ads)
You can purchase yearbooks & ads from an ipad, but you cannot design your ad from an ipad. This must be done on a computer or laptop.
Deadline for ad is March 1st! Any questions please contact SCMS at 872-7640.