USD 223 is now accepting applications for a preschool teacher and a 7-12 business teacher at Linn Public Schools. Please apply at https://www.usd223.org/page/employment-opportunities
19 days ago, Lee Schmidt
I was able to discuss personal hygiene with 3rd and 4th graders this week. Some of the information that was shared through a video as well as discussion was 1. Wash your face at least 2 times a day (when you wake up and before going to bed). 2. Brush your teeth 2 times a day (when you finish eating breakfast or when you wake up and before you go to bed. 3. Take a bath or shower daily - discussion was held on body odor and getting in contact with germs during PE, recess and general school days. 4. Washing hair at least every other day. 5. Brush or comb your hair daily before school 6. Possibly using deodorant or antiperspirant daily if you are at the age where you are starting to notice body odor 7. Wear clean clothes to school every day and make you change your underwear and socks daily. 8. Put dirty clothes in a hamper or basket and wash them at least weekly. 9. Clip your finger and toe nails as they can hold germs in them. 10. Get at least 8 hours of sleep daily. 11. Eat a well balanced meal 3 times a day. 12. Exercise daily 13. Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day -this does not include milk or soda. 14. Wash your coats or hoodies that you wear to school at least weekly. 15. If you have an indoor pet, don't let them lay on your clothes as that will make them smell. It was an interesting discussion with the kids!
21 days ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
USD 223 will be in a two hour delay today, January 23, due to the freezing rain and slick road conditions.
about 1 month ago, Lee Schmidt
Hanover Schools will be in a two hour delay tomorrow morning, January 19. We will reevaluate and update in the morning if necessary. No morning preschool.
about 1 month ago, Lee Schmidt
Linn public schools will not be in session on Friday, January 19 so that students staff and families may attend our beloved, Ella Oentrich's funeral.
about 1 month ago, Lee Schmidt
Due to a number of weather related issues, USD 223 will not be in session tomorrow, January 16. I look forward to seeing all the students back in school on January 17.
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
After further assessment of the conditions this morning, USD 223 has decided to close today, January 12. Have a good weekend.
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
USD 223 will utilize a two hour delay tomorrow morning and then we will reevaluate conditions in the morning. We will send an alert if there is a change. Thank you and be safe!
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
USD 223 will utilize a two hour delayed start tomorrow, January 10, due to the less than ideal road conditions. Thank you and be safe!
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
Due to the forecasted inclement weather, USD 223 schools and activities have been canceled for tomorrow, January 9. Please be safe!
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
For the safety of the students and staff of USD 223 we will not be in school tomorrow January 8, 2024 due to the expected snowstorm forecasted to arrive early tomorrow morning.
about 2 months ago, Lee Schmidt
Congratulations to all of our fall athletic teams on a very successful year! We are proud of all the hard work you put in during the season and off season to be the very best you could possibly be! School organized sports are truly a blessing for our students, families, schools, and communities! Sports can and should serve to teach our young people teamwork, discipline, work ethic, sportsmanship and character. Athletic programs do so much to foster growth and maturity in young people. They teach us what it means to work hard for a common purpose, to overcome obstacles, set and meet goals, all of these qualities are valuable and necessary throughout a successful and prosperous life. We are fortunate to be blessed with great athletic teams who have experienced great success over the years. While it is easy to get wrapped up in the moment of a close or exciting game, it is important to remember that while winning is fun, the most important purpose of sports is to teach the aforementioned attributes of a healthy sports program, good sportsmanship. Sports and activities are a privilege for our students, parents, and community to attend in a positive manner, however it is not a right and should be treated as such. I write this letter with the intent to encourage you to cheer positively for your child and team and refrain from any kind of negativity towards players, opponents, coaches, staff and especially referees. It is important that we set good examples for our young people that win or lose, we do it with class and treat others with dignity. Another purpose of sports is to learn to overcome adversities, such as calls that you may disagree with. In demonstrating good sportsmanship, we can teach and build character in our community, and our young people that will ultimately foster a safer and more enjoyable, game time atmosphere for all. The number one reason given for referees leaving the profession is fans heckling them. It is becoming increasingly difficult to find officials for all sports. Let's please do all we can to support our players, coaches, staff and referees. Thank you and good luck to all of our sports programs this winter season.
3 months ago, Lee Schmidt
USD 223 Exámenes de visión y audición Comenzaré el examen de audición y visión este mes en las siguientes clases: Preescolares de 3 y 4 años, preescolares, alumnos de 1º, 2º, 3º, 5º, 7º y 10º. Este es un requisito estatal. El examen de la vista implica comprobar: Visión a distancia (capacidad de ver objetos/huellas lejanas) Visión del color (capacidad de ver colores) Reacciones pupilares (capacidad de seguir de arriba a abajo y de lado a lado, y reacciones a la luz) Si su hijo ha tenido un examen de la vista recientemente, avíseme cuándo se lo hicieron y cuál fue el diagnóstico. Si usan anteojos, avíseme cuándo fue la última vez que vieron al oftalmólogo. La prueba de audición implica usar unos auriculares y responder a varios sonidos. Utilizaré un instrumento que evalúa los oídos de los preescolares, se colocará en su oído durante unos 5 segundos. No hace daño. La evaluación tarda entre 7 y 10 minutos en completarse. Por favor, avíseme si su hijo tiene tubos en los oídos y cuándo se los colocaron. Le notificaré los resultados de la evaluación por correo electrónico; puede que me lleve un par de días enviarle los resultados. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre el proceso de selección, no dude en enviarme un correo electrónico a jtegtmeier@usd223.org. SI NO desea que se realicen estas evaluaciones requeridas por el estado a su hijo, hágamelo saber por correo electrónico antes del 27/11/2023, ya que esa es la semana en la que comenzaré los procesos de evaluación. Jeri Tegtmeier, enfermera registrada
4 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
USD 223 Vision and Hearing screening I will begin the hearing and vision screening this month on the following classes: 3 and 4 year old preschoolers, kindergarteners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 10th graders. This is a state requirement. The vision screening involves checking: Distance vision (ability to see objects/prints far away) Color vision (ability to see colors) Pupillary reactions (ability to follow from top to bottom and side to side, and reactions to light) If your child has had a recent eye exam please let me know when they had it and what the diagnosis was. If they are wearing glasses please let me know when they last saw the eye doctor. The hearing screening involves wearing a set of headphones and responding to various sounds. I will use an instrument that evaluates the ears of the preschoolers, it will be placed in their ear for about 5 seconds. It does not hurt. The screening takes 7-10 minutes for both to be completed. Please let me know if your child has ear tubes and when they were placed. I will notify you of the screening results via email – it may take me a couple of days to get the results to you. If you have any questions about the screening process please feel to email me at jtegtmeier@usd223.org. IF you do NOT want these screenings that are required by the state performed on your child please let me know via email by 11/27/2023 as that is the week I will start the screening processes. Jeri Tegtmeier, RN
4 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
De nuevo un recordatorio sobre el screening de Konza Prairie Dental el próximo miércoles día 18. Si NO desea que su hijo sea evaluado, necesito que me devuelvan la documentación con un no y el nombre de su hijo o debe enviarme un correo electrónico a jtegtmeier@usd223.org. Si desea el tratamiento con flúor, necesitaré completar y devolver ese formulario. Si no recibo un documento que indique que no hay ningún papeleo, le realizarán una evaluación a su hijo. Entonces, nuevamente, si NO desea que su hijo sea examinado, tengo que tener la documentación que indique NO y el nombre del niño o enviarme un correo electrónico; si no recibo la documentación con un no o un correo electrónico suyo antes del lunes 16, su hijo se le realizará el examen dental. Sólo recibirán el tratamiento con flúor si usted ha completado el formulario. Nuevamente, si NO desea que sus hijos sean examinados, envíeme un correo electrónico lo antes posible. Jeri
5 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
Again a reminder about the Konza Prairie Dental screening next Wednesday the 18th. If you do NOT want your child screened, I need the paper work returned with a no on it with your child/s name on it or you need to email me at jtegtmeier@usd223.org. If you want the fluoride treatment I will need that form filled out and returned. If I do not receive a paper that states no or no paperwork, they will perform a screening on your child. So again if you do NOT want your child screened I have to have the paperwork stating NO and the childs name on it or email me - if I do not receive either the paperwork with a no or an email from you by Monday the 16th your child will have the dental screening performed. They will only get the Fluoride treatment if you have filled out the form. Again if you do NOT want your child/ren screened please email me asap. Jeri
5 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
Sólo un recordatorio de que Konza Prairie realizará exámenes dentales y tratamientos con flúor el 18 de octubre en las escuelas de Linn y Hanover. Necesito que los formularios que envié a casa con su(s) estudiante(s) la semana pasada me devuelvan antes de este viernes 13. SI tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en enviarme un correo electrónico a jtegtmeier@usd223.org.
5 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
Just a reminder that Konza Prairie will be performing Dental screenings and fluoride treatments on October the 18th at both the Linn and Hanover schools. I need your forms I had sent home with your student/s last week returned by this Friday the 13th. IF you have any questions, please feel free to email me at jtegtmeier@usd223.org.
5 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier
Reminder if you have not yet renewed your fitness center membership for 23-24 school year please do so in the school office so you don't lose access on October 1.
5 months ago, Lee Schmidt
Las vacunas contra la influenza (gripe) estarán disponibles para estudiantes, maestros y personal en Linn el jueves 28 de septiembre a partir de las 11:00 a. m. en la oficina de la enfermera Jeri y en Hanover el viernes 29 de septiembre a partir de las 9:30 a. m. en la oficina de la enfermera Jeri. . Se DEBE completar un formulario electrónico ANTES de que se administre la vacuna. Tenga lista la información de su seguro médico, la necesitará para completar el formulario. Si no tiene seguro médico, lo marcará en el formulario y el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Washington le facturará. NO envíe dinero a la escuela para pagar esta vacuna. Español- https://www.nightingalenotes.com/cf/bntrumhlilxuj
5 months ago, Jeri Tegtmeier