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No Lice Issues Reported

No Lice Issues Reported

There have been some unofficial reports recently of a lice issue at Forest Ridge Elementary.  FRE at this time has not received any reports of lice. The Citrus School District nor FRE has issued any statement regarding any problems or concerns of lice at FRE.

If you have any concerns for your student please do not hesitate to contact your students’ school’s health clinic.

Thank you,
Thomas Kennedy

Lecanto Athletic Director Inducted into FACA Hall of Fame

Lecanto Athletic Director Inducted into FACA Hall of Fame

AllanCongratulations to Lecanto’s athletic/activities director, Ron Allan on receiving the Florida Athletic Coaches Association’s highest honor, as being inducted into the 2018 FACA Hall of Fame.

Coach Allan is not only the school’s athletic/activities director but is the Girls Basket Ball coach and has football and other sports at LHS and beyond.

To be eligible for the FACA Hall of Fame award you need to have a minimum of 20 years of service in the coaching profession in Florida. Criteria for selection are based on coaching record, championships won, head coaching tenure, FACA service and awards.

Well done Coach Allan!

MEET YOUR TEACHER 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SCHOOL DATE TIMES

Citrus Schools MEET YOUR TEACHER 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR SCHOOL DATE TIMES

Central Ridge Elementary11434605
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Citrus Springs Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Crystal River Primary
Monday, August 7, 2017 3:00 p.m. Pre-K and KG
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Grades 1 – 5

Floral City Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. New Students and KG
10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Meet Your Teacher

Forest Ridge Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Hernando Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Homosassa Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Inverness Primary
Monday, August 7, 2017 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Pre-K & KG
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Grades 1-5

Lecanto Primary
Monday, August 7, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Pleasant Grove Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Rock Crusher Elementary
Monday, August 7, 2017
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

CREST
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Citrus Springs Middle
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Crystal River Middle
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
2:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Inverness Middle
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. WEB Orientation – 6th
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Open House

Lecanto Middle
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Citrus High School
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
9:00 – 12:30 p.m. FRESHMAN & NEW STUDENTS ONLY
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fall Open House

Crystal River High
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:00 – 12:00 p.m. FRESHMAN ONLY
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Fall Open House
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Advanced Placement Presentation

Lecanto High
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:00 – 12 p.m. LINK CREW-FRESHMAN STUDENTS ONLY
12:00 – 1 p.m. Freshman and new students only
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Open House for all students

Academy of Environmental Science
Thursday, August 3, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the College of Central Florida – Lecanto Campus

Renaissance Center
Thursday, August 3, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Returning students
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. – NEW STUDENTS ONLY

Teacher: Public Schools Matter

Teacher: Public Schools Matter

CaptureI encourage you to read this excellent editorial by Citrus County teacher Donald Whitaker that runs in Saturday’s Citrus Chronicle.

Except from the editorial:

“Teachers strive to be the shining light down the future’s uncertain path, yet we cannot do this alone. We need parents to support us and our discipline in the classroom. We need to pressure our political parties to put forth candidates that want to improve lives of our students and will put forth measures allowing teachers to teach while holding us accountable for the things we can control. It is important to demand funding to rebuild damaged or aging schools, because no matter what anyone says, school environment does matter. We need to demand our support professionals (aides, bus drivers, lunch ladies, and custodians) earn a living wage so they can master their trades, while at the same time have the correct supplies to do their jobs correctly. We need to continue working as a community to push education. Not because every child needs to go to college, but every child needs the opportunity to have choices in life and understand what those choices are. Public education is a place for good, and without the help of the community we cannot succeed.”

Follow this link to read the entire editorial: https://spark.adobe.com/page/WER6xcJsW3KFn/

Back to school TAX FREE

Back to school TAX FREE

August 4th-6th, start planning your purchases now!

florida-back-to-school-sales-tax-holiday1Florida’s annual back-to-school sales tax holiday will be August 4th-6th, 2017. The Sun Sentinel reports that Floridians will save an estimated $33.4 million in taxes during the three-day shopping extravaganza.

 

LifeSouth: ‘emergency’ need for donations

LifeSouth: ‘emergency’ need for donations

lifesouthjpg-a799d914f76938aaLifeSouth Community Blood Centers is facing an emergency need for all blood types and encourages the community to donate.

Summer is historically a slow time for blood donations due to travel and school breaks, while the need to help patients in local hospitals remains constant. This summer continues to be a challenge not only to LifeSouth, but also to blood centers across the country.

“Donations have decreased exceptionally this summer, and patients at our hospitals are depending on donors to give blood,” said LifeSouth District Director Ed Keith.

LifeSouth encourages donors to come in to one of their donor centers or find a blood drive location on their website, www.lifesouth.org. First-time donors are always welcome and encouraged to give blood donation a try.

LifeSouth only uses the word “emergency” when the reserve supply to restock area hospitals drops below a two-day level. All blood types are needed, especially negative blood types and O negative, which is the universal donor and can be used by all patients in an emergency. Platelet donations are also critically needed now.

“Patients at our hospitals depend on blood donors to survive. We need the help of our donors and new donors today,” Keith said.

All donors receive a thank-you gift, and a mini-physical, including blood pressure, temperature, iron level and cholesterol screen.

Donors must be at least 17 or 16 with parental permission, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. A photo ID is needed.

LifeSouth’s donor center in Lecanto is located at 1241 S Lecanto Hwy. LifeSouth’s bloodmobiles will also be out at many locations in coming days.

For additional information call LifeSouth toll-free at 888-795-2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.