Off to a Great Start!

RCS students and staff have returned to the routine of teaching, learning, and growing as a school community.  Children need teachers to educate them and they also need their family to support their learning.  Providing a healthy breakfast, 8 to 9 hours of sleep,  and assist and support for homework are just a few of the ways parents can help their children learn.

Practicing good hygiene habits are another way to help your child prepare for every school day. With the start of the new school year, parents need to remind their children about the importance of hand-washing and how to do it properly. We work very hard to at school to teach and reinforce this simple valuable habit.

Hand-washing is the best way to prevent many types of infections, and is especially important after using the bathroom and before eating. Germs get left everywhere! Good hand hygiene practices help prevent catching colds and respiratory viral infections, stomach bugs and diarrhea, as well as MRSA [methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus] and other skin infections. Make hand hygiene a practice you and your family practice every day.

Parents should explain to children why it’s important to wash their hands, and should set a good example by following a hand-washing routine at home. Tell children it’s especially important to wash their hands after using the bathroom, after sneezing or blowing their nose, and before eating.

Teach children to wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If they use hand sanitizer, they should rub it over all the surfaces of their hands and fingers until their hands are dry.

There is so much for children to learn and do at school. Children need all the help we can give them.

Hope your year is healthy and rewarding!