IT IS BEAR/WILDLIFE and TICK SEASON!
This is a timely reminder that at this time of year, bears and other wildlife are frequently seen throughout both Peninsulas. When the District receives a report of a sighting, we take necessary precautions at our schools within the area, such as increased awareness of supervisory staff during passing time, lunch breaks and recess. We encourage families to be alert when walking to and from bus stops. Please refer to the Department of Wildlife link for talking points and additional information.
ANOTHER CONCERN IS TICK BITES...
In addition, students and parents need to be aware about ticks.
When working, playing, camping, or walking in a tick habitat (wooded, brushy, or grassy places), a few simple precautions can reduce your chance of being bitten.
* Check yourself, your children, and pets thoroughly for ticks. Carefully inspect areas around the head, neck, ears, under arms, between legs, and back of knees. Look for what may appear like a new freckle or a speck of dirt.
* Shower or bathe (preferably within 2 hours after being in a tick habitat) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you.
*Contact your doctor if you believe your child has been bitten by a tick.