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 Schools and Parents: Partners for Healthy Kids
Itís a fact: Healthy kids equal better students. Protecting kids against infectious diseases such as the flu is a big part of that equation.
Our schools are doing their part. They help students learn age-appropriate health rules, such as regular hand-washing. Custodians clean our schools from front to back every day. School nurses ensure that our disease-prevention procedures are up to date. We separate, check and send home anyone who shows signs of illness at school.
Here are some things parents can do to protect their kids against infectious diseases:
  • Make sure they eat a balanced diet and get daily exercise.
  • Encourage regular hand-washing and discourage contact with sick people.
  • Keep a clean house.
  • Vaccinate kids against the flu.
  • Keep them home if they have a temperature of 100 or above, are vomiting, have a colored nasal discharge or have other flu-like symptoms.
Parents can find more tips for keeping kids healthy and fighting infections on the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information about the Ebola virus, an infectious disease that has emerged as a concern this fall, is available from the Oregon Public Health Division and Jackson County Public Health Services. Our School Board policy on communicable disease is available on the District website.
By working together to prevent infectious diseases, parents and schools can provide A Place for Every Kid.

From the Superintendent: Team Approach Guides Jefferson Elementary
Friday, November 14, 2014
As part of my initiative to serve schools, I have pledged to spend a day in each of our Districtís 19 schools during the first half of the academic year. On Thursday, November 6, I spent the day with Principal Rick Snyder, his staff and the students at Jefferson Elementary S  Read More...
Fall Sports Help Our Schools Provide a Place for Every Kid
Monday, November 10, 2014
Creating ďA Place for Every KidĒ is a top goal for the Medford School District. This fall, our high schools and middle schools helped 1,183 kids find their place in sports.   The four schools offered 52 competitive teams in six activities: cheer, cross country, footba  Read More...
From the Superintendent: Ruch School Fosters Community and Culture
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
As part of my initiative to serve schools, I have pledged to spend a day in each of our Districtís 19 schools during the first half of the academic year. On Friday, October 31, I spent the day with Principal Julie Barry, her staff and the students at Ruch Community School.   Read More...
Six Fall Sports Teams Rank in Top 10 Academically
Monday, November 03, 2014
Our high school athletes are winners in the classroom this fall. Six teams have earned Top 10 rankings in the Academic All-State competition sponsored by the Oregon School Activities Association.   North Medford High Schoolís girls soccer team led the way with a 3.94   Read More...
From the Superintendent: McLoughlin Engages & Supports Students
Thursday, October 30, 2014
As part of my initiative to serve schools, I have pledged to spend a day in each of our Districtís 19 schools during the first half of the academic year. On Tuesday, October 28, I spent the day with Principal Linda White, her staff and the students at McLoughlin Middle Schoo  Read More...
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Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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