SLPS Supports March of Dimes March for Babies

SLPS Supports March of Dimes March for Babies

Students and teachers from St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) along with private pre-kindergarten partners rallied in the month of January to collect dimes in support of March of Dimes March for Babies. On Wednesday, students and teachers convened at Lawnwood Stadium to run the track in segments. Collectively, the segments represented the distance of the total number of dimes collected if they were to be placed side-by-side. 58,880 dimes were collected! In distance, that equates to approximately 2.5 miles; in dollars, that equates to $5,880.00.

As children populated the track, they were greeted by Curious George and each participating school received a copy of Curious George to add to their classroom library. The books were donated by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SLPS’s partner in education.

The March of Dimes organization was founded by President Roosevelt to defeat the crippling disease of polio. In 1979, polio was eradicated from the United States. The polio vaccine was only the beginning. The March of Dimes has helped stamp out rubella, pushed for regionalized newborn intensive care, and much more. They are currently working hard to find treatments and preventions for birth defects and premature births.

Pictured are, Superintendent Genelle Z. Yost and event coordinator, Dr. Mary Huffstetter.

 

New School Visitor System

In an effort to continually improve the safety and security of your children, St. Lucie Public Schools will be using a new visitor management system called Raptor beginning February 17th.

All campus visitors, including parents and alumni, will need to have their driver’s license or military ID available.

The Raptor system accesses a national database, preventing anyone who should not be on our campus from gaining access. No one will be allowed to be on campus without a picture ID badge printed up by the Raptor system.

The first time you submit your ID, this sophisticated system takes about one minute to process. The next time you sign in will be a much shorter process.

Thank you for your patience as we implement this important new security procedure!