Get Involved and Stay Informed (05-03-2016)
Good evening, Principal Olivero here with your weekly school update.
Just a reminder, all parent representatives for all booster groups that fund raise are expected to attend an important meeting tonight in the media center at 6:30 pm. We will be discussing fundraising for the 2016-17.
As you may know by now, our Centurions have started AP testing and it’s important that we make sure students get enough sleep and come to school with a nutritional meal. AP testing will be happening over the next two weeks.
Please remember the Taste of the Triangle is this Friday night, May 6th, at the UCSD Faculty Club. Visit the uc-educate.org for more information.
This next topic we need everyone’s participation and help. On Sunday, May 22nd, UCHS has agreed to host Eric Parades SAVE A LIFE FOUNDATION. What is this? Each year the EP Foundation travels to different parts of California to screen students for possible Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). While many athletes and students routinely get a physical from a nurse or primary doctor, most health care facilities DO NOT screen for SCA. The statistics show that 1 in 100 students will be found to be at risk of SCA. However, because these screenings are rarely done, a condition in which a student could be facing goes undiagnosed. In turn, SCA is the number one killer for student athletes.
Several years ago, I asked that UCHS be considered a place to house the SCA screening for our young people in the UC community. To think that we could possible save a life by being proactive was enough for me to say yes- to asking the group to come to our community.
Please know the screening is completely non-invasive (no needles or x-ray exposure).
So here is how I need your help to save a life! First, I need for you to have your student screened on May 22nd. The hours are between 9am to 3 pm and it will be held in the activity room at UCHS. Second, I need for you to volunteer by helping a few hours. We are expecting over 1000 students during this time and we need help assisting the health professionals who will be on hand to perform the screenings. At this time, we need over 75 volunteers. Normally, I would not commit to us finding so many people on a Sunday, but thought if any school can pull together support, it’s the UC community.
I know you are asking, where do I sign up my student, and where do I sign up to volunteer? The answer is on the front page of the school’s website under School News. Thank you all in advance for getting behind this important day and event for our UC community.