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Many of the students at the UFT Charter School are not getting enough sleep. Sometimes they fall asleep in the classroom or are very irritable.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, sleep recommendations for school-age children and teenagers have changed and kids might not be getting enough rest.
The National Sleep Foundation found that kids who do not get enough sleep do not do as well in school and tend to have more behavior problems. Kids who do not rest well are at risk for obesity, frequent illness and autoimmune problems, too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends elementary school-age kids get 10 to 11 hours of sleep until they are 10 years old or older, after that they need 8.5 to 9.25 hours daily.
One of the most helpful ways to help children sleep is to establish a regular bedtime. A restful environment without much noise and light is also a good thing. Many kids stay up to watch TV. Parents need to help their children schedule TV viewing so that it ends before their bedtime.
The information was taken from an article written by Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and edited by the Counseling Department.
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INFORMATION REGARDING SCHOOL BUS DELAYS FOR k-8 WYONA CAMPUS STUDENTS
January 2, 2014
Effective December 31, the Atlantic Bus Company and affiliated companies (Amboy, Staten Island Bus and Atlantic Queens Bus) are no longer providing school bus service for all NYC schools. All bus routes operated by Atlantic Bus Company in the past will now be operated by other bus companies.
on the OPT website to find contact information on the bus company that will now provide service for your child’s route, and to confirm the route number that your child is assigned.
As these bus companies begin providing service, please be aware of the following:
- The name painted on the bus may be different, or the bus may still be identified as an Atlantic Express Company bus; please check the route number in the window to confirm that your child is being placed on the correct bus;
- You may know the driver and/or attendant on the bus, or the driver and/or attendant may be new;
- The bus should arrive at the regular stop at the regular time. However, if a bus is late please contact OPT at 718-392-8855 as soon as possible to report the lateness and to find out about the status of the route.
We thank you for your patience as this transition takes place. As always, please feel free to contact us if you should have any questions or concerns.
Ms. Michelle Bodden-White, School Leader