Dear Students and Parents,
I am anxiously awaiting the first day of school on August 24, 2020 to see all of your faces. It has been a long five months away from the school and classroom. I hope that you are all ready to return and to have some familiarity back in our lives. While this school year will look very different from the past, it is important to know that we are here for you and ready to give you all the best education possible!
Let me take a second to introduce myself for those that are new to my class. My name is Stephanie Taddeo and I teach Health Occupations here at Belleview High School. This is my 7th year teaching at BHS; however, my years of experience teaching go far beyond that. I am originally from Miami, Florida and moved here to Marion County almost 10 years ago. I received my Bachelors of Science degree from Florida International University and my Masters of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University. I live in Belleview, Florida with my husband and four children who are a senior, sophomore, and freshman here at Belleview High, and my fifth grader will have one more year at Dr. NH Jones before starting his journey in the Belleview schools.
Let me tell you about a few changes that have occurred here at Belleview High School due to the pandemic.
- Masks are required to be worn at school and in the classroom. Social distancing is not possible in the classroom due to the size of the room and the amount of students, therefore ALL student will have to wear their masks at ALL times.
- One-direction hallways are being enforced to keep the flow of traffic one-way to decrease the chance of direct and indirect contact. In order to reach downstairs classrooms, all students must walk up the stairs in the front of the buildings, go through the upstairs of the building, and walk down the back staircase and into the bottom floors.
- Due to the one-way traffic, change of class time has increased to 6 minutes. Students will now have 6 minutes to get from one class to another.
- We will have block scheduling every day this year. A blue day is periods 1-3-5 and white day is 2-4-6. The first day of school will be a BLUE day so you will report to ONLY your 1, 3, and 5 period classes.
- Extra lunches have been added to our schedule to decrease the amount of student in the cafeteria at any one time. Your lunch could be different based on your 3rd and 4th If you have Health Science during your 3rd or 4th period, then you will have D lunch, which is the last lunch of the day. This lunch will begin at 1:05 and end at 1:30.
- Social distancing will be required in locations that it is possible. For example, the cafeteria will only be allowed to sit two students at each table to stay 6 feet apart. Your classrooms you may noticed have desks spread out as much as possible to limit and chance of exposure.
Please remember that all of these changes are to protect you and me. These safety measures will help keep us safe if followed properly. If you have any questions please reach out to me. My email is Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
I also use the remind app that I highly encourage students and parents to sign up for.
Allied Health Skills (CNA) – text @ahstaddeo to 81010
Allied Health Assisting is the third class in the Health Science sequence of courses. The program provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for future education or entry-level careers in health science. Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology or Health Science I and Health Science II before taking Allied Health Skills.
This class provides CNA training with instruction that prepares students to sit for the CNA certification after turning 18 or graduating from high school. The testing is through Florida State Board of Nursing/Prometrics. Shadowing hours are a requirement for this course as well and students are responsible for transportation of themselves only to and from the shadowing locations. This year our shadowing is currently on hold. We are hoping to be able to shadow in the spring semester; however, currently we are unable to shadow.
CNA preparation, including reading, workbook, projects, and passing of tests and quizzes will be rigorous and on a fast and tight schedule first semester. Skills will be taught in the classroom lab. Most of the students have obtained a pair of scrubs the following year; scrubs will be required for this class. Although they are not required on a daily basis, they will be required on certain days throughout the year.
Supplies needed for this course are: a roll paper towels, one box of latex (nitrile) free gloves, one 4 or 6 inch ACE wrap, and Last Name that starts with A-E – Twin sheet (non-fitted): F-M – Fitted twin sheet: O-Z – Pillowcase
A few classroom expectations are:
- Be Respectful
- Be on time
- Be Responsible
- Be Prepared
- Try your best
Thank you for taking the time to read this information and for being an involved parent. I hope to hear from you and look forward to August 24 to see your child in class. I am confident that despite all of these changes and hurdles, we will have a successful year!