Archive March 2016


A Superintendent’s Guide to Keeping Kids Infection Free During Gym Class

You knew it was going to be a good day when you walked into P.E. and…   A rainbow-colored parachute was spread out across the gymnasium floor Scooter boards were waiting to launch you from one end of the gym to another Tumbling mats covered the gym floor for an hour of acrobatics Mini tennis…

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Gym Germs: Mats are a Hot Spot for Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week. One way to do that is to hit the gym to improve cardiovascular health, build muscle, relieve stress, improve self-confidence, and alleviate anxiety. But you can pick up some other things at the gym…

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[Infographic] 8 Ways to Keep Kids Healthy at School

During cold and flu season it seems nearly impossible to keep your family healthy, especially in homes with elementary school children. Every parent knows that rest, exercise and good eating habits can help strengthen their child’s immune system, but sometimes that isn’t quite enough. We wanted to share a few tips to help you keep…

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Don’t Wrestle Around the Issue: Mat Herpes

Blake Flovin’s face is covered by a severe red rash. It’s herpes gladiatorum (mat herpes), a highly contagious virus that is spread by direct skin-to-skin contact and discovered most often among athletes. Blake contracted the virus during a recent tournament at San Jose’s Independence High School, and he is now pleading with officials to postpone…

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Janitorial Services that Yield Germ Free Learning Environments

In school districts, janitorial services bidding often comes down to getting the best service for the lowest price. What if a cleaning company could offer more than swept hallways and empty trash cans? Hi-Tec Building Services offers Surface Shield, an optional and affordable service that goes beyond cleaning. Surface Shield is a groundbreaking technology that…

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