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Big Bear, CA, February 8, 2013 – According to Kurt Madden, Superintendent of the Bear Valley Unified School District, all schools in the school district will be closed today due to ongoing law enforcement investigation, and the uncertainty about the whereabouts of Chris Dorner,   District offices will be...

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No Students Will Be Dismissed From Schools Without Parent/Guardian Pick-Up

Big Bear, CA, February 7, 2013 – The Bear Valley Unified School District has retracted their statement to allow parents to call Big Bear High School to release students who drive themselves to and from school.  Instead, ALL students will be kept safe and supervised at each of the school sites until a parent, guardian or authorized adult on record is able to retrieve their child from school.  Buses will not be operating to transport students home this...

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School Buses Will Not Be Running This Afternoon; Parents Must Pick Up Students at School Sites

Big Bear, CA, February 7, 2013 – According to Walter Con of the Bear Valley Unified School District, school buses will not be transporting students home from school sites this afternoon.  Parents are encouraged to pick up their students at school sites.  Students will only be released to parents, guardians or authorized adults on record at the school site.  Big Bear High School students who drive themselves to and from school will need to have their parent call the high school to allow dismissal of the student at 585-6892 or go to the school site to release the student.  Students will be kept at all school sites until parents or guardians are able to retrieve...

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Heavy School Backpacks May Lead To Injuries

Big Bear City, CA, August 20, 2012, 3:00pm – Children are back in school, and many are heading to school with over-loaded backpacks that can cause injury. According to research, about 50% of children have experienced at least one episode of low back pain, with 15% reporting frequent or continual pain. Research also indicates that this may be due to the improper use of backpacks and the excessive weight of books they carry. To make sure your kids don’t end up with chronic back and spine problems, there are some things you can do. 1. To avoid injury, the weight of the backpack should be less than 10-15% of a child’s body weight. 2. Check the straps – wide straps help carry the weight, and narrow straps can pinch a nerve. If there is a waist strap, use it to help balance the load. 3. Use a lightweight or feather-light, Nylon Bag not a heavy, fancy leather pack – the bag should be as light as possible so you don’t add weight from the bag itself. 4. Avoid the popular messenger bags that are slung over the shoulder – they can cause spine misalignment. 5. Look for rolling packs with wheels so kids can roll the weight, not carry it. 6. Lift it properly – teach children to bend at the knees and lift with their legs. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31648.mp3|titles=School Backpack Tips...

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