Steamboat Briefs: Strawberry Park school absences drop to 80 |

Steamboat Briefs: Strawberry Park school absences drop to 80

Pilot & Today Staff

Absences at Strawberry Park Elementary School dropped to 80 students Thursday after 106 students were home sick the previous day, said Dot Haberlan, of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association. That’s 16 percent of the student body.

At Soda Creek Elementary School, 26 students, or nearly 6 percent of the student body, were absent Thursday. At Steamboat Springs Middle School, 22 students were home sick, about 4 percent. And at the high school, only eight students, or 1 percent, missed school.

Haberlan said only one teacher was absent because of illness Thursday. She said students who were sick continue to have a variety of illnesses.

Steamboat homecoming tickets available today

Tickets for the Steamboat Springs High School homecoming football game are available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the high school’s office. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children kindergarten through high school. The Sailors play Rifle at 7 p.m.

6-week parenting class set to begin next week

A six-week Partners in Parenting course starts Monday. Psychologist Kristen Race leads the course. Child care drop-off is at 5:30 p.m., and the class is 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Commissioners Hearing Room on the third floor of historic Routt County Courthouse at Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. The $60 cost includes child care and dinner. Call Stephanie at 870-5270.

VNA offering tools to kick nicotine habits

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Colorado Quit Line can help residents quit their nicotine habit. Call Liz at the VNA at 875-1882. Free counseling, patches and gum are available through 1-800-QUIT-NOW or