Corvias Military Living is committed to making your homes and neighborhoods the best it can be. This year Corvias took one more step towards that goal, with the opening of our neighborhood parks.
I hope that during these summer months you have taken the opportunity to enjoy these beautiful parks. Even though it seems as though summer has just started, it is almost over and school is beginning in just a few short weeks. As our children prepare to head back to the classroom, we would like to ask all residents to be on the lookout for children on their way to and from school. I encourage everyone to read the back to school safety tips in this edition of the newsletter.
Also, has your contact information changed? We ask that you update your contact information with the community office regularly. It is important to update any change in your duty assignment, change in rank or change in family members. This information is critical should our office need to contact you and your family in the event of an emergency.
As always, thank you and your family for your dedicated service to preserving our way of life.
Residents should be mindful of increased vehicle, bike and pedestrian traffic as the 2016-2017 school season begins. Below are the top Back-to-School safety tips from safekids.org:
Reminders for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas and school zones.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- When parking vehicles in driveways, do not block sidewalks.
Reminders for school children:
- For their safety, children should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars.
- Make sure they always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them.
- Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.
- Walk in groups of three or more.
We wish you a safe and fun school year!
If you’re working or playing outside under the hot August sun, you know that staying cool can be a challenge. It’s vital to your safety, of course, so take the proper steps to keep the heat from striking you down:
Water- Drink lots of it. Keep a water bottle handy in a shaded location so it doesn’t get too warm, and try to drink at least a cup every 20 minutes, whether you feel thirsty or not.
Shade-Avoid direct exposure to the sun when possible. Look for areas that aren’t already hot from sunlight earlier in the day, and where breezes can cool the air somewhat. Remember your sunscreen.
Break- Schedule regular breaks so everyone has a chance to cool down, get some water, and recover from the heat.
Acclimation- The body can learn to adapt to hot conditions, but don’t force it. Build up your tolerance for heat by gradually extending the amount of time you are in the sun.
Buddies- Keep an eye on your friends and family, and ask them to watch you for any signs of heat-related illness. People often don’t recognize the symptoms quickly enough.
A typical family consumes 182 gallons of soda, 29 gallons of juice, 104 gallons of milk, and 26 gallons of bottled water a year. That's a lot of containers -- make sure they're recycled!
Corvias Military Living provides 24-hour maintenance services for all resident needs. If something in a home needs immediate attention the maintenance staff is available after normal business hours for emergencies. Call 661-385-6051 day or night, for any maintenance issues. Also, work orders may be submitted on the website.
Work order classification
Emergency – Response time in one hour or less with repairs completed in 24 hours. Response times may differ based on the particular issue or weather conditions. Some examples of maintenance emergencies include burst or frozen pipes, sewer back-up, electrical short or fire. An example of a weather related emergency would be the loss of heat during the winter months.
Urgent – Response time in 24-hours or less with repairs completed within five days. Urgent work is required to correct a condition that may become an emergency. Some examples include a broken garage door, a broken garbage disposal or a cracked window.
Routine – Response time in three business days with repairs completed within 15 days. Routine work is needed for an inconvenience that does not pose a hazard or potential hazard. This may include a broken drawer or towel bar.
Please contact the Community Office if you have any questions or concerns.
Come enjoy the Corvias Community Pool one last time for the 2017 pool season. The last day of operation for this pool season will be on Labor Day; Monday, September 4th.
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