Colrain Central School News

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Jan. 7, 2022

News & Announcements

  • This week we welcomed some new faces to our school community. Ms. Soper is filling in for Ms. Chmura while she's out on maternity leave (no baby yet!). Ms. Canaday is filling in in 5th grade while Ms. Norwood recovers from her knee surgery (she's gaining every day). And Mr. Green has joined us as our new music teacher. We are excited to have all these folks with us.
  • As many of you already know, today was Ms. Steward's last day with us. She has taken a position in the Sunderland district. We wish her all the best as she sets off on this new adventure. Ms. Steward, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to our school community. I hope to be able to announce her replacement next week.
  • Please remember to update your child's vaccination information with Nurse Viney. If your child has received the Covid vaccine, please make sure you get the documentation to her office as soon as possible. It's important that she have that information as protocols are different for close contacts and testing for those who are fully vaccinated and those who are not.
  • If you have not yet done so, please take two minutes to complete this very brief survey about our Service Learning initiative so we can serve our community better. This survey is open to anyone with an interest in what we're doing (family members, staff, community members, etc.). Thank you! https://forms.gle/QmcntPcfEPPTuS79A

Hello From Mr. Green

Hello Colrain!

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Mr. Green, and I will be taking over the music classes from Mrs. Fitzgerald. Although change can be challenging, especially in the middle of the year, I am very excited to be joining the family here. I am confident that the students and I will be forgiving of each other as we make this transition. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. I look forward to sharing my unique musical experiences and perspective with the community here, and know we have much to look forward to in the new year.

Yours in harmony,

Mr. Green

bgreen@mtrsd.org

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Community Engagement & Enrichment

There are a lot of exciting enrichment opportunities on the horizon for our students. Please be sure to check out the latest newsletter from Ms. Woof!

https://www.smore.com/s6ra2

upcoming events

1/11: LEC meeting

1/12: 1:50 dismissal

1/12: 6:30 School Committee MEeting

1/17: No school~Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1/19: 1:50 dismissal

1/26: 1:50 dismissal

News from Nurse Viney

Viney Vidal, School Nurse

COLRAIN CENTRAL SCHOOL

22 Jacksonville Road

Colrain, MA 01340

413-624-3076 fax:413-624-0176 vvidal@mtrsd.org


When to Keep Your Child Home and When to Send them Back to School

If your child has any one of the major symptoms or two of the minor symptoms listed below your child must remain home from school and follow return to school guidelines.

Major (1 or more)

  • Fever over 100.0 degrees

  • New muscle or body aches

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Minor (2 or more)

  • Body chills without fever that won’t go away

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Extreme fatigue with unknown cause

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose

  • Headache

  • Extreme nausea

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea (if only this symptom, they need to have no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 12 hours and be able to keep food and fluids down to return to school)

In order to return to school after exhibiting these COVID-19 symptoms one of the following must be met:

  • Your medical provider has determined a different illness than COVID-19 and cleared your student to return to school. Doctor’s note must be provided to the school nurse.

OR

  • You have a negative PCR test result done by a healthcare professional for COVID-19 AND significant improvement in symptoms. Results must be provided to the school nurse.

OR

  • At least 10 days have passed from first clinical symptoms AND

Student has been at least one day (24-hours) fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications (Tylenol/Ibuprofen) AND

Symptoms have greatly improved.

Thank you for helping to keep our school and community healthy. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Viney Vidal at 413-624-3076 or via email at vvidal@mtrsd.org.

Our website

Just a reminder that updated information can always be found at our website: https://colrain.mohawktrailschools.org/ and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/colraincentral