Colrain Central School News

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Dec. 17, 2021

News & Announcements

  • I want to take a moment to honor Ms. Fitzgerald and her many, many years of service to students in our district. She has brought so much to our students including endless dances, introduction to new instruments, rousing songs from around the world, performances both here at our school and district wide, and many magical, musical memories. There is no doubt that she will be leaving a large hole and big shoes to fill. We wish her all the best in her retirement and hope she comes back to visit every now and then! We will welcome Mr. Green as our new music teacher after break.
  • When picking up your child in the pickup line at the end of the day, please remember to wait until the cars in front of you leave before you move. We've had a few instances of a car pulling out and going around the car in front of them. We do not want anyone to get hurt, so please wait in line, even if your child has been loaded into the car.
  • 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.
  • Colrain Central School is in our fourth year of our service-learning initiative. We'd like to improve our communication about all our amazing work. Please take two minutes to complete this very brief survey 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!
  • As I mentioned last week, Ms. Tina has received a grant that will allow us to provide free snacks to all students beginning in January. After winter break we will be providing snacks made of fresh fruits & vegetables to all students. Ms. Tina has been collected a wide variety of recipes that she's excited about sharing with the students. We encourage you not to pack a snack for your child after winter break as they will not be allowed to be eaten during the snack break. We are hoping this will be financially helpful to students and will encourage students to try new foods.

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!

upcoming events

12/23: 12:30 dismissal

12/24-1/2: Winter Break

1/11: LEC meeting

1/12: 1:50 dismissal

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


22 Jacksonville Road

Colrain, MA 01340

413-624-3076 fax:413-624-0176

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.


  • 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.


  • 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
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