ECC News

March 29, 2021

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The ECC Will Light It Up Blue on Friday, April 2nd for World Autism Day!

Please join us as we celebrate World Autism Day! We will be wearing blue - will you? Send photos of your families in blue and we will post it to our Facebook Page!

Binax Testing Information

The Wachusett Regional School District is offering rapid COVID-19 testing using the Abbott BinaxNow COVID-19 antigen test. Testing will be offered to students and staff who develop symptoms during the school day. The goal of in-school testing is to quickly identify and isolate COVID-19 positive individuals so our school community remains as safe as possible. This is one tool WRSD will use to mitigate the impact of COVID within the school community. Participation in this program is voluntary.

What to Expect: If a student or staff develops symptoms during the school day, the school nurse will complete an assessment. For a symptomatic student, the school nurse will contact their parent/guardian, describe the symptoms, and offer the BinaxNow COVID-19 test.

COVID -19 Symptoms

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

Parents/guardians who wish for their child(ren) to participate will register for Project Beacon online, using the links below before the test is administered. Registration can be completed at any time. Registration includes; setting up an account, supplying demographic information, as well as consent to test and to report results.



This test is a screening tool. Participation is voluntary,
and there is no cost to participants to have the test done.

Results and Follow-Up: BinaxNow COVID-19 test results will be available within 30 minutes. Your school nurse will then help you navigate through the next steps of care based on the individual's symptoms and test result.

  1. Online Registration Instructions

  2. Abbott BinaxNOW Antigen Test for Symptomatic Individuals - Consent for Student/Staff Test

  3. BinaxNow Test Information

  4. BinaxNow Result Treatment Plan

No Food/Drink on Vans

A friendly reminder that no food or drinks are allowed on vans. This is to keep all of our students safe. Please be sure that backpacks are out of reach of students.

The Friends of the ECC

Our school's PTO group met this month and talked about some upcoming initiatives that we will be working on. Fundraising events coming up may include: Scholastic Book Fair (virtual), Pizza Night at a local restaurant (take-out/delivery options), spring mini photo portrait sessions and more! The Friends of the ECC have started to plan some fun student enrichment activities including visits from our local police, fire and safety departments (with their trucks!) We welcome any and all support from our ECC community. Our next meeting (held virtually) will be April 14th at 6:00PM. Please join us!

Meeting ID

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines during drop off and pick up. Please park in designated parking spaces to allow for cars to move in and out of the parking lot safely. While we love our furry friends, please keep your pets in your cars during this busy time of day. Thank you!

Important Dates and Upcoming Events

  • April 14th at 6:00PM - Friends of the ECC virtual meeting
  • April 18th - PTO - Photo Session Fundraiser (more information coming!) - Moved to this fall!
  • April 19th - 23rd - April Recess - No School
  • May 6th and 7th - School Pictures (more information coming!)

Social Emotional Learning

Here are a few links for families to check out for social emotional and behavior regulation strategies and supports to use at home:

Thanks Miss Jessica for sharing!

We've Got School Spirit!

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