Colrain Central School News

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Jan. 14, 2022

News & Announcements

  • I appreciate everyone's understanding and flexibility as we navigated yet another glitch by having to close classrooms this week. I know how difficult this is for everyone and appreciate your patience as we continue to battle this pandemic and all of the ripple effects associated with it.
  • Mrs. White is currently out on leave for a non-COVID related medical issue. She will not be in the office or responding to emails until the latter part of March. I am currently working on hiring a long-term substitute to fill in for her, but will be juggling both my office and hers until that person is in place. I appreciate your patience with me as I do this as we all know that it's really Mrs. White that holds our school together!
  • I am pleased to announce that we have hired Ms. Val Lively as our new Special Education teacher, filling the position created when Ms. Steward left. Ms. Lively has many years' experience as a SE teacher, most recently at Hawlemont Regional. Prior to working at Hawlemont, she taught for many years at Heath. She will begin at Colrain on January 31st. We look forward to having her join our school community.
  • 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.
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upcoming events

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

1/19: 1:50 dismissal

1/26: 1:50 dismissal

2/1: 1:50 dismissal

2/9: 1:50 dismissal

2/16: Lockdown drill

2/21-2/25: No school for February break

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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