Staying Connected

January 18, 2021

Welcome Back Students!

We have certainly missed our in person students and they are without a doubt, the marshmallows to our cocoa! We're looking forward to welcoming back the students on Tuesday!
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If a Member of Your Household is Sick

In person learning is our priority for students and it takes everyone's commitment to make this a reality. If anyone in the household is displaying Covid symptoms, please do not send your child or children to school until an alternate diagnosis from a doctor or negative test results are received. If there is even the slightest chance that someone in your house has COVID, do not risk the entire classroom by sending your child in.


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:


Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea


While in school, we are taking every precaution, keeping people six feet apart, wearing masks, and constantly washing hands or using hand sanitizer. The safety and wellbeing of the school community is a priority. Consider this, your child missing a few days due to what you see as an abundance of caution might mean that we can offer in person learning for weeks longer! We really have to all be in this together.


Please call the school office to report your child's absence at 569-6598. Feel free to ask to speak to one of our school nurses if you have any questions.

Student Pictures for the School Yearbook

Although we have not been able to plan for student school pictures at this time, we are working around this to create a school yearbook. With in person students returning this week, our yearbook coordinator, Christine Greco, will be taking student's pictures outside the school building this Wednesday and Friday. This will allow for the removal of masks. The teachers have been asked to sign up for a time on one of these days. If you do not want your child photographed, please inform us at 569-6598.


Look for another communication to be sent tomorrow with the day your child will be photographed. For our remote students, we will communicate our plans for getting their pictures in the future.

Update on Influenza Vaccine Requirement

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is removing the requirement for flu vaccination for attendance in childcare/preschool, primary, secondary and postsecondary education. Preliminary data show that this has been a mild flu season to date, presumably as people have received their seasonal flu vaccine and have been adhering to mask-wearing and social distancing due to COVID-19. Given the intensive Commonwealth-wide efforts regarding COVID-19 vaccination, DPH wants to alleviate the burden to obtain flu vaccination and focus on continuing our COVID -19 vaccination efforts.

DPH continues to strongly recommend that everyone age six months and older receive their seasonal flu vaccine each year. ​

Mrs. Anderson's class filled their marble jar with acts of kindness! To celebrate, the students chose PJ and Stuffed Animal Day!

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