Counseling Newsletter January

Ms. Thomas and Ms. Santiago

Germs and Snow

Please do you best to be present at school! Attendance contributes to grades a great deal. We understand sicknesses to occur. Below are the guidelines to which you should stay home if you are ill.



General Guidelines for School Attendance

The goal of North Middlesex Regional Schools is to strive for excellent attendance. There are times when your child may not be perfectly healthy, but is able to participate in normal school activities. We would encourage your child to attend on those days. If you feel it is questionable that your child will make it through a full day of school, please send a note in to the school nurse with numbers where you can be reached. Please keep your child home from school if they display any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more, and until the child has had a normal temperature for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

  • Vomiting or diarrhea during the night or in the morning before school

  • Uncontrollable or infectious (congested) cough

  • Abdominal/stomach pain lasting more than 2 hours

  • Rash of unknown cause

  • Signs of infection of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, skin or scalp. For example: conjunctivitis or pink eye, open sores in mouth, untreated strep throat, impetigo or open weeping wounds, lice and/or presence of nits (eggs) or scabies.

  • If on antibiotics for less than 24 hours for infectious conditions such as strep throat, conjunctivitis or impetigo

These are general guidelines and the School Nurse reserves the right to dismiss students who are possibly contagious or too ill/injured to participate in the school.

Please make sure both the Health Office and the Main Office have current contact information for parents and another adult who can assume responsibility for the child if a parent cannot be reached.


Parents are responsible for notifying the nurse of their child’s significant illness, contagious disease, medical conditions, medications and/or allergies.


Please remember to call the absent line at your child's school to report his/her illness.


Snow Days and Extended learning- Below is from the NMRSD District website regarding snow.


On Monday, October 22, 2018, The North Middlesex Regional School Committee approved the District Leadership Team and the Extended Learning Committee’s recommendation to implement a second pilot year of the Extended Learning Program. The second year pilot’s Extended Learning will be implemented for any called snow/inclement weather days after the first five-canceled snow days are added to the end of the calendar during 2018-2019 school year. This will allow the last day of the 2018-2019 school year not to exceed Wednesday, June 19, 2019.

Private Schools and Nashoba Tech

Private school applications are due to NMS before Jan 15, 2019. Nashoba Tech Interviews are Friday Jan 18, 2019. Students need to apply online before the interview date to participate. Refer to the December Newsletter on Interview tips and what to wear.

Nissitissit Basketball Schedule

Go catch a game and support your fellow students! Home games at Nissitissit are free to attend!


Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Ayer Shirley RSD Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Ayer Shirley RSD Nissitissit Middle School

Thursday, Dec 13, 2018

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS Hawthorne Brook Middle School, Townsend

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS Hawthorne Brook Middle School, Townsend

Tuesday, Dec 18, 2018

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Sky View Middle Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Sky View Middle Nissitissit Middle School

Thursday, Dec 20, 2018

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. West Boylston West Boylston Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. West Boylston West Boylston Middle School

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2019

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Samoset Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Samoset Nissitissit Middle School

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Groton-Dunstable Middle School Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Groton-Dunstable Middle School Nissitissit Middle School

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Tyngsborough Middle Tyngsboro Middle School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Tyngsborough Middle Tyngsboro Middle School

Thursday, Jan 10, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Ayer Shirley RSD Ayer Shirley Middle

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Ayer Shirley RSD Ayer Shirley Middle

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS Nissitissit Middle School

Thursday, Jan 17, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Sky View Middle Sky View Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Sky View Middle Sky View Middle School

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. West Boylston Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. West Boylston Nissitissit Middle School


Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Samoset Samoset Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Samoset Samoset Middle School

Thursday, Jan 31, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Groton-Dunstable Middle School Groton-Dunstable Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Groton-Dunstable Middle School Groton-Dunstable Middle School

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game3:30PM Nissitissit vs. Tyngsborough Nissitissit Middle School

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game4:45PM Nissitissit vs. Tyngsborough Nissitissit Middle School

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019

Basketball: Boys Nissitissit Game5:00PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS North Middlesex Regional High School

Basketball: Girls Nissitissit Game6:30PM Hawthorne Brook vs. Nissitissit MS North Middlesex Regional High School