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    Our COVID-19 Health Guidelines

    We are excited to be returning to full in-person learning for the 2021–2022 school year. The following guidelines and instructions are based on guidance from the MA DPH and DESE. Please review our nurses' Guidelines for Covid-19 and procedures regarding our COVID-19 Testing & Quarantine. These outline scenarios if staff or students are exposed to or test positive for COVID-19.

    For any medical issue your teen might have, including surgery, illness, exposure to a Covid Positive individual, or if they need to be tested or have been tested for COVID-19, you MUST notify our school nurses and NOT the academic or shop teachers. 

    Fever & Symptoms
    We ask that if your child has a fever ≥ 100 ̊F and/or symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, a new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea that you keep your child home from school. Some symptoms of COVID-19 are the same as the flu, a bad cold, or bad allergies. Please do not assume it is another condition. When in doubt, keep your child home.

    We understand it is impossible to get through a school year without illness. For this reason, our Nurse's Office has established a Health Line (508-529-7758 x3006) as an additional resource for parents/guardians to call before school hours (6:15 to 7:15 a.m.) and discuss any symptoms your child may be experiencing and whether they should come to school or not. We acknowledge that this time frame is too late for those students who get on the bus early. When in doubt, keep your student home. For these families, you can call the Nurse's Office any time after 8:00 a.m. to further discuss and have questions answered.

    Illness at School
    For students who become ill at school and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, they will be in a separate part of the health suite, away from any staff or students who do not have ill-appearing symptoms. Please make sure your “Emergency Contact” information is up-to-date in iPASS and with the Nurses' Office so that if your child is dismissed due to illness, it can be done promptly.

        Thank you for your help and patience during this challenging time.