Wellness Committee

Meeting Dates

Meetings for the upcoming 2021/2022 School Year will begin in person. To be held the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm at the LHS Library Seminar Room. Depending on the State guidelines, we may have Google Meets and/or in person meetings. 

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes

September 21, 2021

Administrative Meeting  

October 26, 2021

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November 30, 2021 or December 1, 2021 ( tentative)

Community presentation  

January 25, 2022

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March 22, 2022

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April 26, 2022

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May 24, 2022

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June 14, 2022 Administrative Meeting

 

Co-Chairs of The Wellness Committee
Meredith Perry - mperry@littletonps.org
Natalie Croteau - ncroteau@littletonps.org
* If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Meredith Perry or Natalie Croteau.
 
News from the Nurse

 

SEASONAL FLU CLINIC SCHEDULE FROM NASHOBA Board of Health

NBOH will provide flu clinics throughout the district in October. NBOH will be using an online registration system. To access it, go to Nashoba Board of Health or open the attachment NABH 2021 Flu Clinic and click on the registration link for the specific clinic and age group. Appointments are based upon the availability of vaccine, and walk-ins will be accepted as vaccine supplies allow; residents can attend any district clinic.

* The flu vaccine is free. Please bring your photo ID and insurance cards to the clinic.

COVID Test Sites:

Doctor's offices, Urgent Care sites, CVS, and Walgreens are starting to get backed up for tests. Please consider the list of Stop the spread sites below (free tests, appointment not necessary):

1) Lowell.
Lowell Covid Test Site
Drive-through service are available at the following times:
Monday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-2:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am-1:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am-1:00pm
Appointments can be reserved online at: lowellma.gov/covidtesting. 

2) Marlborough
Marlborough Covid Test Site
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-12pm
Please call 508-486-5809 for more information.

3) Lawrence
Lawrence Covid Test Site
Normal Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 8 am - 1 pm
More Information: 978-946-8409

*Just a reminder- If your student is sick, please keep them home. Call the school to report illness and receive guidance. 

Revised COVID-19 Symptoms List  (DESE released on 8/13/21):
Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff
should monitor themselves. Please note that students will be sent home and asked to quarantine and test for COVID if the following symptoms present:

COVID-19 symptoms list
• Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
* Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
 New loss of taste or smell
Muscle aches or body aches
Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
Headache when in combination with other symptoms
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

Unvaccinated individuals and any close contacts presenting these symptoms should follow testing and quarantine response protocols per school policy.
Vaccinated individuals who are not close contacts should follow the testing and quarantine response protocols if they are experiencing symptoms in bold. These individuals may also seek
clinical guidance to assess the need for PCR testing if they have other symptoms on this list.

COVID Scenario Flowchart:

Covid Scenario Flowchart 

If anyone in your family has tested postive for COVID or is considered a close contact, make sure to inform the nurse. This applies to remote as well as in person students.

Pooled Testing:
Remember, pooled testing is only a screening and is NOT intended for sick students or staff. It does not take the place of individual testing for a person with symptoms. The state health metrics is ticking up so we must not let our guard down! Please continue to follow mitigation strategies, including wearing a well-fitted facemask, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and avoid unnecessary travel.

If your child participated in pooled testing, you will be notified individually only if your child was a member in a positive pool. So remember, no news is good news!

If your child obtained a COVID test, please submit proof of your student’s negative COVID test
to the school nurse.

***Definition of a Fully Vaccinated Individual: A person is considered fully vaccinated if it has been a minimum of 14 days after receiving the 2nd dose in a 2-dose series vaccine (e.g. Pfizer or Moderna) or the single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen). 

COVID-19  Vaccination:
Use Vax Finder MA to search for appointments at pharmacies, health care providers and other community locations. 

COVID-19 Vaccine is approved by the FDA and CDC for ages 5-17: Children ages 5 and older are now able to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. This can help further protect your whole family against COVID-19. For more information about the Pfizer vaccine, including the vaccine fact sheet and vaccine safety for children, go to this link https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-vaccinations-for-children-ages-5-11. Please speak to your child’s doctor about their plans to administer the vaccine and raise any questions or concerns you have about the vaccine and your child. Use VaxFinder to search for an appointment to get the vaccine. Pediatrician offices are also carrying the COVID vaccine and hosting their own COVID vaccine clinics.Please refrain from providing proof of vaccine to the school nurse until both doses are administered, thank you.

People ages 12-17 can only receive the Pfizer vaccine while those 18+ may receive any vaccine brand. As a reminder, the COVID vaccine is free for all. More information, including finding a vaccine site, safety information, and helpful Q&As, is available at www.mass.gov/COVIDvaccine.
Sites offering walk-ins include:

  • CVS and Walgreens pharmacies
  • Lowell General Hospital - sheduling appts Monday-Wednesday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Vaccines for people who are homebound: If you know of someone who would like to receive a covid vaccine but can’t get to a clinic, please contact the Nashoba Board of Health at 978-772-3335 to arrange a visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellness Resources


See A New Sun Foundation Inc.
Jackie Zegowitz 
567 Newtown Rd
Littleton, MA 01460
978-486-4928.
jackiezegowitz@gmail.com
P.O. Box 1344
Littleton, MA 01460
www.4sans.org

Survivors of Suicide Loss
Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday
7 pm to 9 pm at First Church Unitarian
19 Foster St Littleton, MA 01460

William James College INTERFACE Helpline provides personalized counseling referrals matched for location, specialty and insurance or fee requirements and is is available to Littleton residents. INTERFACE is also available for Acton, Ashby, Ayer, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Dunstable, Groton, Harvard, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend and Westford. For Mental Health Resources and Referral call 617-332-3666 x1411 or 888-244-6843 x1411 Monday through Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. More information on their web site http://interface.williamjames.edu/

INTERFACE Referral Service

Littleton Coalition Against Addiction

The Littleton Coalition Against Addiction (LCAA) was created to raise awareness and provide resources and support for anyone struggling with drug dependency and addiction to opioids.  We also offer support and resources to friends and family members of anyone suffering from the disease of addiction.

We acknowledge that addiction is an illness and not a choice. We embrace anyone in need of help with compassion and an open mind.  Our mission is to empower people to seek treatment and provide them with the tools to achieve a successful recovery.

https://www.littletonma.org/littleton-coalition-against-addiction

Loaves and Fishes
Area Food Pantry
234 Barnum Rd, Devens, MA 01434
Loaves and Fishes

Mass Department of Public Health
Making Smoking History