Wellness Committee

Meeting Dates

Meetings for the upcoming 2022/2023 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

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

December 14, 2021 

Community presentation 7:00pm Virtual  

January 25, 2022

Agenda - Google Meet

Meeting Minutes

March 22, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

April 26, 2022

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2022

Community Event - Mindfulness and the Media by MPY  
June 14, 2022 Administrative Meeting

Meeting Minutes

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
 

When it is required to mask up:
Masks are still required in the health office per state regulations. A mask will be provided when entering the health office when needed.
When an individual tests positive for COVID, they can return to school on Day 6 with strict masking through Day 10 when indoors.
Close contacts who are not vaccinated can also return to school on Day 6 with strict masking through Day 10 when indoors. It is recommended to get tested when notified of exposure, and again on Day 5.
When it is recommended to mask up:
Individuals with health conditions that puts them at increased risk for severe illness
Close contacts who are vaccinated and asymptomatic for 10 days following exposure
Individuals with symptoms that have not yet fully resolved 

COVID Protocol
If your child is a close contact outside of school and is NOT fully vaccinated, they must follow the quarantine protocol.  If your child tests positive for COVID, they must follow the isolation protocol.  Please inform the school nurse as well. Please refer to https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/on-desktop/protocols/ for the protocols.

Just a reminder- If your student is sick, please keep them home. Call the school nurse at 978-486-3959 x2 to report illness and receive guidance. For COVID/cold/flu/strep symptoms, a COVID test is required. Lately with the Omicron variant, many start with a minor symptom like a sore throat or headache or nasal congestion, then it can progress to fatigue, fever, or cough. There have been numerous reports of a 2-3 day lag for rapid tests to turn positive after symptoms start. The recommendation would be to test on the first day of symptom(s), if negative, then test again 2-3 days later.  If the result remains negative and symptoms have much improved, your child may return to school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wellness Resources

Care Solace

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Littleton Public Schools. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365

Visit Care Solace Littleton and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Disclaimer:
The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.

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

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

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