Wellness Committee

Meeting Dates

Meetings for the upcoming 2020/2021 School Year will begin to be  held virtually via Google Meet. To be held the fourth Tuesday evening of each month at 7:00 pm. Depending on the guidelines, we may have Google Meets and/or in person meetings. 

Meeting Date Agendas Minutes

September 22, 2020

Agenda Meeting Minutes

October 27, 2020

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

November 

No meeting scheduled

 

December 

No meeting scheduled  

January 26, 2021

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

February 23, 2021

Feb 9, 2021 6:00pm Zoom presentation 

Dr. Christian-Brathwaite

Virtual Link forthcoming.

March 23, 2021

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

April 27, 2021

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2021

Agenda

Meeting Minutes

June 15, 2021 Administrative Meeting

Meeting Minutes

Co-Chairs of The Wellness Committee
Meredith Perry - mperrry@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

 

A Few Reminders:
Make sure to complete the Daily Symptom Checklist every morning prior to sending your child(ren) to school. If your child has ANY of the symptoms listed below, they should stay home, call the attendance line, and contact the school nurse. 

  • Temperature 100.0℉ or higher, chills or shaking chills
  • New onset of cough (if chronic allergic/asthmatic cough - a change from baseline)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Sore throat 
  • Headache (with other symptoms) 
  • Fatigue (with other symptoms)
  • Body or muscle aches 
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (with other symptoms)
  • New onset of loss of taste or smell

*For recess and gym time, please remember to send in a water bottle. For cool or windy days , please also send in a jacket or sweatshirt.

Seasonal Allergies:
Many symptoms of allergies mimic common symptoms of COVID-19. With Spring and the accompanying seasonal allergies quickly approaching, consider starting any allergy medication now to lessen the severity of symptoms once they begin
For more tips on seasonal allergy management please visit: Seasonal Allergy Management

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.
You may still give consent for your child to be included in pooled testing using this link: Pool Testing Enrollment
New consents received by Thursdays at 5pm will be included in the following week’s pooled testing collection.
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!

Travel outside of MA:

Effective March 22, 2021, the state travel order has been downgraded to an advisory. If you have traveled outside of Massachusetts for longer than 24 hours in the past 14 days, you are urged to inform the school nurse and to follow the MA Travel Advisory outlined below:

  • All visitors entering Massachusetts, including returning residents, are urged to quarantine for 10 days upon their arrival or test out of quarantine.
  • Travelers are exempt from quarantine if:
  • They obtained a negative PCR test or an Abbott Binax rapid antigen test performed no earlier than 72 hours prior to the return date in Massachusetts.
  • They are fully vaccinated against COVID and must not have any symptoms****
  • They returned to MA after being out of state for fewer than 24 hours
  • Children 10 years old and younger are not required to get tested. If the accompanying adult chooses to quarantine for 10 days, the child should do the same. If the accompanying adult chooses to obtain a test, the adult and child should quarantine until a negative test result is received.

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:
Massachusetts residents can now pre-register for their COVID vaccine at: COVID Pre Registration

The timeline has been updated for remaining groups:

  • March 22nd: Residents 60+ and certain workers
  • April 5th: Residents 55+ and residents with one certain medical condition
  • April 19th: General public ages 16+

Substitute Nurse Opportunities: Support your community while enjoying parent hours and a short commute. Littleton Public Schools are in need of substitute school nurses. If interested, please contact your school nurse for more information or contact Dorothy Mulone at Central Office for an application - dmulone@littletonps.org

 

 

 

 

 

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