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Illness and Symptom Checker Reminder

Illness and Symptom Checker Reminder
BPS nurses continue to monitor absences daily and require you to fill out the absence form anytime your child is absent from school due to a failed symptom check. You must also call your child’s school to report their absence. This form does not replace the need to inform administration of an absence.
Categories: Uncategorized, Health and Nursing Bulletin

April Vacation 2022 Message from your School Nurses

April Vacation 2022 Message from your School Nurses
As many families will be traveling and attending gatherings during the April break, we are also experiencing an increase in COVID cases. Your school nurses would like to take some steps to ensure a healthy transition back to school.
Categories: Uncategorized, Health and Nursing Bulletin

Nursing Reminders March 2022

Nursing Reminders March 2022
With cold, flu, allergy season, and continuing COVID cases among vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, daily symptom checking remains one of our most important mitigation strategies. If your student is sick, keep them home until fever free and symptoms have improved to reduce the spread of all illnesses.
Categories: Health and Nursing Bulletin

Mask Update, March 8, 2022

Mask Update, March 8, 2022
Belmont Board of Health, School Committee, and Select Board have all voted to lift Belmont’s mask mandate. Effective Tuesday, March 8, 2022, masking in school will be optional, but there are times when masks are to be worn. As always, any individual who wishes to continue to mask, including those who face higher risk from COVID-19, will be supported in that choice. DESE and DPH strongly recommend unvaccinated individuals continue to wear masks in school settings.
Categories: Health Notices, Health Recommendations , COVID-19 Update

COVID TEST UPDATE February 2022

COVID TEST UPDATE February 2022
Thank you to all who have opted-in to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) updated COVID-19 Testing Program. The at-home testing program will increase testing of our participating students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
Categories: Health Notices, For Students and Parents, COVID-19 Update

Veritas Routine COVID Safety Check Update

Veritas Routine COVID Safety Check Update
NOTICE TO ALL BPS FAMILIES PARTICIPATING IN ROUTINE COVID SAFETY CHECKS (pooled testing) Testing WILL take place the week of February 13, 2022 (week before February break). Testing will resume when we return from February break – enjoy your vacation. CIC will no longer staple the directions to the outside of the test kits. Veritas is providing written documentation inside of the test kits. Please refer to this link if you want to reference the BPS written directions.
Categories: Health Notices, COVID-19 Update

Take-Home Antigen Test Information

Take-Home Antigen Test Information
We are writing to let you know, in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH), our district is updating our COVID-19 Testing Program, effective February 1, 2022. We are opting into an at-home testing program that will increase testing of our participating students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
Categories: Health Notices, COVID-19 Update

Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccine / Booster Clinic Announcement

Reminder: COVID-19 Vaccine / Booster Clinic Announcement
We are happy to announce that we are working with VaxinateRx and Healthcare Family Pharmacy to offer the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine / booster opportunity to our eligible students ages12 and older on Monday, January 31, 2022, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at Chenery in the Large Community Room.
Categories: Health Notices, For Staff, For Students and Parents, COVID-19 Update

POSITIVE COVID TEST - Updated BPS Isolation Guidance

POSITIVE COVID TEST - Updated BPS Isolation Guidance
The Belmont School Committee approved changes to the isolation guidelines at their meeting on January 11, 2022. Please refer to the link below for a quick reference.
Categories: Health Notices, For Students and Parents

Pool Test Message for BPS Families from your School Nurses

Pool Test Message for BPS Families from your School Nurses
If your student tests positive for COVID, they CANNOT participate in pool testing for 90 days. The consent will be revoked from the CIC database upon a report of a positive result. It will be your responsibility to submit a new consent when the 90-day period has ended. Mark the date of the positive result in your calendar. Due to the process of distributing the kits, your child may receive a test kit before removal from the consent list. Please do not submit a test kit during this time.
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