Notes from the Nurse - Testing and Return to school after winter break
23 December 2021

Notes from the Nurse - Testing and Return to school after winter break

Dear Winn Brook Families,

I wish everyone a healthy and safe winter break.  I appreciate your vigilance and partnership in following all the health and safety protocols. Continue to follow the  Symptom Checker each day before sending your child to school. We will be pool testing on Tuesday after our return from break on January 4th. Children should not be coming to school with symptoms to test.  Samples are only collected on Tuesdays. Please do not send in samples on any other day, they will be discarded.  All samples leave Winn Brook by 11 am Tuesday. 

Please note that Individual results are not reported, NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! 

Friendly reminder regarding your child’s return to school after vacation.

If your child tests positive during vacation:

  • Please call the attendance line (617)-993-5702
  •  Fill out the Winn Brook Attendance google form.
  • Notify me by email and communicate with your child’s teacher
  • Your child should isolate for 10 days with a return to school on day 11

If your child is exposed to a positive person :

  • Notify me by email and communicate with your child’s teacher

Vaccinated:

A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of the second vaccine

  • If fully vaccinated your child can return to school as long as they are symptom-free and pass the Symptom Checker 
  • You should monitor your child for symptoms 14 days post-exposure to a positive person.
  • Continue to follow the Symptom Checker each day before coming to school  

Unvaccinated:

  • If your child is unvaccinated -Quarantine for 7 days with a return to school on day 8 as long as a negative PCR test is submitted 
  • If unvaccinated and exposed, seek a PCR  test no sooner than day five post-exposure
  • You should monitor your child for symptoms 14 days post-exposure to a positive person.
  • Continue to follow the Symptom Checker each day before coming to school  

Here are some free local testing options:

Stay well and enjoy the holiday break.

Mary B. Carbeck BSN, RN
Winn Brook School Nurse

mcarbeck@belmontschools.net 

“We know that students need to be healthy to learn. School nurses play a vital role in making sure children are healthy and ready to learn.” -- Arne Duncan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

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  1. Stop-the-Spread-Testing.pdf 12/24/2021 12:33:33 AM