Welcome To The Silver Lake Middle School Health Office

We are excited to welcome students back to Silver Lake Middle School as we plan for a full return to school on April 26th. To ensure student and staff health and safety, it is going to be important to keep your child home from school when he or she is not feeling well.

Please keep your child home when they exhibit any of the following symptoms:

❏ Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

❏ Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

❏ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

❏ New loss of taste or smell

❏ Sore throat

❏ Headache when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Muscle aches or body aches

❏ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

❏ 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

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Guidelines Regarding COVID-19:

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-updates-and-information?_ga=2.209265106.158354796.1616597870-920617515.1599228728

Important Reminder Regarding Medication At School: If your child is on prescribed medication during the school day all medications must be delivered to the school nurse in the original pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. A current doctor's order will be required to administer the medication to your child.

Reminder For Physical Examination and Immunizations: A physical examination of all students entering grade 7 or who are new to the school is required. Massachusetts law, M.G.L. c. 71, s. 57 and related amendments and regulations require a recent physical examination performed within the past thirteen months upon entry into school. Please forward a copy of your child’s most recent physical examination and immunization record to Silver Lake Regional Middle School. You can email it to me, ndickinson@slrsd.org or fax it to 781-582-3564. Your child’s healthcare provider’s physical examination form with immunizations is acceptable for our records.

Looking forward to having students back in school. Please feel free to contact me with any health concerns.

Nicole Dickinson, RN, NCSN

781-582-3555