Welcome to the Silver Lake Middle School Health Office!

Should my student stay home from school?

If your student exhibits 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

Cold vs Flu

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Guidelines Regarding COVID-19:


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, ndickinson@slrsd.org or juliehaley@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.

Parents of incoming 7 students, please make sure you have submitted your child's most recent physical form with updated immunizations before the first day of school. This may also be faxed to 781-659-8822.

Grade 7 students will need:

  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
  • Tdap Booster - Grade 7
  • DTaP/DT/Td/Tdap - 4 doses DTaP/DTP or >3 doses Td; plus 1
    dose Tdap
  • Polio - 4 doses (4th dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥6 months after the previous dose, or a 5th dose is required. 3 doses are acceptable if the 3rd dose is given on or after the 4th birthday and ≥6 months)
  • Meningococcal - 1 dose, 7th graders
  • MMR - 2 doses

Varicella - 2 dose or physician documented history of chickenpox disease