Hello Lakers;

Well that certainly was a quick summer break with school year 2022-2023 just a few days away! The Department of Secondary Education along with the Department of Public Health have issued the following guidance in the event that your student is ill. Our goal at the Lake is to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all. To do that, it is important to follow the guidance seen below.

PLEASE keep your child home if they are in ANY way not feeling well and experiencing any of the following symptoms below.

❏ Fever (100.0° F or higher), 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

❏ Any known or suspected contagious illness (chickenpox, conjunctivitis, etc.)

Students may return to school if they are symptom free for 24 hours, or cleared by a doctor with a note.

  • Your child must be fever free (less than 100.0 without medicine), vomit free, and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Your child must be fever free (less than 100.0 without medicine), vomit free, and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If your child sees a Doctor and is put on an antibiotic, they must be on the antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • If your child tests positive for COVID please notify your MD and follow the most recent quarantine and isolation guidance at the link below

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/isolation.html

REMINDER - PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

Student physical examinations must be in compliance with MA guidelines, (M.G.L.c.71.s.57). This means that whether for athletics or registering as a new student, it must have been performed within twelve months time and signed by the physician.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

A written doctor's order needs to be issued and brought to the Health Office for you student to receive their prescribed medication. Medication must be in the original container. Office hours are 7:30-2:15, Monday-Friday.

OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION

The blue Emergency Contact card your student receives at the start of school lists the medication available to your student in the event that they become ill during the school day. This card needs to be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. Over-the-counter medication will not be dispensed from our office without this card. Please return as soon as possible.

As always, we look forward to maintaining a safe and health environment for everyone here at the Lake and wish all of our students good health and much success in the coming year, GO LAKERS!!!

Mrs. Penny Svenson, RN, NCSN

Mrs. Joanne Dart, Health Office Paraprofessional