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Don't forget your flu shots this year! 

Per the MA DPH, the influenza immunization will be required for all children 6 months of age or older who are attending Massachusetts schools, colleges and universities in person. The new vaccine requirement is an important step to reduce flu-related illness and ​the overall impact of respiratory illness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will be expected to have received a flu vaccine by December 31, 2020 for the 2020-2021 influenza season, unless either a medical or religious exemption is provided. This new flu immunization requirement to enter school in January is in addition to existing vaccine requirements. 

Please submit documentation to the health office once your child has received their yearly flu vaccine. Thank you!




Please continue to follow the NAPS COVID guidelines:


Caregivers must monitor their children each day for COVID-19 symptoms and should not send their child to school when sick.  


By sending children to school, a caregiver is self-certifying that their child does not have COVID-19 symptoms and that they have considered possible exposure to COVID and made the appropriate decision per these guidelines.


Please STAY HOME if you have any of the symptoms listed:


  • 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

  • Muscle aches or body aches

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms

  • 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


OR:

You have had close contact with a person known to be infected with Covid-19 in the last 14 days


OR:

You have traveled outside of Massachusetts in the past 14 days (except lower risk states)


If you have any of the above symptoms, contact your primary care provider for further instructions and get a test for active COVID-19 infection prior to returning to school unless another diagnosis was determined to cause your symptoms. A list of test sites is available here, and Massachusetts also has an interactive testing map



Masks
ALL children will be REQUIRED to wear a mask while in school.  Please send your child in with 2 extra mask in case they need to change it for any reason. Mask wearing must be strictly adhered to.  Please familiarize yourself with the NAPS Mask Protocol here.

The 3 W's
please familiarize your children with the 3 W's 
  1. Wear a mask
  2. Wash your hands
  3. Watch your distance (stay 6ft. apart)




https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KvlhPoQgtqiKLzkcOHF_vG2f1PYaHkqh_5pjHsKSQ0Y/present


For information about entry requirements and other health related news, please consult the Dept. links on the left.

When should you keep your child home from school? Please see the Reasons for Dismissal/Exclusion


 School Nurse 


Lea Anne Pero, RN, BSN, MPH

Kittredge Elementary School 
601 Main Street
North Andover, MA 01845

978-794-3849 - School Nurse 
978-794-1688 - Main Office Phone
978-738-1321 - Main Office Fax


When should you keep your child home from school?

Please see the