Illness and Attendance

Illness and Attendance

Nashoba Regional School District

COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols  

Hale Middle School 


The purpose of these guidelines are to outline Nashoba Regional School District’s compliance with COVID-19 pandemic guidelines.  These guidelines have been carefully considered to address and promote the health and safety of all students and staff during in-person learning.  This outline complies with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), and the local board of health. Further included in this document are Hale Middle School specific protocols and procedures.

Parents and students should refer to the Self Check Screening Tool each day. By showing up for school you are Self-Certifying that you have completed this screening check and that all answers are no. You DO NOT need to submit this form each day for approval 

Students and staff must stay home if feeling unwell.  Everyone must do their part to protect others and not come to school if they are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick.

Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves:

❏ 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

If you answered YES to any one question above, you need to consider staying home. Please contact your supervisor and follow up by contacting your healthcare provider and ask to speak to a nurse to be sure that no further assessment is needed before coming to school/into the office. 

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