Health Office
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Mission Statement: The Walpole Public School Nurses provide services to promote the physical and emotional health and well-being of all our students so that they may achieve academic and personal success to the best of their abilities.
PLEASE CHECK THE DISTRICT HOME PAGE FOR SCHOOL UPDATES IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
https://www.buoyhealth.com/
Reference for MA residents to help determine if they may have Covid-19 and need to be tested

https://www.mass.gov/resource/information-on-the-outbreak-of-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19
Upto date info for MA residents on Covid



Welcome to the Walpole High School Health Office site. My goal is to help your child have a safe, healthy, and successful school day and school year. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns
508-660-725
7 x 5217

The nurses will be splitting students the same
way the Assistant Principles do.  
 Rachel K-Z and Heather A-J

Click here for specific COVID Health & Safety Guidance from the nurse

 

SAFETY AND HEALTH EXPECTATIONS
In-School expectations

    • Students arriving to school by bus should wait in the cafeteria (in seats that are spaced 6’ apart) until the 7:15 a.m. bell.

      • All other students should plan to arrive at school as close to 7:15 a.m. as possible.

      • There is NO HOMEROOM at the beginning of the day.

        • Students should go directly to their block A classroom. They do not have to follow the one-way signs on staircases at this time.

    • Masks are to be worn by all students throughout the day. Specific mask policies can be found here.

    • Students will be allowed to take mask-breaks throughout the day as needed. Each teacher will specify how these breaks will occur in their classroom.

    • Social Distancing of at least 6’ is to be maintained at all times

    • Students must follow the one-way signs throughout the building during passing times. See map here.

    • Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies to school. A list of suggested supplies can be found here

    • Wash your hands often throughout the school day. Sanitizer has been made available in all classrooms/hallways, but students are encouraged to bring their own supply with them to school everyday.

    • Student desks in classrooms are spaced to maintain a minimum of 6’ from student to student. Each classroom has two fans, and windows will remain open to create as much air movement as possible. Classrooms without windows are equipped with HEPA Air Purifiers.

    • Teachers may choose to take their classes outside when weather permits.

    • Each teacher will establish assigned seating for all students. This includes lunch time. This is to assist with contact tracing.

    • Student desks will be sanitized by students when they arrive in the classroom


 

EEE ALERT FOR WALPOLE:

EEE has been found in Walpole as of August 16, 2019. Please see the full article on the Board of Health website at https://www.walpole-ma.gov/board-of-health/news/eee-virus-found-in-mosquitoes-in-walpole . You can also find more information on this site under Health and Wellness / Public Health Information / Tripe E Virus.

In order to protect yourself and your family please follow these guidelines: Avoid Mosquito Bites

  • Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours - The hours from dusk to dawn are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. If you are outdoors at any time and notice mosquitoes around you, take steps to avoid being bitten by moving indoors, covering up and/or wearing repellent.
  • Clothing Can Help reduce mosquito bites. Although it may be difficult to do when it’s hot, wearing long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors will help keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
  • Apply Insect Repellent when you go outdoors. Use a repellent with DEET (N, N-diethyl-mtoluamide), permethrin, picaridin (KBR 3023), IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus [p-methane 3, 8-diol (PMD)] according to the instructions on the product label. DEET products should not be used on infants under two months of age and should be used in concentrations of 30% or less on older children. Oil of lemon eucalyptus should not be used on children under three years of age. Permethrin products are intended for use on items such as clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear and should not be applied to skin.
  • Mosquito-Proof Your Home
  • Drain Standing Water – Many mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Check rain gutters and drains. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently.
  • Install or Repair Screens - Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having tightly-fitting screens on all of your windows and doors.