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49 Antietam St, Devens, MA 01434    (978) 772-3293    (978) 772-3295
Feb
9

It's Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine!

Happy Friday from the Health Office!

It’s not too late to get your flu vaccine!
 
U.S. State and local influenza surveillance indicates that rates of flu-like illness rose again over the past seven days – an indication that flu season is not over yet and that there is still plenty of reason to get a flu shot if you haven’t done so yet.  If you can’t get the flu vaccine from your provider, go to https://vaccinefinder.org to find a local pharmacy or municipal health department that may still have flu vaccine available.

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HealthMap Vaccine Finder is a free, online service where users can search for locations that offer immunizations. We work with partners such as clinics, pharmacies, etc.


 

ATHLETES

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Physicals

Per MIAA, all athlete physicals must be within 13 months of the start of the season and must remain current throughout the season.  An athlete without a physical will NOT be able to participate until they are current.  If you have a question about a physical, please feel free to email or call Lisa, the school nurse.

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Opioid Misuse Prevention for Student Athletes AND Concussion

The law requires that information on opioid use and misuse and concussion information be read by all athletes and their parents.   Once the documents are read, they must then be signed off by both parents and the athletes attesting that they were read.  The reading is on the Parker home page under Athletics and then Forms.  Please return the signed documents for both Opioid Misuse Prevention and Concussion to your student’s coach, Ben Benoit, or Lisa Zick.  No athlete can participate until the signed documents are returned.


 

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SBIRT

SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment) – Screening to be begin after February Vacation for 7th and 9th Graders!

Information regarding SBIRT went out by email on January 25th
to all 7th and 9th grade parents.

As with any school screening, you have the right to opt your child out of participation.  Additionally, screening is voluntary and students may choose not to answer any or all screening questions.  Please notify Lisa Zick, school nurse, in writing by February 25, 2018, if you would prefer that your 7th or 9th grade student not participate in this screening.  Lisa Zick can be reached by phone at (978)772-3293 x135 or by email at lzick@theparkerschool.org.  Please call or email if you have any questions.

Thank You Notes!

  • To the family of Grace Martin for the donation of tissues!
  • To the family of Sara Surette for the donation of tissues and antibacterial wipes!
  • To the family of James Phelps for the donation of tissues and cough drops!
  • To Deb W. for the donation of ginger ale!
  • To the family of Chloe and Hope Venkitachalam for the donation of tissues!

Your donations are greatly appreciated by ALL students and staff!

Wish List:

  • Tissues

  • Antibacterial Wipes

  • Healthy Snacks
  • Bandaids

 Don’t forget to cover those coughs and sneezes
and wash your hands often!

Be well - Smile often - Stay healthy!

Warm Regards, Nurse Lisa

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May 18, 2018
Sandwiched in between [senior exhibitions and June gateways] are exhibitions by members of this year’s New Teachers Collaborative (NTC) cohort, who are nearing the end of their one-year program...
May 18, 2018
It has always been a Parker tradition for the families of the junior class to help put on the Graduation Reception...
May 18, 2018
Division 1 & 2 students will be testing on various days during the months of May and June...
May 18, 2018
Next pick up will be on May 24th...
May 18, 2018
You may still sign up for May 23rd or May 30th, if you wish to contribute!
May 4, 2018
This week we received strong support from our Grandparents...
April 27, 2018
A wonderful opportunity for all members of our community...
May 18, 2018
Offering Parkers students the opportunity to have dedicated studio art time...
May 11, 2018
In the Division 3 Supreme Court Class, students have been learning about cases currently before the Court and preparing for an oral argument...
May 11, 2018
Annual event, organized by the Division 3 Peer Mentors...
May 11, 2018
Please check your home, book bags, and under beds...
May 18, 2018
Students who kept medication or supplies in the nurse's office should arrange for a parent, guardian, or responsible adult to pick up BEFORE the last day of school...
April 9, 2018
Most events are FREE and open to the public...
March 30, 2018
The latest trend in e-cigarettes...
May 18, 2018
The official notification from the MIAA to Ben reads: “…your selection was based upon excellence of character, impact upon students and community, and your coaching credentials..."
May 18, 2018
What if I forget to add money to my child's account and the balance is to low to pay for a breakfast or lunch?
March 12, 2018
Wednesday, March 28th and Friday, March 30th...
December 8, 2017
Includes a stop HERE at the Parker School!
September 8, 2017
An updated carpool information list will be available the first week of October...
May 4, 2018
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Parker Board of Trustees are held in Room 27 at the Parker School from 6:45 PM until 9:00 PM.
May 4, 2018
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