Weekly Update November 19

Fox Hill Weekly Update, November 19, 2021
Posted on 11/19/2021
Weekly Update, November 19

Look Who is the One This Week

Fox Hill One Winners for November 19

Look Who Is the One This Week at Fox Hill School!
Let’s give a cheer for Cameron, Flynn, Keith, Julia, Courtney, and Mika!
Great job being Responsible, Respectful, Safe and Kind!



Important Dates
Wednesday, November 24th - Early Release @ 10:45 am
Thursday, November 25th - No School | Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26th - No School | Thanksgiving Recess

Fox Hill PTO Upcoming Events
November 15th - January 8th | Coat Drive for Kids & Families
December Holiday Shoppe | Details Coming Soon!


School Health Office

New Illness Policy
The Burlington Public School district has updated the COVID illness symptom checker. This new policy went into effect on Monday, November 15, 2021.  It is important that school is a safe and healthy environment for every individual that enters the building. If your child has the following symptoms, they will require a negative COVID test to return to school or remain home for 10 days. If your child’s symptoms do not meet the below criteria, please follow the standard illness policy. New screening consent forms have been emailed home as well as sent home in backpacks.  Please return them to the school health office at your earliest convenience.

Symptoms: Does the student have:
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  •  Fever (100ºF or greater) or chills, or have taken medication within the past 24 hours to lower their temperature (Tylenol/Motrin)
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches (unrelated to physical activity/injury)
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as a chronic condition. Must have a medical note in the nurse's office for this condition.)
  • Sore throat

TWO OF THE FOLLOWING:

  •  Nausea (feeling sick to stomach)
  • *Vomiting (cannot come to school with this symptom per standard illness protocol)
  • *Diarrhea (cannot come to school with this symptom per standard illness protocol)
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies. Must have an allergy exemption on file in the nurse's office.)

If your child was exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 or if your child tested positive for COVID-19, keep your child home and contact the school nurse at 781-270-1792 and Burlington Board of Health at 781-270-1955.

Lunch and Snack Policy
The lunch period has returned to the cafeteria and will no longer take place in the classroom. Due to this change, lunch brought from home is no longer required to be nut free. There will be an allergy friendly table in the cafeteria for students who require it. With the increase in movement within the classroom and tiering beginning later this month, snack time in the classroom is going to return to a nut free snack only. See District Allergy Policy.

COVID Vaccine
The COVID Vaccine has been approved for emergency use for children ages 5-11. The Burlington Public School district is offering vaccine clinics at Burlington High evening 1-2 evenings per month. Visit the BPS website for updated information. Other locations that are providing the pediatric COVID vaccine are pediatrician offices, CVS, and Walgreens. You may also visit Massachusetts vaxfinder website to find more locations. Visit mass.gov for more information regarding the pediatric COVID vaccine.


PTO Coat Drive

Fox Hill PTO Coat Drive for Kids & Families
Donate gently used or new warm winter coats for children and adults to Fox Hill School now through January 8th (donation box in school lobby). Fox Hill School will earn rewards for donations. Donated coats are professionally cleaned by Anton's and distributed to families in need through a network of local social service agencies. Coats only please and all sizes are welcome. Thank you!

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School Lunch
School Lunch Week of November 22nd
Monday
Burlington Sampler or Bagel, Yogurt & String Cheese
Tuesday
Hot Dog or Grilled Cheese
Wednesday
Half Day ~ Breakfast Packs Available
Thursday
No School
Friday
No School

Please note that the menu is subject to change.
If possible, we will communicate changes ahead of time by email. Thank you!