Message from Nurse Sara

Call Me

If your child is going to be absent, please call me at 781-794-8420, and then press 1. There is no need to wait for school hours. If you happen to know in the middle of the night that your child is ill, please call and leave a message.

Your message should include:

  • Your child's name
  • Your child's teacher
  • Reason for absence
  • Predicted length of absence

Please recall that upon your child's healthy return to school, he or she must turn in a note to his/her teacher explaining the absence.

A Message from Nurse Sara

I can’t believe it is already October and we are in full swing at MSKC! Some children may still need some time adjusting to school. Please stick to regular bedtime routines and nutritious meals and snacks to ensure a smooth day.

Always pack a peanut/nut free snack and drink for all students every day, even on half days.

It is a good idea to get your child and family vaccinated against the flu.  As the weather gets colder, please dress your child in layers. For full day students, recess will be outside all year unless there is inclement weather. We follow a weather chart for safe play.

Remember to keep your child home, symptom free, for 24 hours if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher (without using fever reducing medication), strep throat (unless on an antibiotic for 24 hours), if they are vomiting, have diarrhea, or any undiagnosed rash. Always call the absentee line for any absences, at 781-794-8420 and press 1.

We are in the process of screening for vision and hearing. If you have received a vision or hearing referral for your child, please get them tested and return the report back to me.

Please remember to pack a change of clothing for your child to keep at school or in their backpack.

It is almost time for Halloween and Trick or Treating. Here are some safety tips for that fun night:

∙ Never let your child trick or treat alone - children should be accompanied by an adult.

∙ Walk with a flashlight and use reflective tape on costumes.

∙ Don’t wear costumes that are too big, and wear comfortable shoes.

∙ Go to homes of people you know.

∙ Inspect candy before eating and only eat prepackaged candies, nothing homemade.

∙ Don’t go near lit candles or luminaries.

∙ Only cross the street in designated crossings, and walk on sidewalks.

Thank you, 

Sara Crowley, RN 781-794-8420