2023-2024
School Year
Health & Safety Measures

COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Keeping students and educators in school relies on personal responsibility, including:

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Masks / Face Coverings

Masks are optional in schools and on school buses.
As always, we support those students who wish to wear their masks.

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Hand Washing / Sanitizing

Handwashing removes pathogens from the hands. While handwashing with soap and water is the best option, alcohol-based hand sanitizer (at least 60 percent ethanol or at least 70 percent isopropanol) may be utilized when hand washing is not available.

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Staying Home When Sick

Students and staff should stay home if they test positive for Covid-19 or if they have the symptoms of Covid-19 detailed in “Coming to School” below.  

Your child should also be kept home if:

COVID-19 Protocols for Staff & Students

Coming to School

Please monitor your child for the following symptoms to determine if they should go to school or remain home for further evaluation:

Please keep your student(s) home if they exhibit one of the bolded symptoms above or if they exhibit a combination of any of the unhighlighted symptoms.  Students who present in school with any of the highlighted symptoms will be dismissed to home and provided with an at-home testing kit if requested by the parent.  If your child tests positive please alert your school nurse to discuss further.

Individuals Positive for COVID-19 or sick with COVID-19 Symptoms

Individuals Positive for COVID-19

*Repeat testing is not required to return to school.

Individuals Sick with COVID-19-like Symptoms

Additional Health Information

Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus

Town of Braintree

Helpful Links

Hyperlink to Covid-19 Protocols FAQ

Nursing Contacts

Kristin Houlihan

Director of Nursing Services
781-848-4000 x7840

BPS Home School Nurse Contacts

BPS Food Services

Programs & Assistance

We are happy to announce that all students are eligible for 1 free breakfast and 1 free lunch every day this school year.  Any second meals and a la carte items will be charged to student meal accounts like in years past.

Although meals are free this year, it is important for us to track your eligibility.  Free and reduced-price meal eligibility often helps determine whether or not your family qualifies for reduced-price kindergarten tuition, transportation,  athletic fees, club fees, and testing fees.

Eligibility determination letters:  are mailed out during the first week of school.  Please keep a copy of the letter.  If your family typically qualifies for free or reduced-price meals / reduced program fees and has not received a letter of direct certification for the 2022-2023 school year, please be sure to complete a free and reduced-price meal application to determine if eligible for reduced fees in other programs. 

Student Accounts:  We recommend adding money to your student’s account via myschoolbucks.com or by sending cash or check into school in a labeled envelope.  Envelopes sent into school with cash or check should be labeled with your student’s name so that the money is deposited into the correct account.

As per usual, monthly menus will be posted on our school nutrition website.  Here you can view nutrition information, allergen alerts, and other important information.  If your child has a food allergy, please be sure to communicate with the director of school nutrition. Please note that menus are subject to change.  

Food Assistance

The Braintree Food Pantry is a great resource for families in need of food assistance 

If your family is in need of more assistance, please consider applying for SNAP benefits at https://www.mass.gov/snap-benefits-formerly-food-stampsor WIC benefits (for children 5 and under) at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/women-infants-children-nutrition-program

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Learn more about our BPS Grab & Go Meal Services and weekly lunch menus

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