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Healthful Information Below are links to some useful publications and brochures which you may be interested in reading.   Pink Eye   Chicken Pox   Head Lice   Influenza   Common Cold   Measles   Fifth Disease   Safety Seats For Kids   Belchertown Recreation Department The Belchertown Recreation Department department offers many programs, sport related activities and other leisure programs which may be of interest to you and your family. Their website address is www.... Read More
Illness & Attendance Children need to feel well to learn.  While every cold, ache and cough shouldn’t keep your child home, sometimes being in school is not wise. A frequent cough can be exhausting for your child and a distraction to the class. If your child is running a fever (100 degrees or above), has diarrhea, vomiting or an unexplained rash, they should not come to school that day.  Your child must be fever-free, without medication, for 24 hours before he/she returns to school. Please remember that your child cannot be dismissed to anyone who is... Read More
Nutrition Our cafeteria staff plans well balanced meals every day.  Parents, help teach your children to make good food choices on the school menus.  Please let us know if your child has any special diet concerns.  If your child requires any food substitutions for medical reasons, you can download this form from the Health Forms link.   The Importance of Breakfast! Starting every day with a nutritious breakfast will help your child feel more alert, focused, and ready to learn. Breakfast is BRAIN FOOD! Making Healthy Choices at Lunch! School... Read More
  Other Health Resources:   American Academy of Pediatrics   Center for Disease Control   Belchertown Wellness Policy   Parent's Guide to the Teenage Brain   Mass.gov   Healthy Eating   Kids Health   Free Parent Webinar regarding Children & Cutting & Self Harming Behavior http://store.selfinjury.com/parents-webinar-by-dr-wendy-lader/ Brochures for Mass 211 (free resource for families provided by the United Way of Massachusetts. The24 hour/7 day a week confidential hotline (dial... Read More

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