We are Glowing Gold in MPS! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and together with the Michael C. McHugh Foundation, the Town of Milton and many local sponsors, we are Glowing Gold in MPS to show support for families impacted by childhood cancer.
There are many ways to participate in Milton Glows Gold and the 1st step is to sign up to join the Run/Walk/Ride now. Our goal is to pledge 15,590 miles walked/biked/run in October, one mile each for every child diagnosed with cancer this year.
Massachusetts General Law, chapter 71, section 57 with related regulations 105 CMR 200.000 mandates that school nurses do periodic screenings of vision, hearing, growth (height and weight), and posture. Bill H.4056, section 97 requires schools to conduct annual verbal screenings (SBIRT) for substance use. Pursuant to these regulations, MPS nurses screen students according to the following schedule:
Parents/guardians will be notified if a vision, hearing, or postural screening requires further evaluation. Included in this notification will be a request for a report from your healthcare provider of their findings so that the nurses are aware of any problems which may interfere with learning and can accommodate any needs that are identified.
Parents may choose not to have their children participate in any or all screenings. Please notify your school nurse in writing by October 1, 2022 if you wish for your student to opt-out of a screening. This must be done annually.
If your student is receiving treatment for a vision, hearing, or postural concern, please provide your school nurse with current medical documentation of their condition. Nurse contact information can be found here: MHS: Shannon Aikey; Pierce: Barbara Perry ; Collicot: Lindsay Peterson ; Cunningham: Kiyana Spaulding ; Glover: Maureen LeBlanc; Tucker: Kerri Joyce
We conducted a test of the MPS communication system on Wednesday, Sept 21 at 4 pm. All parent/guardian and staff emails, cell phone numbers, and home numbers in our system should have received a TEST MESSAGE from MPS at that time. If you did not receive the TEST MESSAGE, it's imperative that you inform us. Please let us know if you did NOT receive the message at this link.
Late Start Days: This year's calendar includes four late start days (9/23, 10/28, 1/17, 3/31). These days will be used for Staff Professional Development, similar to Early Release days. Your child's school day will begin 2 hours later on these days, busses will run two hours later, Before School Programs will be open only for currently enrolled ESAP participants, and lunch and afterschool activities will continue as usual.