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.


Nurse Sara's News for December, 2019


Please remember to dress your child in layers as the weather gets colder. Always send your child to school with a jacket, hat, and mittens/gloves.  Recess will be held outside for our full day students, as long as the weather cooperates. We follow a weather chart for safe temperatures for outside play.

If you received a hearing or vision referral, please have your child assessed by an outside provider ASAP and return the form into the health office. Appropriate hearing and vision are crucial in successful learning.

Please remember to call the absentee line if your child is out for any reason, at 781-794-8420 and press 1.

When to keep your child home sick:

* Fever of 100 degrees or higher and do not return to school until fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications)

* Vomiting or diarrhea, and symptom free for 24 hours before returning

* Pink/red, watery, or drainage from eye

* If your child has a contagious illness, such as influenza, or strep throat

If your child has food allergies or restrictions, please review the breakfast/lunch menu. If you have ANY ingredient concerns, contact Sarah Coughlin, School Nutrition & Food Services Director at sarah.coughlin@braintreeschools.org

It is imperative to update Mrs. Petrelli, in the main office, with any phone or address changes. These changes are important if we need to reach you in an emergency.

Thank you,

Sara Crowley, RN 781-794-8420 and press 3     sara.crowley@braintreeschools.org