Whitin Weekly October 17th


Dear Whitin Families, 

The following is the update for the week of October 17, 2021. 

Bus Information: Please be advised as we enter into the fall and winter season, the windows on the bus must be kept open due to COVID protocols.  We ask that your children dress in layers as the mornings start to turn much colder.   


Whitin PTO

The Whitin Warrior Challenge is coming up soon.  Be on the lookout for more details about this annual fundraiser.  

The PTO is looking for local businesses to sponsor our students. If you are interested in sponsoring please email the PTO at whitinpto@uxbridge.k12.ma.us 

The Whitin PTO is a nonprofit organization so this donation would be a 100% tax deductible write off for your company. Thank you for your support! 


Progress Reports: 6th and 7th grade progress reports will be distributed Friday, October 29th.  Please note 4th and 5th grade do not receive progress reports.  


Food Service: Lunch and breakfast are free for all students this year. If students plan on taking a second lunch, that lunch will have a cost. All students will pass through the lunch line and have to input their code at the register if they are taking a meal or purchasing a second lunch.  

Breakfast is served each morning in the cafeteria.  Students in 6th and 7th grade may grab a breakfast from the cafeteria and eat it in the gym or during homeroom.  Students in 4th and 5th grade may eat breakfast in the cafeteria or in their homeroom.  

From Nurse Gauthier: 


Please fill out this Medical Information Form for each student you have at Whitin. This will assist us in updating your student's school medical record and provide permission to administer medication during the school day if needed. 

Link to form: https://forms.gle/jyHdLwiHoPmNeHsE7

If you have any questions or concerns you can contact me at kgauthier@uxbridge.k12.ma.us


If your child has any of the following symptoms, regardless of vaccination status, please keep them home from school and contact your school nurse and pediatrician.

COVID-19 symptoms list (as of 8/18/21): 

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills  
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Muscle aches or body aches 
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms 
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in  combination with other symptoms


Please review the attached COVID Protocol Flowcharts that outline the procedures for sick students and close contacts. COVID Protocol Flowcharts.pdf


If your child is identified as a close contact at school you will be notified via email. 

If your child is identified as a close contact outside of school, please keep your child home and contact your school nurse. 


If you have any questions or concerns during the school year please feel free to email me at anytime kgauthier@uxbridge.k12.ma.us


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