A Message from our Nurses and NPS Health Services

Dear Families

We are all continuing to adjust to our new situation and now we know that school will not resume this year. I hope your family is finding its way during this time when all the usual routines in life are changed.

Pandemic parenting isn’t easy. There’s disruption of the family routines, distance learning, trying to respond to questions from kids when you may not have the answers, working from home and so much more. Life keeps going with birthdays and holidays that are “celebrated” in ways we never imagined.

It’s likely you are receiving many emails and links to all sorts of information. I hope you’ve found both the Health and Human Services Health (http://www.newtonma.gov/gov/health_n_human_services/public/covid19/default.asp) and Newton Public Schools COVID-19 (https://www.newton.k12.ma.us/covid19) pages already.

Even if you have, the information can be so dense that it’s hard to put your fingers on exactly what you’re looking for. Feel free to reach out to me when that happens and I will do my best to help you find what you need.

School nurses miss your children and we miss being in touch with you too. Please reach out to me by email for information or to request a call any time.

Additionally, I have set up dedicated call hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am – 11am when you can contact me. I’ll be monitoring my email at that time and if I receive a message from you, I will give you a call. Please know that the caller ID may identify as a blocked number.

I hope to hear from you – please reach out even for a quick hello. Be safe and stay well.

Gail Kramer, RN kramerg@newton.k12.ma.us Karleen Kiritsy, RN kiritsyk@newton.k12.ma.us (617)559-6775