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    Events & Information

    Current Information:

    Physical & Immunization Forms:

    Any new or transferring students, students in grades kindergarten, first, fourth, 7th, and tenth, as well as those students playing MIAA sports must provide an updated physical exam performed within the last 12 months to the school nurse as required by MA law. Students in preschool & kindergarten must also submit documentation of having had at least one lead test since birth upon entry to school.

    All students entering school must provide documentation of current immunizations or they will be excluded from school in accordance with Massachusetts state law. Those students with religious exemptions must provide a written letter annually of their religious exemption status. In the 2019-2020 school year, all 7th graders must have a Tdap vaccine prior to beginning 7th grade. Beginning in 2020-2021, all 7th graders must provide documentation of having been given the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines prior to beginning school. All 11th graders must provide documentation of receiving the meningococcal vaccine booster prior to beginning school. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW CHANGE BY THE STATE. Any student without documentation of these required vaccines will be excluded from school until the documentation is provided to the school nurse.

    Medications:

    In accordance with MA law, students needing any prescription, over-the-counter, herbal, or supplemental vitamins or medicines in school must have a written medication order from their child's physician with the physician's signature. A written parental consent is also required. Medications must be brought in by a responsible adult in the original pharmacy container with the pharmacy label and can only be accepted by school nursing staff.

    COVID-19 Assistance & Services:

    Food:

    *Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

    30 Carew Street, South Hadley, MA

    (413) 437-7593

    Offers pick-up and delivery

    *Please contact Judy at granbytogo@granbyschoolsma.net to help with accessing this service.

    *Amherst Survival Center

    138 Sunderland Rd., Amherst, MA

    (413) 549-3968

    Offers pick-up and delivery

    *Please contact Judy at granbytogo@granbyschoolsma.net to help with accessing this service.

    Food, Employment, & Fuel Assistance:

    *Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP) & Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) to help employment assistance, fuel assistance

    SNAP/DTA :

    877-382-2363 (This is an automated system that will make it easier for the applicant to apply for benefits)

    Mobile App: DTA Connect

    Website: dtaconnect.com

    Families whose students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch started to receive P-EBT cards in the mail on Friday, May 29, and many are having trouble activating their card. Please share the following information from the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) with families:

    How to Activate (PIN) a P-EBT Card

    You will need the letter DTA sent you in the mail to activate the card. If you lost the letter or never received one, you can fill out this form.

    The Massachusetts EBT vendor was not able to change the automated prompts you hear when you call to PIN a card, and unfortunately, some of the automated instructions are inaccurate for P-EBT cards. Instead, please follow the steps below:

    • Call the EBT card phone number on the back of your P-EBT card: 800-997-2555.
    • Enter your P-EBT card number (it is an 18-digit number).
    • You will then be prompted incorrectly to enter the last four digits of your Social Security number. Do not enter the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. For the P-EBT cards, you must enter the last four digits of your child's case number that was provided on the DTA letter you received in the mail.
    • Then enter your child's date of birth using a two-digit month, two-digit day, and four-digit year (example: 04/06/2005).
    • For more information, visit: map-ebt.org. Questions? Call Project Bread's FoodSource Hotline at 800-645-8333

    • Health Insurance:

    • *MassHealth application

    (800) 841-2900
    https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-masshealth-t...
    Ongoing Programs:

    Granby To-Go:

    The "Granby To-Go" program in partnership with the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry, the Western MA Food Bank, Amherst Survival Center, and local businesses and organizations are offering a weekly bag full of non-perishable food to all interested Granby School students, families, and school staff regardless of socioeconomic status. Interested students are sent home with bags of food every Friday; students are asked to return their bags to school in the designated boxes in their school building on the following Monday to be refilled. If you need help accessing services or are interested in volunteering, please contact Judy at granbytogo@granbyschoolsma.net or (413) 467-7104, ext. 5200 or visit the organization’s website at www.granbytogo.org.

    Self-Care Practices:

    In the fall of 2019, Granby Public Schools students and staff will be working with mindfulness expert Kate Forest in using self-care practices throughout the day to help relax, become more focused, and calm. These practices have been demonstrated to have a positive impact on student's social-emotional health and have improved time on learning.

    Granby Schools Wellness Committee:

    The 2020-2021 Wellness Committee meetings will be occurring after school at the Granby Jr/Sr High School. Meeting dates & times to be posted soon. ***All Students, families, school staff, and community members are welcome to attend!***