Student Handbook - Support Services: Cafeteria, School Counseling, Health, Library, Special Education and Transportation
OAKMONT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Support Services: Cafeteria, School Counseling, Health, Library, Special Education and Transportation
Online Payment for School Breakfast and Lunch
- Simply go to the district website at www.awrsd.org
- Click on the Food Services link.
- Click on the MyNutrikids.com link. From this site you will create your account and add money to your child’s school meal account. All you need is your child’s name, student ID number, and school ZIP code.
- If you have more than one child in the District you can handle all online prepayments from the same online account.
- Payments may be made through an existing PayPal account or with a major credit or debit card. ● In order to use the online prepayment service, a small convenience fee for each transaction will be assessed to cover the bank fees. The convenience fee is $1.75 per deposit transaction. Parents placing money into multiple meal accounts at one time will only be assessed the $1.75 fee once per deposit transaction. Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District and Chartwells do not profit from the use of this site.
- A recommendation would be to deposit more money less often to avoid the $1.75 fee assessed at each
If you wish to pre-pay by check, please make payable to: Oakmont Food Service OR AWRSD Food Service.
- Students are required to report to the cafeteria for their assigned lunch period. Students found in other areas of the building during their scheduled lunch without an authorized pass will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Students are to conduct themselves in a reasonable manner in the lunch lines and in the cafeteria. No running or pushing in lines; no cutting into a line; purchase only one lunch at a time.
- Students are responsible for leaving the table and the surrounding area clean. This implies that students must
- empty all trays in proper receptacles and return trays to the designated area after eating, and dispose of all lunch bags, wrappers, beverage containers etc.
- Students who by their behavior indicate that they cannot act in a responsible manner in the cafeteria may lose the privilege of eating in the cafeteria. Students who throw food or anything else, or tamper with other students’ food will be subject to disciplinary action.
- Students in violation of cafeteria rules may be assigned clean-up detail, detentions or other sanctions as needed.
- Students will be dismissed from the cafeteria by the supervisors.
Free or Reduced Lunch
School counselors are available to provide assistance to students. Visits to the school counseling office are by appointment during the regular school day. No appointment is necessary to consult with a counselor before or after school, or in cases of emergency. Counselor responsibilities are as follows:
Mr. Pilger: All students with last names A-F 978-827-5907 ext. 2163 [email protected]
Mr. Bradley: All students with last names G-O 978-827-5907 ext. 2159 [email protected]
Ms. Dubovick: All students with last Names P-Z 978-827-5907 ext. 2164 [email protected]
The school nurse is primarily responsible for the administration of emergency care. Emergency care is limited to first aid only. First aid is defined as the immediate and temporary care given in order to prevent further injury until medical care may be secured. All medical treatment is considered outside the area of school responsibility. Follow-up care of the student is entirely the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Students should consult the School Nurse when they have any concerns or questions pertaining to health issues. Any student who wishes to see the nurse during school time must secure a pass from the classroom teacher and report directly to the nurse’s office.
The role of the School Nurse includes:
- Providing acute and emergency care for students and staff
- Conducting mandated screenings
- Health counseling and education when needed
- Medication administration and assessment
- Planned care for students with special medical needs
- Data evaluation in terms of immunizations and screenings
- Providing resources to access primary health services
- Communicable disease control
- Promoting environmental health and safety
- Providing linkage to community resources
When should a student stay home from school?
- If the student has a contagious illness such as Covid19, strep throat, flu, or chicken pox
- If the student has a fever of 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours
- If the student has had vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours
- If the student has red/pink eye or has drainage from the eyes
- If the student has head lice or nits (in this case, the student must be seen by the School Nurse before returning to school.)
- If the student does not have proof of all required immunizations
Physical ExaminationsThe Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that students have periodic physical examinations. All students during the grade nine (9) year are required to have a physical exam either by their family physician or by the school physician. All students new to Oakmont, regardless of grade, must furnish a copy of a current physical exam before they begin classes. The physical form must be on file with the School Nurse.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that students be properly immunized. All students attending Massachusetts’s schools must comply with this requirement. The only exceptions that can be made are for religious and medical reasons. At Oakmont Regional High School all students’ records are reviewed annually at the beginning of the school year. The school nurse will notify parents or guardians of children who are not properly immunized. Failure to do so will result in the student’s exclusion from the school until requirements are met.
Vision and Hearing Testing
Grade 9 students will have vision and hearing tests done during the freshman year. Parents or guardians will be notified if a student fails either test, a referral letter will be sent home. The letter will indicate that the child is to be evaluated by a physician. A letter from the physician written findings and recommendations must be returned to the school nurse if a student has failed either test.
Height and Weight Recording
Grade 10 students will have their height and weight measured and recorded during the sophomore year.
Illness or Injury During the School Day
Any student who becomes ill or is injured during the school day must report to the school nurse. Under no circumstances should an ill or injured student leave Oakmont Regional High School without being dismissed by the school nurse. The student will be dismissed, if necessary, through the nurse’s office, according to the dismissal procedure.
Medication Administration Policy
- A written order from a licensed prescriber and/or the original labeled pharmacy container. The written prescription order is needed for all long-term medications, over ten days.
- Written permission from a parent or guardian
- The original labeled pharmacy container if medication is to be given for 10 school days or less.
- Written permission from a parent or guardian. This includes medicine such as Tylenol, aspirin, etc.
Medication orders must be reviewed and re-filed yearly by law for prescription or “over the counter “medications. Medication order forms are available in the health office.
The mission of the Nims Library is to provide up-to-date, quality resources for students and faculty; teach library usage and research skills; promote love of literature and life-long learning; and provide a comfortable and supportive environment for study, reading, research, and quiet social conversation. Nims Library is typically open from 7:20 A.M. to 3:15 P.M. Students are allowed to access the library at any time with a pass from their teacher unless the library is booked. Students are expected to sign into the library upon arrival and out of the library upon departure. The library is a valuable resource of materials helpful in completing class assignments and for recreational reading as well. Students may borrow those materials designated by the librarian as “circulating” and are responsible for the replacement of items damaged or lost while on loan. The privilege to borrow library materials and the duration of the loan period are determined by the librarian based on instructional needs and outstanding student bills. Library materials include, but are not limited to, books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, videotapes, and computers with CD-ROM and Internet capabilities. The library catalog and subject-specific databases are available through the school web page at https://oakmontlibrary.weebly.com/.
Computer UsageOakmont computers are not to be used for commercial activities or any activities in violation of the Ashburnham-Westminster Regional School District Acceptable Use Policy See Appendix E. Violators will lose computer privileges and be subject to further disciplinary action. Please click here to review the district technology resources.