Giving thanks to the school nurses

School officials recognize the pivotal role of school nurses

Kathryn Gallerani
Wicked Local
The Carver school nurses were the recipients of special recognition for all they do at the Nov. 5 School Committee meeting.

CARVER – Among the heroes during the coronavirus pandemic are the school nurses who have taken the lead in contact tracing, call every student who is sick, answer calls and offer advice and support among their other duties.

Superintendent Scott Knief and the Carver School Committee recognized school nurses Karen Showan and Jessica Foley from Carver Middle High School and Vira Berkobein and Nancy Connolly from Carver Elementary School Nov. 5 for the significant role they have taken on this past year.

Showan, the nurse leader, said she appreciates the recognition for what has been a team effort and thanks parents and students for being patient and cooperative in following the guidelines. Berkobein said it has truly been a team effort at the elementary school as well.

Foley said their priority is keeping students and staff safe and healthy and appreciate the cooperation and understanding they are given.

Getting to the next step

The Carver Public Schools have a technology teacher on board and have secured a $28,500 Innovation Pathway Planning Grant to help plan the implementation of an engineering pathway program.

The school district will also apply for a second grant for supplies, materials and other needs for full implementation of the program. Knief said a full presentation will be made to the School Committee at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 19.

Don’t forget the free meals

Free meals, both grab-and-go meals for remote learning days and breakfast and lunch for students in school, are available for all children and teens in the Carver schools through the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the end of the school year. Afterschool snacks have also been approved.

Curbside pickup of meals for remote learners will continue to be available at Carver Elementary School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

Check the schedule

The calendar of events for November includes School Safety Week Nov. 16-21 at Carver Elementary School; Middle School Cohort A and Remote picture day Nov. 17 at Carver Middle High School; Parent Teacher Conferences from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Carver Elementary School; Parent Teacher Conferences from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Carver Middle High School; and Middle School Cohort B and Remote picture day at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Carver Middle High School. The term ends Nov. 19. Thanksgiving recess is Nov. 26-27.

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