In the event of illness or injury it is imperative that we are able to conform to the wishes of parents or guardians regarding the release of their child for treatment. It is MANDATORY that EMERGENCY CARDS be completed and signed for each student. Every attempt will be made to contact the parent or guardian before calling the persons listed on the card/form as emergency contacts. Your child will be released ONLY to the person listed on the emergency card/form.
If your child does not have an emergency card/form on file, or if you have changed some of your information, please contact the main office or health office to give updated information.
If a student is suspected of having strep, they are to be excluded from school until the 24 hour throat culture results are received. If a student is diagnosed as having strep; the student is to be excluded from school until on antibiotic therapy for twenty four hours.
Please do not send your child to school if he/she exhibits any of the following symptoms:
Your child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school without using fever-reducing medicines, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
Any student who vomits, needs to be excluded for 24 hours before returning to school.
If your child has copious, continuous, uncontrollable nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff. Please keep your child at home until the secretions are more controlled.
If your child has a communicable disease, as in accordance with the District Policy 8457, a student excluded from school with a communicable disease, shall not be readmitted to their classroom until she/ he presents written evidence of being free of communicable disease. This is also in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Heath.
Contagious illnesses such as: Strep Throat, Chicken Pox, Coxsackie, Conjunctivitis, Fifth’s Disease must be reported to the nurse.
The nurse must be notified if your child received: stitches, a fracture or burn.
If a student needs crutches a doctor’s note must be given to the nurse.
Good hand hygiene is extremely important!! Please have your child cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Please remember to cough into “elbow” to keep germs off hands. Prevention with good hygiene is essential!!
Throughout the year, please check the school website for any updated medical issues of concern. Together we can maintain a healthy school environment for all of our students. Please refer to this link for frequently asked questions on the Enterovirus,D68: