What to do if.....

  • When to Keep Your Child Home

    Due to COVID 19 Pandemic our illness practices have been modified and you may be given instructions different from those listed below.   We will be following guidlance from the New Jersey Department of Health, The CDC and our district physician. 

     

    We try to prevent the spread of illness by encouraging frequent hand washing, proper diet and rest. Most importantly, we ask you to keep your child home when he or she is sick. We recognize that working parents aren't always free to stay home with sick children, but in the interest of all the children, we ask you to use good judgment and keep a sick child home.  See below for specifics.

    Temperature

    Your child must remain home if he/she has a fever of 100° or higher. School policy requires that your child be fever-free without medication, for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

    Diarrhea

    If you child has a fever, you should follow the guidelines above. If your child is not running a fever, it is best to use good judgment about staying home. Remember, in school, the bathroom is not always easily available.

    Vomiting

    Your child must not have vomited for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

    Contagious Diseases/Condition

    Your child must remain home when he/she shows symptoms of a contagious disease such at strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), flu, impetigo, ringworm or if head lice is suspected. Please contact your school nurse if you have any questions or need guidance.

    Nasal Discharge

    If your child has copious, continuous, uncontrollable greenish-yellow nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff, please keep your child at home.