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Health Office Guidelines

Health Office Guidelines 
Symptoms that indicate your child is too sick for school are:
  • Fever: A temperature of 100 or higher
    • Student can return once they have been fever free for 24 hours, without the use of medicine. 
  • Nausea/ Vomiting/ Diarrhea
  • Acute Respiratory Symptoms (sore throat, cough, congestion/runny nose)
  • Eye irritation/discomfort (accompanied with redness/drainage)
  • Unknown rash
*Please use your best judgement and keep your sick child home from school. If needed, please seek advice from your child's doctor. 
*Please call the main office to report your child's absence. The phone number is 908-852-8550. 
*Any illness related absence of 3 or more days requires doctor clearance to return back to school. Please send a copy of the doctor's note to the school nurse or send it with your child upon their return. Any restrictions (gym/recess) should be specified by the doctor. 
*Please update all of your emergency contacts in Realtime. If we are unable to contact you, it is important we have an emergency contact(s) to call if your child needs to be picked up from school in the case of an illness/emergency.