Please remember to call in to the Absentee line Ext 418 or the Health Office Ext 419.  This is very important for all to do.  A phone call will be noted as usual, and I will give you a call back as soon as the message on the 418 line is recieved.   


    Readmission to School After an Absence

    1.  A student who has been absent by reason of having or being suspected of having a communicable disease (Including COVID LIKE ILLNESS/SYMPTOMS) must present to the school nurse written evidence of being free of communicable disease, in accordance with Policy 8451.


    2.  A student returning from an absence of any length of time must provide a written statement that is dated and signed by the parent or adult student listing the reason for the absence. 


    3.  A note explaining a student’s absence for a noncommunicable illness for a period of more than three school days must be accompanied by a physician's statement of the student’s illness with medical clearance to return to school.



    General Guidelines for the Control of Outbreaks in School and Child Care Settings School Exclusion List-NJ Department of Health


    Please notify the school if your child has been Diagnosised with a communicable disease.  The following are guidelines for readmission:


    1. Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) -Fever, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose, Cough with absence of a known cause (E.g.,Seasonal Allergies) ~ Exclude till fever free 24 HOURS WITHOUT fever reducing medication~Free of Symptoms~ (COVID LIKE ILLNESS/SYMPTOMS)
    2. Conjunctivitis- PURULENT (pink eye) - Pink or Red conjunctivae with white of yellow discharge, often matted eyelids after sleep and EYE PAIN or redness of the eyelids or skin surrounding the eye ~Exclude until examined by a medical provider and approved for return with a doctor’s note.
    3. E. COLI-Shinga toxin producing E.Coli- Nausea, Vomiting, Bloody Diarrhea, abdominal cramps. ~EXCLUDE till Symptom FREE~
    4. VARICELLA-Slight fever with eruptions which become vesicular ~EXCLUDE till all lesions hve dried and crusted over usually 6 days after ONSET of RASH
    5. Impetigo-Small, red pimples pr fliud-filled blisters with crusted yellow scabs ~EXCLUDE from school. May return with a doctor’s note after treatment is begun. Area must be dry and covered in school.
    6. Pediculosis (head lice) - when student has had one shampoo containing pediculocide and is nit free.
    7. Tinea Corporis/Capitis (Ringworm) - Circular well demarcated lesion that can involve the Scalp, Face, Scalp, or Limps ~EXCLUDE at the end of school day, may return after treatment has begun, with a doctor’s note. Area must be dry and covered when in school.
    8. Streptococcal Pharyngitis (Strep Throat) -Fever, Sore Throat, Exudative tonsillitis or pharyngitis, enlarged Lymph nodes.  ~EXCLUDE may return after student has been on an antibiotic a minimum of 24 hours and presents a doctor’s note.

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have-  I am here to help! 

    ~ Nurse Koch