Illness' and Injuries

Illnesses and Injuries- When to Stay Home


    If your child is sick or injured



    We encourage you to seek medical treatment when your child is sick and to follow your healthcare providers recommendations about staying home, returning to school, and other activities.  If you aren't sure if you should keep your child home, what is considered a contagious illness, or have other questions, please call the school nurse. The State of New Jersey also a list of illnesses/conditions for which a child is excluded from school which is found at NJ State Exclusion List


    You should keep your child home if your child has:


    • Fever of 100 or greater
    • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
    • Rash with itching and/or fever
    • Eye infection with redness, itching and/or discharge from the eye
    • Any infectious illness that requires antibiotics
    • Hospital stay and/or ER visit (please call the nurse for clarification)
    • If your child's doctor gives you written authorization to keep your child home for a specified period
    • If you are unsure whether to send your child or not, please call the school nurse


    Your child can return to school when:


    • He/she has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine (Tylenol/Motrin)
    • He/she has been symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medicine
    • He/she has been cleared to come back by a doctor (written documentation from the doctor is necessary)
    • He/she has been seen by a doctor and has been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours


    A doctor's note is required when:


    • A student has been absent for 3 or more consecutive days of school due to illness
    • Has a contagious illness
    • An injury requiring crutches, a sling, a cast, or other orthopedic injury
    • After an emergency room visit or hospital stay
    • A student has stitches
    • A student has been diagnosed with a concussion
    • A student is on antibiotics