It is very important for you as the parent/guardian of your child to recognize when it is not prudent for your child to be in school. The following is a list of indicators to assist you when you need to make the decision not to send your child to school.
    • Vomiting within the last 24 hours.
    • Diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
    • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher is considered fever. A child should be feeling well and be "fever free"  without the use of Tylenol or Advil or other fever reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school.
    • Sore throat/fever.
    • Positive throat culture for strep throat, your child may return to school no sooner than 24 hours after the antibiotic has been started.
    • Persistent cough or congestion/runny nose with body aches.
    • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) requires a child to be on eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school.
    Please call  201.664.0286 to report an absence or lateness before 9:00am and leave a message on the attendance line.
    Crutches Boy
    Students arriving to school with crutches or a cast MUST see the nurse and have a physicians note stating the diagnosis and requirement for use of crutches in the school. The note should state the duration of time that the student must stay out of physical education and when to return.  If your child is returning to school with an injury, please obtain a note from the physician for the absence. A physician's note is required for use of crutches in school. It must clearly state that the student is allowed on crutches in school and on the bus, if riding the bus, and the duration of time needed. A physicians note is required for casts, arm slings, air splints and finger splints. The note must state the nature of the injury, any limitations and the dates the student is to be excused from physical education and recess activities.
    Physical Education Excuses
    Parents/Guardians may write a note excusing their child from physical education for that day due to injury or discomfort. After three consecutive parent excuses, a physicians note is required. All requests for physician P.E. excuses must come to the nurse.