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Emergency Care

A comprehensive health service is provided in accordance with state law and Board of Education policy. In case of an accident or illness in school, parents/guardians are notified of the health emergency so that the child may be taken home or to a physician. The school cannot provide transportation. In extreme emergencies, the local First Aid Squad (911) will be called.

Medication Policy

Only the school nurse and the student's parents/guardians are the only ones permitted to administer medication in New Jersey Schools. Medication will be administered to a student in accordance with Board of Education Policy.

Health Screenings

During the school year each student will be seen by the school nurse for the following appraisals: height and weight, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure screening.  Scoliosis screening is conducted for fifth graders.  Vision screening is conducted for sixth graders.  In the event a health problem is identified, notices will be sent to the parent by the nurse.

 Reasons to Keep Your Child Home 

Children spread germs quickly and easily without knowing it, even when they are reminded to wash their hands and cover their mouth when coughing and sneezing.

In an effort to prevent the spread of germs and safeguard the health of both students and staff, here are some guidelines to follow when making an informed decision about whether or not to send your child to school.

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF:

1. He or she has fever. Students may return to school when their temperature has been normal for 24 hours without having taken temperature-lowering medication. - RPS Policy 

2. He or she has vomiting or diarrhea.  Students should be symptom free for 24 hours and be able to hold down food and fluids before returning to school. - RPS Policy 

3. He or she has a bad cold, cough or Flu like symptoms. Students should stay home if they are too uncomfortable to complete work and participate during class. Students should also stay home if they have a persistent or severe cough, sneezing, headache, body ache, stuff/runny nose, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Students may return to school when they have been without fever for 24 hrs (without the use of temperature lowing medications) and activity level have returned to normal.

4. He or she has confirmed/suspected strep throat. Students may return to school 24-48 hours after the first dose of antibiotic therapy has been started, in accordance with your doctor's orders. The student must feel well enough to attend, and must not present with any other signs or symptoms, including fever. (This virus can cause scarlet fever/scarlatina,if left untreated).A doctor's note stating the condition is not contagious is necessary for the student to return to school. - RPS Policy 

5. He or she exhibits a skin rash of unknown origin. Please consult your physician before sending your child to school. A doctor's note stating the condition is not contagious is necessary for the student to return to school.- RPS Policy