• WELCOME TO THE WALUT AVENUE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE

    Susan Stein:  School Nurse

    908 709 6995

    steinsus@cranfordschools.org

     

    Maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment is our mission.  Following are a few reminders for parents to assist us in keeping all of our children healthy and  happy at school:

     

    Absence Line: 

    Developing good attendance habits is essential for success at school.  Whenever children are unable to come to school, please contact the school absence line at 908 709 6995.  Leave your child’s name, grade, teacher and reason for absence.

     

    Returning to School Following an Absence:

    • Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication before he/ she can return to school
    • Your child must be free of vomiting/ diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
    • Unexplained Rashes: If your child has a rash, we will need a doctor’s note stating that the condition is non-contagious before returning to school

     

    Jewelry:

    Students are not allowed to wear jewelry (ear-rings, necklaces, etc.) during gym classes.  Students wearing jewelry will not be allowed to participate.

     

    Flip Flops:

    Please do not send your child to school in flip flops.  These can pose safety issues at recess

     

    Coats, Hats, Gloves:

    We send children outdoors for recess whenever possible.  Please be sure our child is dressed appropriately for the weather.

     

    Allergies: 

    Always check your child’s class allergy list whenever sending food or treats for the class.

     

    NEVER HESITATE TO CALL THE NURSE’S OFFICE ANY TIME YOU HAVE A QUESTION OR CONCERN.

     

    GUIDELINES FOR KEEPING SICK CHILDREN HOME FROM SCHOOL

     

    PLEASE KEEP ME HOME IF:

     

    I have a fever

    I am vomiting

    I have diarrhea

    I have a rash

    I have head lice/nits

    I have an eye infection

               

    Temperature of 100.0 or above.

    Two or more times in 24 hours

    Two or more watery stools in 24 hours

    Body rash with itching or fever

    Itchy scalp. Live lice or nits in hair

    White part of eye is pink and/or draining from the eye

    To Return

    To School

    I Need:

     

     

     

    To be fever free without the assistance of medication for 24 hours.

    Note from parent or guardian

    To be free from vomiting for 24 hours.

     

    Note from parent or guardian

    To be free from diarrhea for 24 hours

     

    Note from parent or guardian

     

    A doctor’s note permitting return to school

    Must be free of all lice/nits to return to school. Must be cleared by nurse to return to class

     

    To have clear eyes that are not draining. To have completed 24 hours of treatment.

     

    A doctor’s note permitting return to school

     

    PLEASE KEEP ME HOME IF:

    I am congested and/or have a thick constant runny nose

    I have a sore throat.

    I have been diagnosed with strep throat

    I have been in the hospital or emergency room

    I am just not feeling good at all

       

     

       

    Uncomfortable stuffed up feeling and/or runny nose

    With fever or swollen glands

    Red sore throat with patches on tonsils, swollen glands, fever and or rash

    Any hospital stay or emergency room visit.

    Usually tired and/or pale. Lack of appetite, confused and/or cranky

    To Return

    To School

    I Need:

     

     

     

    To be fever free without    the assistance of medication  for 24 hours. 

     

    Note from parent or guardian    

     

    To be fever free without the assistance of mediction for 24 hours.

     

     

    Note from parent or guardian

    To be fever free without the assistance of medication for 24 hours.

     

    To have completed 48 hours of treatment. A doctor’s note permitting return to school

    A copy of the discharge instructions and/or doctor’s note permitting return to school. This must include any special instructions or modifications.

    To be feeling better and acting normal

     

    A note from parent or guardian

     

    IF ANY OF THESE SIGNS OF ILLNESS ARE SHOWN AT SCHOOL, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO PICK YOUR CHILD UP FROM SCHOOL. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL EMERGENCY NUMBERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION ARE CORRECT.