Should your child be absent or late we ask you to call the school at 856-234-1610, Press 1 at the prompt to leave a message for the attendance secretary stating the name of your child, grade level, homeroom teacher and reason for absence. This line is available 24 hours a day. Please let us know the type of illness your child is experiencing, as this information helps us monitor trends at school and for the county. If you wish to further discuss your child’s illness, please contact the school nurse directly at 856-234-1610, ext. 2019 or press 5 at the prompt.
Should I Send my Child to School?
It is not always easy to decide if your child is sick enough to stay home or well enough to be in school. When a child’s illness prevents them from participating in a school activity or when their illness poses a risk of spreading a harmful disease to others, they should stay home.
To keep our school safe for everyone, please remember to follow district policy regarding illness.
Do not send your child to school with a fever (temperature of 100.00 F or over).
Your child must be fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.
A child with vomiting and diarrhea should be kept home until symptoms have resolved for 24 hours and the child is able to tolerate food and drink.
If your MD prescribed antibiotics, your child must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Please consult your healthcare provider if your child’s symptoms do not improve or seem to be getting worse.
Check out the below CDC link for current information on “Keeping Children Healthy While School’s Out”