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HEALTH TIPS and REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL:   STAY HOME IF: *Fever over 100. Children should remain home for 24 hours after the fever has resolved, without the  use of medicine. Children will be sent home from school with a temperature of 100 or above.
*Any vomiting or diarrhea during the night, in school or in the morning before school must stay home for 24 hours until symptom free.
*Crusty, itchy, draining, red eyes.
*Any undiagnosed rash. Contact your physician if your child has a rash, skin irritation or skin lesion. *Severe cold, sore throat or cough symptoms, with thick discolored drainage from the nose.
*Students who are being treated with an antibiotic must complete 24 hours of treatment and be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.

**Please notify the school nurse if your child is missing school or has been diagnosed with an infectious disease process @ 201-816-7710, hit #2 for nurse.**

*Students will not be excused from PE class or recess without a note from a physician.
* If your child is injured, the medical note must state the activity limitations and when the child may return to full activity.
 * A doctor's note on returning to school after a 3-day absence that a child is not contagious or if requested by the school nurse.
MEDICATION: If your child requires a prescription or over-the-counter medication while at school, parents must bring the medication to the nurse in the original container with the district medication form signed by the parent & the physician. The medication form and policy are available below.

FLU SHOT OFFERINGS: For information on where you and your family can obtain their Flu vaccination, go to Remember that the Flu vaccination is required for all Pre K and daycare centers in NJ, to be received between September 1 to December 31 st. The Flu vaccine is the only known protection against the Flu virus. Flu season ends on April 31st in NJ.

**Please feel free to contact me with any health concerns, food allergies,injuries, rashes, safety issues or questions @ 201-816-7710, hit #2 for nurse. Take a moment to read the Stillman Story monthly and watch for my Health Tips!   My priority as your school nurse is the health & wellness of your child while in school, as healthy children learn better!

Welcome back and Have a great 2022/23 school year!!! Nurse Hess