General Office Information
General Health Office Information
ü Absences: All absences must be reported on the absence line on the day of the absence, except when a written note has preceded the absence. Call 908-753-5300 to report an absence to the Middle School Absence Line. Be sure to include the following:
- Child's Name and Grade
- Reason for Absence - fever, vomiting, diarrhea, communicable illness (please see below).
- Anticpated date of return - Remember child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Advil or Motrin before returning to school.
ü Illnesses: All communicable illnesses need to be reported to the School Nurse. Examples of this are: Strep infections, Chicken Pox, Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Influenza, Lice, Mononucleosis, etc.
ü Students Should Stay Home If:
- Fever over 100.0 – The child must be fever free, without the use of fever reducers, for 24 hours before being allowed to return to school.
- Vomiting or Diarrhea – Students should stay home for 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea has occurred.
- Strep Throat – Students must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school after a positive strep test.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Students must be on treatment for pink eye for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Chicken Pox – Students need to have sores healed over, no weeping/oozing sores before returning to school. Please see school nurse before reporting to class.
- Lice – Students need to be treated with a lice treatment before returning to school. Students need to report to the school nurse before reporting to class.
Casts, Crutches, Splints, Wheelchairs
- Ø Students must report to the school nurse before reporting to class if they have any orthopedic devices to ensure for the safety of the student in the hallways.
- Ø Students who have crutches are not allowed to take the bus and arrangements need to be made with the transportation department if an alternative means of transportation cannot be made.
ALL medications need to be administered in the nurse’s office. Students may NOT carry prescription or over the counter medication unless it is a medical necessity for them to do so (Epi-Pen, asthma inhaler), and then self-carry medication forms need to be completed.
Medication forms are available for download at the www.warrentboe.org website. Over the counter medications, such as Tylenol, Advil, Tums, Bacitracin and Benadryl are available in the nurse’s office with prior parental written permission. Forms are available in the nurse’s office or online at www.warrentboe.org.