Kelly A Bernazzoli RN
MWES School Nurse
732-431-8022 x 5108
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO KEEP MY CHILD HOME?
- Your child doesn’t feel well enough to take part in normal activities, (such as overly tired, fussy or won’t stop crying).
- The illness is on this list and staying home is recommended.
- Remember, the best way to prevent the spread of infection is through good hand washing.
- Fever: Keep your child home until the temperature has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Motrin.
- Vomiting/Diarrhea: Keep your child home at least 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea and able to tolerate regular food.
- Cough: if severe, wheezing or uncontrollable, please seek medical attention. Cough drops may be dispensed if provided by the parent and a note is written.
- Strep Throat: The child may return to school after being on antibiotics for 24 hours and/or a note from physician.
- Conjunctivitis “pink eye”: If a child’s eyes are clear and on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours he or she can return to school. A note from your physician is suggested.
As you are aware, the State of New Jersey has revised the laws regarding school attendance. In order to be in compliance with these laws, the Freehold Township Schools have created board policy to govern student attendance in Freehold Township. A summary of the policy can be found in the student handbook you received in September.
School board policy requires that the school receive a written note for each school absence with the parent’s original signature. This note should state the date and reason for absence. We have created a form which may make it easier for you to fill out and send in the required information. You can complete the form in place of a note and return it the day your child returns to school. Immediately following any future absences, you can always refer to this site to access the form or you may write an absence note to your child’s teacher. We appreciate your cooperation with this policy.