CONOVER ROAD PRIMARY SCHOOL
732-946-0055 ext 4775
NOTES FROM THE NURSE
The children go out for recess every day. Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for outdoor play. In cooler weather, be sure to include a jacket, hat and mittens (or gloves). Sandals are not appropriate for outdoor play and can actually cause injuries; sneakers should be worn instead. Please do not send your child to school if he or she has a slight temperature, a severe cold, or other sign of illness. If your child is recovering from a disease or illness, please do not let him/her return to school until he or she is able to participate in the regular activities of the school day, including physical education and outdoor recess, If your child is to be excused from physical education or recess, we would appreciate it if you would provide us with a doctor's note with the reason for the excuse and the length of time. If your child comes to school with an ace bandage or splint, they will not be allowed to participate in physical education and recess. A doctor's note must be provided.
The common cold presents the most frequent problem since it is so readily transmitted to others. A child with a bad cold (e.g. persistent coughing and/or sneezing increased or unusual discharge) should remain home even if no fever is present.
A fever is a warning sign that all is not right with the body. The best way to check for a fever is with a thermometer. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not be sent to school. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher at school, he or she will be sent home.
VOMITING and DIARRHEA
A Child with a sore throat accompanied by a fever should be kept home and their physician consulted. If a diagnosis of strep throat has been made,please notify the Health office. If an antibiotic has been prescribed, the child must be on antibiotics AT LEAST 24 HOURS before returning to school. Please provide a doctor's note upon your child's return to school.
Open sores require special attention. Impetigo is one form of a contagious skin infection that requires medical treatment before a child can attend school. Documentation of medical treatment is required for the child to return to school . If documentation is not provided, the child will be sent home.
The student may attend school during an active case if the student has the ability and practices personal hygiene precautions. Young children should be kept home until the lesion(s) have dried.
CONJUNCTIVITIS (Pink Eye)
The student may return to school after being on antibiotic therapy for at least 24 hours, and there is no more drainage from the eye.
The student may attend school if treatment is verified and the area is covered.