Health Office

Gerri Moran, RN BSN
School Nurse
(973) 593-3178

Welcome to the Kings Road School Health Office! As we all know, children work hard during the school day. For an ill child however, the energy required to complete the day is often not there. Sending your child to school sick puts your child at risk for prolonged illness and puts the children around him/her at greater risk for becoming ill.

Please accept the following guidelines to assist you in determining when your child is too sick to come to school. If you have any questions regarding these guidelines please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Keep you child home if he or she has:

  • Unusual fatigue, paleness, lack of appetite or irritability
  • Fever of 100.4 degrees or higher. Children should be fever free (<100°) without fever reducing medicines (Advil, Tylenol) for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea. Children should be free of both vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Inability to sleep most of night because he or she didn’t feel well, or wake not feeling well.
  • Sore throat, especially if combined with a fever or swollen neck glands. If your child has been diagnosed with strep throat, he or she needs to be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • If there is risk to other students from being exposed to your child’s illness.
  • Drainage from the eye. If your child was diagnosed with pink eye, a medical note clearing him to return to school is warranted.
  • Rashes unrelated to heat or other known, non contagious cause. If your child does have a rash, a note from the physician stating that the rash is not contagious is warranted.

Also, if your child has seen a doctor for an illness, please obtain a note on when your doctor feels it is appropriate to return to class.It is very important to notify me as soon as possible if your child is diagnosed and/or treated for any contagious condition such as strep throat, conjunctivitis, infectious mononucleosis, head lice or chicken pox.