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Peace, Love, and Handwashing
I hope you all are staying healthy!
Please let me know if I can help with anything.
Current 5th graders will need an updated ("sports" if applicable, otherwise routine form) physical exam AND immunization record with their 6th grade Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines.
The sports physical can be found here:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
**If your child tests positive, please keep them home, notify the nurse at their school, and wait further guidance.
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If you have an updated physical, please be sure to send it in so that I have the most up-to-date information on your child(ren). Thank you.
Please note, before returning to school, students must be:
-fever free for 24 hours without medication
-no vomiting for 24 hours
It is important to notify the school, and myself, about any injuries your child may have sustained during non-school hours... especially if the student will be coming into school wearing a brace, splint, etc. along with any activity restriction(s). Any activity restriction beyond 2 days requires a note from a physician. Please be mindful that if a child is being excused from Physical Education (PE), they will also NOT be able to participate in recess.
Please continue to call in absences to the main office @ 201-930-5600 x165. Sharing the reason for your child’s absence allows us to better keep the community up-to-date of things to contact their pediatrician for. This also allows us to follow illness trends and keep the rest of the school community aware; while maintaining confidentiality.
If your child has a well visit appointment with their pediatrician, please be sure to request a copy of the physical and exam to update their school health files. Feel free to send this documentation in with you child, email it to me: NurseBaker@woodcliff-lake.com, or fax to 201-307-8907.
In Good Health,