When to keep your child at home
Exclusion for Contagious Diseases
If your child develops any of the following diseases please notify the school nurse so that they can provide direction given to them by the Gloucester County Health Department. Any child who has been ill with any of these diseases must have a doctor’s certificate before he/she returns to school.
1 MEASLES (Rubeola)
2 GERMAN MEASLES (Rubella)
3 CHICKENPOX (Varicella)
5 PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH).
6 STREPTOCOCCAL INFECTIONS (SCARLET FEVER, SCARLATINA, STREP THROAT) – Until acute illness is over or 24 hours after specific antibiotic therapy is begun by the child’s physician
In order to prevent the spread of contagious disease and per the protocol of Swedesboro-Woolwich school physician, parents should keep children at home if they have any of the following symptoms:
- Vomiting/diarrhea (should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode)
- Sustained cough with shortness of breath
- Rashes of unknown origin or any draining sores
- Fever (should not return to school until fever free without fever-relieving medication for 24 hours)
If any of these symptoms are found in a child in school, parents/guardians will be notified, and the child may need to be picked up from school. This is done to protect the health of the whole school, as well as that of the student.
PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN HOME IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS!