Welcome back to school! To help make the year more successful for the for your child:
Make sure immunizations are up-to-date.
Establish a bedtime and wake-up time to ensure adequate and consistent sleep.
Develop a routine for homework and after-school activities.
Eat breakfast each day at home or at school.
Help make appropriate clothing choices (for example, wear comfortable and safe shoes).
Make your child’s health concern known to the school and school nurse.
Introduce yourself and your child to the school nurse.
Bring current signed healthcare provider orders for treatments and all medications to be given at school.
Bring the medication in the original pharmacy container.
Give permission for the school nurse to communicate with your family’s healthcare provider.
Provide parent/guardian contact information and update the school with any changes.
This time of year is a good time to review the importance of good hand washing. It is well documented that the most important measure for preventing the spread of pathogens is effective hand washing. http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/
Review hygiene tips with your child to prevent the spread of infections.
The CDC reminds us that the best way to prevent the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
In addition to hand washing, good health habits that help prevent infection include:
Avoid close contact with sick people. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, remain physically active and get enough sleep.
Back to school night is on Thursday, October 8, 2015 from 6:30-8 PM
School will be closed October 12, 2015 for Columbus Day
October 20, 2015 is an early dismissal day for students
November 3, 2015 is an early dismissal day for students
School is closed November 5-6, 2015 for NJEA Convention
November 25, 2015 is an early dismissal day for staff and students
School is closed November 26-27 for Thanksgiving
December 7, 2015 is an early dismissal day for students
School is closed December 23, 2015 - January 1, 2016 for Holiday Recess
School is closed January 18, 2016 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
School is closed February 1, 2016 for students only
School is closed February 15, 2016 for Presidents Day
School is closed March 25, 2016 for Good Friday
School is closed March 28, 2016 for Easter Monday
School is closed April 11-15, 2016 for Spring Recess
May 10, 2016 is an early dismissal day for students
School is closed May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day
The last day of school for students is June 23, 2016