Medical Policy

In consideration of fellow students and staff members, please refrain from sending your child to school if he/she displays any of the following symptoms at home. If such symptoms occur at school, the child will be removed from peers, and you will be called to take him/her home.

Fever of more than 1OO.5degrees F in the past 24 hours
Vomiting in the past 24 hours
Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
Severe pain or discomfort
Yellow eyes or jaundice skin
Red eyes with discharge
Difficult or rapid breathing
Skin rashes lasting longer than 24 hours
Swollen joints
Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
Stiff neck
Blood in urine
Sore throat or severe coughing
Mouth sores with drooling
Once a child is symptom free, or has a physician’s note stating that he/she no longer poses a serious health risk to themselves or others, he/she may return to school.
If a child contracts any of the following diseases, please report it to the school’s director immediately. The childmay not return to school without a doctor’s note stating that the child presents no risk to himself/herself or others.
Excludable Communicable Diseases
Respiratory Illnesses
Gastro-intestinal Illnesses
Contact Illnesses
Chicken Pox
Giardia Lamblia*
German measles*
Hepatitis A*
Hemophilus Influenzae*
Strep Throat
Whooping cough
* Reportable diseases, as specified in NJAC, IO: l22-7,1O (a)
If your child is exposed to any excludable disease at school, you will be notified in writing. The following is a guide to when your child is no longer contagious. This is only a guide; for further verification, check with your child’s doctor.
Chicken pox After all sores are crusted, usually 7 days
Strep Throat 24 hours after treatment begins
Conjunctivitis 24 hours after treatment begins
Head Lice 24 hours after treatment begins
Diarrhea: After stools form again

Our school does not administer non-prescription or prescription drugs on a short term basis. RCNS will provide reasonable accomodations for the administration of medication or health care procedures to a child with special needs. Written approval must be given by the parent.