Notify the school when your child is absent. Include name, class, and reason. This will help us to disinfect classrooms properly and track the incidence of illness.
All absences must be reported. You have three options for contacting the district to report your child's absence/lateness:
- Call our main number (732) 747-0882, press 8 and then press 1 to leave your message
- Email SBS via the SPTG App found on the SPTG website, or
- Email SBS directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to keep your contact information current in the Parent Portal (ie: change of cell #, change of job #)
If your child had been diagnosed with strep throat, pink eye (conjunctivitis), bronchitis, Fifth's Disease, Coxsackie, ringworm, pin worm, mononucleosis or other "catchy" illness, please call or email the nurse. Your child will need a note from your health care provider to return to school.
24 Hour Rule
Fever: Keep your child home until he is fever free for 24 hours without medication
Vomiting or Diarrhea: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the last time he/she vomited or had diarrhea
Antibiotics: Keep your child home for 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics for an infection (ie: strep throat)
If you are not sure if your child should stay home from school, talk to your pediatrician or school nurse.
When to Keep a Child Home from School
Deciding whether to keep a sick child home from school is a hard decision, especially if it means missing work or paying for childcare. Here are some guidelines to follow as you consider whether your child is sick enough to stay home:
- A fever of 100 degrees or higher is a signal that your child should stay home. The child should be fever free (without the aid of Motrin, Tylenol, etc) for 24 hours before they return to school. The child should also be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Has been vomiting or has diarrhea
- Has symptoms that keep your child from participating in school, such as:
- Very tired or lack of appetite
- Cough that he/she cannot control
- Body aches/Earaches
- Sore throat, especially with a headache or stomach ache
- Is his/her illness contagious to others? If so, keep them home. It is not reasonable to bring germs to school.
I Need to Stay Home If ...
I have a fever.
I am vomiting
I have diarrhea
I have a rash
I have head lice
I have an eye infection
I have been in the hospital