Communicable Disease Guidelines and Immunizations

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Communicable Disease Guidelines



All students born January 1, 1997 or later and entering grade 6 or a comparable special education grade level, will be required to show proof of a TDAP booster and proof of meningitis vaccine. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Those students reporting to school on September 3, 2009 who have not provided proof of immunization as required by law, will be sent home until compliance is met.

Health ALERT Regarding the Measles Virus

For a Health Advisory from the Passaic County Department of Health, 
click here.

For a notice about preventing the spread of Measles in child care and school settings,      
click here.

For information about measles and the vaccine (shot) to prevent it,      
click here.

Information from the CDC regarding Enterovirus D68
2014 EV-D68 NJDOH FAQ.pdf

In effort to promote a health learning environment for all, we ask you to consider the following when deciding whether to send your child to school or not.

Fever: A student with temperature of 100.0 degrees or more must remain home until they are fever free (without the aid of Tylenol) for a full 24 hours. Please do not treat a fever with medication and send your child to school.

Vomiting or Diarrhea: Students need to be able to return to a normal diet and be free from vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

Sore Throat: If your child is awaiting strep test results, please do not send them to school until the results have been obtained. Any student who is being treated for Strep must be on the prescribed antibiotic for a full 24 hours before returning to school.

Rashes: Require a note from your child’s doctor indicating it is not contagious.

Pink eye: If your child awakes with red, itchy and or crusty eyes, please keep them home. To return to school their eyes must be clear or a doctor’s note must indicate they are not contagious.

Head Lice: Please check your child’s head on a regular basis. Head lice can happen to anyone. If you discover your child has lice please let the nurse know in order to minimize the spread at school. Any student who has been diagnosed with lice must be checked by the nurse before they can return to class. West Milford follows a no nit policy. 

**If you notice your child displaying illness symptoms the night before, consider making arrangements for them to remain at home. Extra rest and attention early will often shorten the illness and cut down the spread of germs at school.

FAQ Sheets for Your Information
Flu_ A Guide for Parents.pdf
Chicken Pox (Varicella).pdf
Head Lice Information.pdf
Whooping Cough (Pertussis).pdf
Meningococcal FAQ.pdf
HPV virus