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Last Updated: 11/22/2022 7:03 PM

 

 

COVID-19 Protocols for School 

updated 10/28/22

SYMPTOMS:

If your child is not feeling well or has any symptoms which may be COVID-19 related, please do not send them to school.  

Symptoms could include any of the following:

⬜ fever of 100.4 degrees F

⬜ new or worsening cough

⬜ difficulty breathing

⬜ new or worsening cough

⬜ chills

⬜ fatigue

⬜ muscle pain or body aches

⬜ new taste or smell disorder

⬜ congestion or runny nose

⬜ nausea or vomiting

⬜ diarrhea

⬜ headache

CLOSE CONTACT:

If your child has been identified as a close contact to a positive COVID-19 case, we ask that you have your child mask for a period of ten days, regardless of vaccination status,  and test your child 5 days after their last contact with the positive individual. They may attend school as long as they remain symptoms few and wear a mask while at school for 10 days following exposure.  

During those ten days, watch for any symptoms of COVID-19 in your child.  Symptoms could include any of the following:

⬜ fever of 100.4 degrees F

⬜ new or worsening cough

⬜ difficulty breathing

⬜ new or worsening cough

⬜ chills

⬜ fatigue

⬜ muscle pain or body aches

⬜ new taste or smell disorder

⬜ congestion or runny nose

⬜ nausea or vomiting

⬜ diarrhea

⬜ headache

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, even if they have no symptoms, your child will need to stay home from school, activities and childcare for at least five days.. If symptom free, they may return to school and activites wearing a mask on days 6 through 10.  SEE BELOW

TESTED POSITIVE:

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms:

 

  • ISOLATE:  Your child should isolate (separate for others) at home for at least five full days from when they began experiencing symptoms and avoid being around others as much as possible.  Keep home from school, child care, and extra curricular activities/sports. 

  • MASK:  Have your child wear a well fitting mask whenever around others through day 10.

  • MONITOR:  Monitor your child’s symptoms and call their medical provider for worsening illness or any symptoms that seem severe or concerning to you.

  • RETURN TO SCHOOL on Day 6 if:

    • They have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medications; and

    • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving

    • A well-fitting mask can be worn through DAY 10.

  • NOTIFY anyone they may have been in close contact with during the 2 days prior to the start of their symptoms through Day 5, or for those who did not develop symptoms from the date the test was taken through Day 5.

 

Please feel free to contact school nurses for further guidance and instruction.

Haviland Avenue Elementary School Nurse

Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N.

(856) 546-4922 x6207

arossi-alston@audubonschools.org

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COLD AND FLU SEASON - A NOTE FROM NURSE ANN:


In addition to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our school community will be faced with cold and flu season. At Haviland Avenue School, health practices, such as covering coughs and hand washing, are always emphasized in an effort to prevent the spread of illness in our school environment. As your child’s school nurse, I also recommend parents consult with their health care providers regarding a yearly influenza vaccination. NJ Law does require an annual flu vaccine for students up to the age of 59 months.   

There are times when the only way to prevent the spread of illness is to keep students that are ill out of school.  Keeping children home when they are too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential illness.

Symptoms that child is too sick for school

  • Fever: Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Child must not have a fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
     
  • Vomiting: Child should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting.
     
  • Diarrhea: Children with watery stools may not return to school until 24 hours after their last episode of diarrhea.
     
  • Eye Infection: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from eye should not return to school for 24 hours after starting treatment.


Lice, Scabies: Children may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of live lice (must be checked by school nurse before returning).  Children with scabies can be admitted after treatment.If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements. 

  • Students with fever, vomiting, diarrhea or eye infection must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
      
  • Chronic cough and/or runny nose: Continual coughing and greenish nose discharge. Conditions may be contagious and may require treatment from your health care provider.
     
  • Sore Throat: With fever or swollen glands in the neck.
     
  • Rash: any rash, especially with fever or itching.
     
  • Ear infection: Without fever can attend school, but the child may need medical treatment and follow-up. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
     
  • Unusual appearance behavior: Abnormally tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable.
     
  • Cough: Children sent to office with persistent cough, with an inability to stay in class, will be sent home.  

Physician notes are required for absences of 5 days or more and for communicable diseases.

Thank you for helping to keep Haviland Avenue School a Healthy Learning Environment.

Sincerely,
Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N., Haviland Avenue School Nurse


Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N.
856-546-4922 ext. 6207

I take a great sense of responsibility being entrusted with the physical, emotional, and mental health of students at Haviland Avenue School.  I believe that health and intellectual development of children are inextricably related; therefore, my goal is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff.

Students do not exist solely within the confines of the school environment, but are affected by their interactions and associations with family, community, and world events.  I strive to view each child as a whole composition by encompassing his/her unique and varied experiences. While it may seem you only hear from me when your child is physically sick, in need of an immunization, vision or hearing evaluation, please know that I am concerned and interested with all aspects of your child's well being.  Please, don't hesitate to call me to discuss any situation or medical issue that may affect your child's school success.

Immunizations Required by New Jersey Law for Kindergarten Attendance

DTP

a minimum of 4 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 5 doses

Polio

a minimum of 3 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 4 doses

MMR
(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

2 doses vaccine, with the first dose given on or after the 1st birthday

Varicella

1 dose given on or after the first birthday, proof of disease or lab evidence of protective immunity

Hepatitis B

three doses vaccine


Camden County does provide free immunizations at Camden and Bellmawr clinics specifically for uninsured, underinsured or Plan A.

Child Immunizations- 2 months-18 years (By Appointment Only)

Bellmawr- 
35 East Browning Road (same building at Bellmawr Public Library)
856-931-2700
Fridays 9am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm

Camden-
Camcare  817 Federal Street 2nd floor
856-225-5128
Monday & Wednesday 9a-12p / 1p-4p

Notices

Health Resources

Adult Immunization Program 

Childhood Communicable Diseases 

COVID-19 Symptoms 

COVID-19 Symptoms (Espanol) 

Management of COVID-19 Symptoms at Home
 

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Through the ADA Foundation's Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the American Dental Association in 2003, more than 5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. These free services are provided by approximately 10,000 dentists annually, along with 30,000 other dental team members.

Each year, here in NJ, more than 100 dental practices and clinics participate in this one-day event. In 2023, they are expanding the Give Kids A Smile program and celebrating all month long.  For more information go to:  https://www.njda.org/for-the-public/gkas  Participating locations will be posted December 1, 2022.

Head Lice Facts 

Head Lice Letter 

Hand Foot & Mouth Disease - English - Spanish

Management of Pediculosis Information Packet 

Management of Pediculosis, ABOE Policy 8545 

NJ FamilyCare
Beginning January 2014, NJ FamilyCare - New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program - includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization. 
www.njfamilycare.org 

CDC Recommended Immunization Schedule Immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger.
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-18yrs-child-combined-schedule.pdf

NJHelps
The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a "one-stop" shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey.
www.njhelps.org 

NJ Parent Link
A statewide website highlighting NJ state services and resources designed to facilitate ease of use and engagement with government services and community resources. 
www.njparentlink.nj.org  

The Flu: A Guide for Parents
CDC flu information for parents.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/family/flu-guide-for-parents-brochure-2017.pdf  

 

Printable Forms

Asthma Treatment Plan  
         
(Required for all students with diagnosis of Asthma)

Epi-Pen Packet  

Health History Form  

Non-Prescription/Prescription Medication Consent  

Emergency Self-Administered Medication Consent  

Physical Exam & Immunization Record  

Self-Administered Medication Policy