It's Flu Season:
• The flu is serious! Call your pediatrician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically come on suddenly, including:
− High fever
− Head ache, body aches, ear ache
− Nausea, vomiting
− Dry cough
Sick Day Guidelines:
Consider keeping your child home if he or she:
• Has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
• Has been vomiting
• Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as:
− Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite
− Productive coughing, sneezing
− Headache, body aches, earache
− Sore throat
A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat.
As per our school physician a student may not return to school until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness.
New Student reminders:
In compliance with the laws and guidelines of the State of New Jersey, all new entrants into the Lodi Public School District must present documentation of Immunizations and a physical performed in the last 12 months.
Lodi public school shall admit students on a provisional basis if a physician or his or her designee can document that at least one dose of each required age-appropriate vaccine or antigen has been administered and that the pupil is in the process of receiving the remaining immunizations, as per the Lodi Board of education regulation No. 5320.
Immunization requirements for children to attend schools in New Jersey, both public and private, are established by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS).
Forms may be downloaded from this site and brought to school completed with MD and parent signatures as indicated.