School Year 2021-2022

Medical &
Health Needs

The medical needs of our staff and students will be our first priority. Students or staff who demonstrate signs of illness of any type will be evaluated by our nursing staff.

As required, we have an isolation room in each building for use when medically indicated. Ill students or staff will be sent home and asked to remain home for a time based on symptoms and guidance from the Department of Public Health.

For more information about health and safety procedures, review the document below:

Health and Safety Procedures

Department of Public Health Guidelines

The state Department of Public Health is working on the guidelines for schools related to quarantine, class or school closures. This information is extremely important for the entire EWPS community, and we will will update the School Opening information as soon as it is received from DPH.


Student and Staff Health

Staff and students will be expected to stay home if they have signs of illness, especially a fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea or any other symptom associated with COVID-19.

Students will be expected to have a ride home within 30 minutes of notification by the nurse that a child is ill.

Illness in Students

Based on guidance from the CDC, our health district and review by our medical advisor, the East Windsor Public
Schools will utilize the following protocols in regarding to illness in students.

If your child has any one of the following symptoms: a fever greater than 100.0 F, chills, shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing, a new uncontrolled cough, or loss of taste or smell, he/she must stay home. You must contact their pediatrician and have your child tested for COVID-19.

If your child has any one of these symptoms while at school, your child will be placed in the isolation room and he/she will be required to be picked up from school within 30 minutes of a phone call made to you!

If your child has any 2 of the following symptoms: headache, runny nose, general fatigue, muscle/body aches, sore throat, nausea/vomiting or diarrhea, please keep your child home and consult your pediatrician.

While at school if your child has any 2 of the above symptoms, dismissal may be recommended under the nurse’s professional assessment. If your child is dismissed please consult your medical provider and provide a clearance note for
your child to return to school.

We are still waiting guidance from the DPH regarding when we would send home classrooms, cohorts or potentially
close schools due to illness. It will be shared as soon as available.

Please keep checking the Reopening Information for updates to protocols for illness.