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Wharton Borough Public School Nurse's Office

Telephone 973 361-2506 - x 229

Direct Fax: 973-442-2797

Exciting news! Our district is participating in Kinsa’s FLUency™ school health program. We have a limited number of free smart thermometers, so please reach out to the nurse at to request one for your family!  


(as of 10/7/2022)

Exclusion Info:

Students exhibiting signs or symptoms should be tested for Covid-19.  A home test is acceptable (see below for testing info and attestation form)

Students positive for Covid-19 should be reported to the school nurse ASAP 

The nurse will help determine the return to school date and procedure.  Typically, students may return on day 6 following symptom onset / positive test and will be urged to wear a well-fitting mask for the following week while in school.  

Please be familiar with the signs and symptoms that are associated with COVID-19:

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting



Symptomatic students requiring tests are encouraged to have testing done via a medical facility based location:  Walgreens, CVS, primary care provider, LabQ van, etc...

Home testing IS permitted, however you will be required to complete an attestation form (see below for the form) if you are utilizing it to provide a negative result to resume in-person attendance.  

Covid 19 Home test Attestation form

Covid 19 Home Test Attestation Form

Other illnesses in general:

Communicable illnesses such as, but not limited to conjunctivitis, Strep throat, rashes of unknown origin or accompanied by fever should all be excluded to home until under treatment(drops, antibiotics, etc) x 24 hrs.  Medical documentation is required.  

Student should be symptom free from general illness symptoms (ex. fever, vomiting, diarrhea) for 24 hours without the use of medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto Bismol).  

A good rule of thumb is: if you wouldn't want your child sitting next to a classmate with the same symptoms as your child is exhibiting, please keep them  home.  

All students registering for school must submit a complete immunization record prior to entry.  In addition, a physical must also be submitted in a timely fashion.  The student may be subject to exclusion if the requirements are not met.   

Scoliosis Screenings

Are performed in the springtime for grades 5 and 7.  Students are not required to undress for the screening process. Students are visually inspected for symmetry and curvature; a scoliometer is used to assess spine for degree of rotation. A light t-shirt is suitable for performing the screening. Any abnormal results shall be notified to parents.  Abnormal screenings may be further addressed by the student's regular physician, often during a routine physical appointment.   If you wish to exempt your child from scoliosis screening, please email the school nurse before the end of March. 

Lost Glasses?

Missing glasses get turned into the nurse's office.  Please have your child check in the health office or feel free to contact the nurse in the case of a missing pair of glasses.  Glasses left in the nurses office after one school year will be donated to charity.