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Information and Absence Reporting


Nurse Frazier Ellington may be reached by telephone or email
Phone: 201-833-5553

Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions regarding the health of your student. Below is important information regarding the reporting of an absence for your student.

Student Absence

  • When your student is absent you must notify the nurse.  

  • Please leave a clear voicemail with the student's name, your name, email or phone number, and relationship to the student. 

  • Please include the student’s homeroom number, teacher, and grade 

  • The Nurse can be reached by: 


When reporting an Absence, PLEASE do the following

  • State the reason for ANY absence

  • If the student is sick, please  

    • State ALL the symptoms that he/she is experiencing. The Nurse will give you information on how to move forward.

  • Please continue to follow the Daily Screening Symptom Checklist that you receive by email daily.


Readmission to School After an Absence

  • A student returning from an absence of any length must present to the School Principal or designee a written statement, dated and signed by the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) or adult pupil, of the reasons for the absence.

  • A note explaining a pupil's absence for noncommunicable illness for a period of more than three school days must be accompanied by a physician's statement of the pupil's illness.

  • A student who has been absent by reason of having or being suspected of having a communicable disease must present to the School Nurse written evidence of being free of communicable disease, in accordance with Policy No. 8451.


TPS Attendance Policy: 

https://www.straussesmay.com/seportal/Public/DistrictRegulation.aspx?Regulationid=5200&id=7da42070a501409683bdce41bdcbaaff


If Your Unvaccinated Student has Traveled:

  • Please stay home and notify the Nurse of your return 

  • Continue to follow the Teaneck Public School Covid 19 Quarantine Guidance Chart:

    • Quarantine periods will be based on the NJDOH’s COVID - 19 Health Matrix (transmission) level: LOW, MODERATE, HIGH, or VERY HIGH

  • Quarantine for Unvaccinated Student/Staff after domestic travel (longer than 24hrs) outside of NJ, NY, PA, and DE or any International travel

    • Get tested 5 days after return with a PCR test ONLY; if the PCR test is negative and no symptoms develop, student or staff may return 7 days after return from travel

https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oATyfuKM2-2Q4n-jBpv5KkVl1t9Wh7m/view 


A downloadable version of the above information is available below as a PDF



Important Forms

Asthma Medication Form

Physical Exam Form