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Nurse's Corner

Hello Washington School students and families! A student’s health is directly related to his or her ability to learn. I am committed to advancing the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of our students.


The pandemic has caused an unprecedented amount of stress for students and their families. We, at Washington School, are committed to providing a safe environment while keeping the children healthy and ready to learn. Below are some tips on how you can do your part to help prevent the spread of this pandemic. If you have any questions, please reach out to me via email:




The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed, if not feeling well it is best to stay home and speak with your physician.


  • Please wear a mask if you feel well and are going out. Masks should cover both your nose and mouth.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wash your hands often, immediately before you go out and when you return. Wash for at least 20 seconds, approximately the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  • Do not touch your mask or face, so you do not spread germs from your hands to your mask, face, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Call your doctor and/or get tested if you think you are experiencing symptoms.


Visit for more information. Including a list of possible symptoms, testing, what to do if you’re sick, and other frequently asked questions.


NJ Department of Health Quarantine Timeframes:


5 Ways to help Children Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety:


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.