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Yantacaw Nurse's Corner


    Steffi Golden



SPRING IS IN THE AIR..... So are Spring Allergies!


If your child has seasonal allergies, please see your  pediatrician for allergy medication that can help lessen the uncomfortable symptoms children suffer with during this time. 

High pollen counts cause a multiple array of problems during this time including eye irritation (redness and itchiness) and/or nasal congestion. 

Eye drops can help lessen these symptoms in children. 

Please note, if a student requires an OTC medication or  a prescription drug medication to help alleviate these symptoms please contact me for a prescription form for district medication administration.









As Covid -19 continues, below are important ways that you can help prevent the spread of this pandemic.

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 nose and mouth. Face shields may be used in addition to masks. Please note that face shields may not be used in place of masks.
  • Face shields, are open on the sides and the bottom and therefore do not prevent the spread of germs.
  • A mask should accompany a face shield.
  • Practice social distancing by staying at least 6 feet way from others
  • Do not touch your mask or face, so you do not spread germs from your hands to your mask, face, eyes etc.
  • Apply hand sanitizer before exiting a store, restaurant, or any public place.

Additional ways to help prevent the spread of this illness include:

  •   Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use the inside of your elbow or a tissue, not your hands.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. 
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
    • Call your doctor if you think you’re 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.



 Return From Travel

(District Letter: 3/23/2021)

An Important Reminder: If you plan to travel during the district's spring break, outside of New Jersey, New York, Pennslyvania, Connecticut and Delaware, students and staff will need to quarantine for at least 7 days upon return.

The district is providing testing on as per the CDC guidance testing should occur 3 to 5 days post travel.  If a student is choosing not to be tested, they must quarantine for 10 days.

Due to many COVID-19 variants now circulating, this quarantine/testing guidance is still accurate even if you have had COVID in the past 90 days or are fully vaccinated.




For more information on traveling during the pandemic, please visit:


Please note that it is important to visit the doctor when feeling ill and to keep up with required vaccinations

Nutley NJ Vaccine Registry:

NJ Department of Health Quarantine Timeframes:


The Center for Disease Control (CDC):


 5 Ways to Help Children Cope with Coronavirus Anxiety:

What states are quarantined for New Jersey:


If you have any questions regarding Covid -19 please do not hesitate to me! 

Please Be Safe and Be Well!



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.