IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING ENTEROVIRUS (EV-D68)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus (EV-D68), a serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital. The child has since been discharged. 

Enteroviruses (EV) are common viruses with more than 100 different types. EVs can cause respiratory, rash and neurologic illnesses with infants, children and teenagers more likely becoming infected. The majority of cases in the United States occur in the summer and fall.

NJDOH has created a frequently asked questions document which can be viewed at: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf  

Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is also maintaining a website with the most up-to-date information: 

            Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) from the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH).  These FAQs have since been updated and the most recent FAQ is now available at http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf.  As new information becomes available, the FAQ will be continuously updated. 

The following is a link to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) flier, entitled “Cover your Cough.”

 

            For more information, please go to the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service webpage at http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/ev-d60/index.shtml, the CDC’s website at http://www.cdc.gov/non-polio-enterovirus/outbreaks/EV-D68-outbreaks.html or the New Jersey Department of Education at schoolhealthservices@doe.state.nj.us or Christene DeWitt-Parker at 609-777-4809.

The Kearny School District will continue to monitor the situation carefully, and we will inform you on our website as new information is made available.  We will also continue to take the necessary precautions in an effort to minimize exposure to the virus.



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Board of Education

BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION

The election for members of the Kearny Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

The deadline for filing to seek a seat on the nine member board is July 28, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Nominating petitions are available from the Office of the County Clerk – Elections Division between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The County Clerk is located at 257 Cornelison Ave., 4th Floor, Jersey City, NJ  07302. The contact number is 201-369-3470 extension 2767 or option 6.

There are three (3) seats available each for a term of three (3) years which will be voted upon.

Candidates filing a nominating petition for board membership must meet the following qualifications:

·         He/she is a citizen of the United States of America

·         He/she must be at least 18 (eighteen) years of age to qualify for office

·         He/she must be able to read and write

·         He/she has been a resident of the municipality from which he/she is to be elected for at least one (1) year preceding the date of the election

·         He/she is not disqualified as a voter pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:4-1

·         He/she is a registered voter in the district

·         Not hold office as a mayor or member of the governing body of the same district

·         He/she is not disqualified from membership on the Board due to conviction of a crime or offense listed in N.J.S.A. 18A:12-1

·         He/she has no interest in any contract with, or claim against, the Board

District Announcements


PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW SCHOOL SCHEDULES
SCHOOL OPENS – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 



2014-2015 BOUNDARIES
KEARNY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

School Boundaries (1).pdf
Tuesday, October 28
District Event
Parent Conferences
Grades PreK-8 - by appointment only
2:00 to 4:30 and 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Friday, October 31
Halloween

Sunday, November 2
Daylight Saving Time Ends ~ Fall Back

Tuesday, November 4
Election Day - Single Session

Thursday, November 6
NJEA CONVENTION - Schools Closed


Today, 10/25/2014
High: 67 Low: 50
Mostly sunny
13% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 65 Low: 45
Partly sunny
6% chance of precipitation.