Greetings Roselle Park School District Families,
Due to the hazardous air quality, students are being kept indoors and all outdoor activities have been cancelled today 6/7/23 and tomorrow 6/8/23. We are monitoring the situation closely and any changes to this will be communicated. Please see the message from the Westfield Department of Health, below.
We continue to get lots of questions about the current air quality and how it will affect schools. Below are some general talking points we have been distributing.
Stay indoors with windows closed.
Know your air quality and wait until air quality improves before you resume outdoor activities. You can find current air quality conditions at airnow.gov.
It is especially important that those with respiratory conditions and children remain indoors during times of poor air quality.
Consider delaying indoor physical activity if the indoor space is smoke filled.
With air quality this poor it may be normal for some individuals to experience scratchy throats. Those with respiratory conditions should be monitored closely for difficulty breathing.
The Health Department has also provided the following resources related to wildfire smoke:
Protect Your Lungs from Wildfire Smoke or Ash: https://westfieldnj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5418/protect-your-lungs-from-wildfire-smoke-or-ash
Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash: https://westfieldnj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5417/protecting-children-from-wildfire-smoke-and-ash-factsheet
Reduce Your Smoke Exposure: https://westfieldnj.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5416/reduce-your-smoke-exposure