Gereral Info/Health Office

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First Aid first aid

The schools attempt to provide an environment in which your child will be safe from accidents. If an accident or sudden illness occurs, first aid will be administered and you will be notified. No care beyond first aid defined as the immediate and temporary care given in case of an accident or sudden illness will be given by the school nurse.

screenings Screenings

During the school year, your child will be screened for vision, hearing, blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index (BMI). Results of these screenings will be sent home to you for review. Children over the age of 10 will be screened for scoliosis. If you have any concerns about your child's hearing or vision at any time during the school year, call the school nurse. It is possible for vision to change during the year. It is also possible for hearing to be compromised at any time by ear infections.

Contagious Illnessillness

In order to keep our students safe and healthy, we ask that you inform you school nurse of any contagious illness that your child may have contracted.

surgery Surgery/Injury

If your child had had any type of surgery or injury, please keep the school nurse informed. A note or a phone call is acceptable. If there are any restrictions or limitations placed on the student by the physician, we require a note from the physician stating the nature of the injury and specific limitations.

Medicationsmedications

If it is necessary for your child to receive medication during school hours, written permission must include the reason for medication, the name of medication, the dosage to be given and the time it is to be administered. The medication must be brought to the health office by a parent/guardian in the original pharm

acy container properly labeled along with the physician's written permission.

Medication Form

immunizationImmunizations

Students are required to receive immunizations in compliance with the current schedule as indicated by New Jersey Sanitary Code Chapter 14. Proof of these immunizations must be presented to the school. Documentation of "fully immunized " or "series complete" are unacceptable under these regulations.

NJ State Immunization Requirements

Physicals phys

All new students entering the District are required to submit evidence/report of a physical examination completed by the family's physician or medical care provider. Parents are encouraged to continue with physical examinations during the developmental stages of your child. (We recommend physicals in 2nd and 5th grades).

Physical Exam Report

food allergies Food Allergies

Food allergy is a growing safety concern. Approximately 2 million school-aged children have a food allergy. For some, even small amounts of the food allergen can cause a reaction. As a school community, we ask that any food sent to school for any classroom activity be chosen from the approved food list found on the home page of Health Services.

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