Welcome to the Nurse's Office
Welcome to the Nurse's Office
The sports physical is a state form and can be used for high school
Last day to hand in sports physicals for softball and baseball is February 15th
1. Family should inform school/school nurse if lice is suspected at home
2. If a student is found to have lice at school the family will be notified and provided with head lice information and informed of the protocol with over-the-counter shampoo treatment (please bring in box when you come for assessment of student’s head).
3. Student must be lice free and examined by the nurse prior to riding the bus and/or returning to class.
The health of your child:
Children should not return to school until they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours (without medication). If your child is sent home because of vomiting or diarrhea please keep home for atleast 24 hours so that they are symptom free and have the chance to rest and rehydrate.
Medical examinations of your student should be counducted at least once during each developmental stage: at early childhood (preschoool through grade 3), pre-adolescence (grade 4 through 6, and adolescence (grade 7 through 12) The school nurse can keep a copy of your child's physical so if they decide to do any of the activities that require a physical it is already on file. Please remember when senting in a copy of your child's physical to include name and grade.
The following is the nurse’s plan I follow all year:
If your child has any of the following, they will be sent home:
temperature of 100 degrees or higher
vomiting or diarrhea
symptoms of an eye infection
an unexplained skin condition
other conditions as determined by the school nurse
If your child is sick, keep them home.
Children should not return to school until they have been without a fever for at least 24 hours (without medication).
Differences between a cold and the flu
Common symptoms of flu include
muscle and body aches
exhaustion and dry cough
a child may have vomiting and diarrhea
Symptoms of a common cold include:
Sneezing & stuffy nose
possible low grade fever
Important prevention tips:
Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough or cough and sneeze into your sleeve (right at the bend of the arm).
Wash your hands for 20 second with soap and water often. Alcohol based hands sanitizers are also useful.
Avoid touching your eyes, ears, mouth or nose. Germs spread this way.
Avoid close contact with sick people.
Drink plenty of fluids, get lots of rest, reduce stress, eat a nutritional/balanced diet, and exercise daily.
Dress appropriately for weather.
Ask your medical provider about taking the flu vaccine
The Department of Education has the Family Life section of the New Jersey Core Content Standards available for you the parent/guardian to review at www.eduction.state.nj.us/cccs In the event you are unable to review the standards, please contact the school and appropriate materials will be provided.
Any pupil whose parent or guardian present s to the school administration, a signed statement that any parent of the instruct in Family Life Education is in conflict with his/her conscience, or sincerely held moral or religious beliefs, shall be excused form that portion of the course where such instruction is being given and no penalties as to credit or graduation from the result for there. (N.J. S.A. 18A: 35-4, 6 et.seq).
Please keep phone numbers updated in the school office. When your child is sick or injured, we need to be able to contact someone immediately.
ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FACT SHEET ON MENINGOCOCCAL MENINGITIS
Given to the parents and guardians of students in the 6 th grade.
The fact sheet can be accessed and downloaded at:
ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FACT SHEET ON HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)
The fact sheet is available at:
ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF FACT SHEET ON SPORTS-RELATED CONCUSSIONS AND CONCUSSION MODEL POLICY GUIDANCE
Information on the student athlete concussion policy and guidance is available at:
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-41.2 The fact sheet is available at:
IN-SERVICE ABOUT ASTHMA
Additional resources can be found at:
EPINEPHRINE TRAINING PROTOCOLS
N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.6 requires that school nurses designate, in consultation with the board of education, and train school employees who volunteer to administer epinephrine when the school nurse is not
physically present at the scene. Training Protocols for the Emergency Administration of Epinephrine pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.3–12.6 are available at:
FOOD ALLERGIES GUIDELINES
The guidelines are available at:
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL-AGE YOUTH
School immunization laws are one of the most effective tools for preventing outbreaks of contagious diseases in schools and communities. All 50 states have school immunization requirements. Administrators of all New Jersey public and private schools, including child care, preschool, Head Start, and K-12, are responsible for ensuring that all students are in compliance with N.J.A.C. 8:57-4, Immunization of Pupils in School regulations. Information is available at:
Additional information about vaccines and recommended schedules is available at:
INFLUENZA VACCINE REQUIREMENTS
New Jersey requires all children six months through 59 months of age attending any licensed child care center or preschool facility annually receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 of each year. Children who are vaccinated with the 2012-2013 seasonal influenza vaccine prior to September 1 are considered in compliance with the regulation. There is no grace period for unvaccinated children. Students who have not received the influenza vaccine by December 31st must be excluded from the child care/preschool facility for the duration of influenza season (through March 31st), until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine, or until they turn 60 months of age. An Immunization Requirements FAQs at is available at:
Schools are required to have automated external defibrillators and to establish emergency action plans for responding to sudden cardiac events. The complete law may be accessed at
Department of Education requires school districts to make accessible information regarding the NJ FamilyCare Program for students who are knowingly without medical coverage. For more information regarding the NJ FamilyCare program, you may go to www.njfamilycare.org/.
New Jersey Department of Education ANNUAL ATHLETIC PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM. Copies of this form are also available in the Nurse’s Office.