2021/2022 School Year
Welcome to Mrs. Martin's 2021/2022 Health Office webpage.
Please feel free to contact me by telephone or email with any concerns regarding your child.
Check back for updates throughout the year!
Please continue to be diligent about monitoring your child for symtpoms of illnesses other than Covid-19. If your child is experiencing sore throat, cough, congestion, nausea, GI upset, fatigue or any other symptom that may affect their ability to perform in school, please keep them home until symptoms resolve, or they have been cleared by a physician to return to school. Our goal is to keep our school as healthy as possible and we need your help to do that.
As of March 7, 2022 in accordance with NJDOH guidance, mask wearing will be optional at all Haddon Township schools. Please continue to keep your child home if they are having symptoms of illness and inform your school nurse and attendance secretary of absences for illness. All students and staff are encouraged to continue to wear a mask if they are more comfortable doing so, however it is no longer mandated in the State of NJ and will not be an enforced requirement for entry into the buildings
*masks will still be required for anyone returning from quarantine following a positive diagnosis for COVID
for days 6-10*
Hawkchecker digital symptom sreener will no longer be in use as of 3/7/22. Please continue to be mindful of symptoms of illness and stay home if you are not feeling well.
COVID TESTING FOR STUDENTS
Haddon Twp School District is participating in a student COVID testing program. Emails were sent out by Jennifer Gauld on 1/19/22 with details and sign-up information. Please direct any questions you may have to Mrs. Gauld at the Board of Education
Please see the link below for information regarding booster shots.
***PLEASE CONTACT YOUR CHILD'S TEACHERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR ISSUES REGARDING ZOOM LINKS OR REMOTE LEARNING***
Please do not scan/email any school forms unless requested to do so by the Nurse
HARD COPIES are required for:
Vaccine Records (including COVID)
Health History Updates
Medication Orders and Consent Forms
Asthma Action Plans/EpiPen Orders/FARE Allergy forms
All forms can be dropped off at the main office at any time, or mailed to my attention at RMS.
You can find printable forms on the menu to the left under the corresponding heading
SPORTS PHYSICALS AND IMPACT TESTS.
Printable forms and directions can be found on the menu bar to the left
Sports Physicals are required for all students wishing to participate in RMS sports and activities. They must be completed on the forms provided and signed by a parent/guardian and completed by a healthcare provider. They are valid for ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF EXAMINATION, not from the time the physical is recieved in the nurse's office. Once recieved, they are reviewed by our district physician, Dr. David Gealt.
**Please note: If phsyicals are handed in after 2:oopm, they will be processed the next day**
Impact Testing is good for 2 years and is required for every student athlete. It is a baseline test which is used as a comparison tool in the event of a sustained head injury to help determine level of injury. IT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR OUR CLUB/EXTRACURRICULAR SPORTS, BUT IS REQUIRED FOR: FIELD HOCKEY, SOCCER, BASKETBALL, WRESTLING, CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19
COVID VACCINES FOR STUDENTS 5+ yrs old:
The FDA has approved the COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in
5-17 yr olds. Boosters have also been approved for use in 12-17 yr olds. If you would like to have your child vaccinated, you can make an appointment at your local pharmacy or vaccine pop up site. Call ahead or go online for appointments.
*please check with your pediatrician for any contraindications that may pertain to your child receiving the vaccine*
NJDOH is not REQUIRING students to get vaccinated at this time. This information is provided as a courtesy for those who choose to vaccinate thier child and in no way is meant to influence that personal decision.
If you choose to vaccinate your child, and you would like to send in proof of vaccine, please do so by mailing or bringing in a copy of the vaccine card and your child's records wil be updated. Vaccine status is taken into consideration when determining quarantine time as directed by Camden County DOH. Those who are Up To Date with COVID vaccines and are asymptomatic are not required to quarantine when identified as close contacts.
Please see the attached document regarding when to keep your children home as well as testing and quarantine guidelines:
Please refer to the link on the left menu bar "COVID 19 VIRTUAL HEALTH OFFICE" for more information regarding COVID 19 as it relates to Haddon Twp Schools
**Please refer to the NJDOH website (www.NJDOH.com) for detailed information regarding travel, quarantine, testing, and school-specific COVID protocols. HTSD follows NJDOH guidance for all health and safety protocol. Each case that we are notified of is then reported to the Camden County Health Department and handled on an individual basis. We are grateful for your cooperation and participation in our efforts to keep our schools safe by reporting exposures and keeping students home when newly developed symptoms of illness are present.