Clinton Township Middle School
Access the CTSD Health Preparedness Website here
Welcome to the Clinton Township Middle School Health Office web page. We would like to inform you of the health office requirements and assist with any health care needs your student may have during their educational years at CTMS. Our office is located on the first floor to the left of the main office.
ALL REQUIRED MEDICAL PAPERWORK IS AVAILABLE
BELOW AND CAN BE PRINTED AT HOME.
COPIES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN OFFICE.
If your child is going to participate in Intramurals please fill out the sports packet (including Vision) and submit it to the CTMS Nurse. The Scholastic Student-Athlete Safety Act mandates that in order for a student to be cleared for sports participation specific forms must be completed and reviewed by our school doctor. Under no circumstances will a student be cleared for participation in a sport if all forms are not completed and on file in the Health Office by the dates listed below.
Fall Sports Season Paperwork Due: August 15th
Soccer, Volleyball & Cross County
Winter Sports Season Paperwork Due: October 15th
Basketball & Cheerleading
Spring Sports Season Paperwork Due: February 15th
Baseball, Softball & Lacrosse
SPORTS HEALTH FORMS
The Physical Exam must be on the Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Forms, be dated within 365 days of the first practice date of the sport, and be completed in its entirety – this includes Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Pulse, and VISION. Remember to bring your glasses or wear your contacts when you visit your health care provider.
IMPORTANT: All Parents Must Complete The Following Forms Yearly…
- Over the Counter Medication Form-Please place a check mark next to each medication to be administered by the nurses. Your child will not be permitted to receive medication from the nurse for a headache, cramps etc. if you do not complete this form. Click HERE for form.
- Emergency Medical/Contact Information Form-Please complete and list all contacts, be sure to update as needed. Answer “yes” or “no” to inhaler, Epinephrine and diabetes. Enter any allergies. This form is very important. You recieve it each Fall, please advise us of any changes as they occur.
6th Grade and New Transfer Students: The Clinton Township Board of Education requires a physical examination for all sixth grade and transfer students. The exam must be dated within one year of entry into school and needs to be documented on the NJ State Annual Physical Exam Form. A current immunization record should be submitted with the physical exam. Forms are available on this website.
If you do not have health insurance please contact us for alternate arrangements. We have also provided a link to NJ FamilyCare Health Insurance to assist you, if needed.
6th Grade Physical Forms are due in the Health Office by August 1st
6th GRADE STUDENTS CANNOT START SCHOOL UNTIL PHYSICALS & IMMUNIZATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED
Illness/Injury: A certified school nurse will assist with illness, injuries, or health related issues. In the case of serious injury or illness, the parents/guardians will be notified. Please update CTMS if emergency telephone numbers change during the school year.
Please keep your child home if they have had a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher. The student may return to school when fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing agents. If the student has a sore throat, an upset stomach, or a rash, parents are encouraged to keep the student home and contact the family doctor. If the parent/guardian suspects that their student has a communicable disease, the student should be taken to his/her family doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Parents/guardians shall be required to contact the school and report any absence, and in particular report if the student is absent with a communicable disease. Please use good judgement before sending your student to school.
Notes from Physicians: All letters from physicians, should be brought to health office initially. Teachers and coaches will be notified accordingly by the health office. Please be sure to submit a return to activities letter when your child’s condition resolves so it does not hinder future eligibility for athletics, physical education, field trips and/or activities.
Medications: State law does not permit students to carry prescription or over the counter medication while at school except in the case of potentially life threatening illness (Inhalers for Asthma and Auto-Injector Epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, and Insulin/Glucagon/Supplies for Diabetes). If it is necessary for a student to receive medication during the school day, the school nurse will administer it. State law requires a written prescription signed by your health care provider including diagnosis, medication dosage, route and time of administration, and written consent of the parent/ guardian. The medication is to be delivered to the health office by the parent in the original pharmacy container. Forms are available in the health office and on this site. Medications other than inhalers, Epinephrine and diabetic supplies must be delivered to health office and picked up from health office by parents.
All medications not picked up by the last day of school will be discarded.
Epinephrine, inhaler, diabetic and other required orders must be submitted in order for your child to participate in athletics, field trips and other school sponsored activities.
Screenings: All students will be screened for Height, Weight, and Blood Pressure. In addition, 6th and 8th grade students will be screened for vision and 7th grade students will be screened for hearing and scoliosis. A student may be exempt from the scoliosis exam if we receive written parental/guardian notification. Screenings may be requested by teachers, parents, or students if there is a health concern. A letter will be sent home for further medical follow-up on any screenings that fall outside of normal parameters as defined by NJ state code.
Please keep us informed of any medical concerns that may arise throughout the school year. We look forward to working with you to provide a safe and healthy school experience!