Dear Parents and Guardians,
The following guidelines are measures you should take to protect your child's health and the health of others.
The school nurse must be notified of your child's absence. A message should be left in the school office at 609-882-3228 by 9AM.
For any medication, prescription or over-the-counter, to be given to a student during school hours, the State of New Jersey Health Department requires the following: Written permission from a parent and your child's physician must be received by the school. A medication authorization form is available from the school nurse. The medication should be brought to school in its original container and label stating the name of the drug, dosage, and time to be administered by the school nurse. All medications are locked in the Nurse's Office. Arrangements should be made if the student needs medication during a class trip. Please talk to the nurse or your child’s teacher before a class trip.
All communicable diseases must be reported to the school nurse immediately. This includes but is not limited to strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, ringworm and impetigo.
If your child tests positive for strep throat, he must remain out of school and be on an antibiotic for at least 24 hours.
If your child experiences vomiting or diarrhea during the night or in the morning, the child should not return to school until the vomiting or diarrhea has been over for at least 24 hours.
If your child runs a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, she/he must stay at home until her/his temperature is normal for a full 24 hours without Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
All immunizations must be up to date and documentation must be correct for children to remain in school. You will be notified if there is a problem with the immunization documentation as required by the state. It is also recommended that students be seen yearly for a well visit/physical.
Please teach your child the proper use of tissues. If the child has a bad cold with excessive coughing, sneezing or persistent earache, he/she should remain at home for his/her sake and the well being of others.
Health experts point out that hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of colds, flu, diarrhea and other infectious diseases. Please encourage your children to wash their hands often.
Health Policies and Procedures
ANNUAL HEALTH SURVEY – this form should be completed prior to the first day of school. All health surveys must be returned the first week of school.
SCREENINGS – Vision tests will be done for all students K-8. Hearing testing will be done for Grades K-4, 6 & 8. All students will have annual growth surveys. Any deviation from normal will be reported to the parents.
SCOLIOSIS SCREENINGS – Each year a scoliosis screening will be conducted for all pupils ages 10 through 14 as required by
EMERGENCY CARDS – Please be sure to complete both sides of the card that is sent home in the packet distributed on Tuition Sunday, August 13. Please be sure to include emergency numbers other than parents’ home or work numbers. If numbers should change during the school year please contact the school with this information immediately.
MEDICATION POLICY – In keeping with the recommendations of the American Medical Association and the State Department of Education, the following procedure will be followed in the event a student needs medication at school.
No medication can be administered without the proper authorization form completed. All forms are available in the Nurse’s Office.
A letter of authorization for each prescription and over the counter medicine, must be submitted by the parent and physician and will be kept on file in the nurse’s office. This will allow a student to come to the nurse’s office and take medication when required. No student will be permitted to take any medication except in the presence of the school nurse. Teachers may not dispense any medication to any child.
Prescription and over the counter medication, in its original container and properly identified, must be given to the school nurse to insure correct administration of the medication. Students may not carry medication with them at school.