From the School Nurse:
Eye and ear examinations are given each year. Physical examination by your child’s physician is required for entry, newly-enrolled or transfer of students. Thereafter it is recommended that students have a complete physical by their physician at least once during each developmental stage. These stages include early childhood,
pre-adolescence, and adolescence. Children in grade 4 and grade 6 will also be examined by the school nurse for scoliosis (curvature of the spine). If you prefer that the scoliosis exam be done by your child’s own physician, simply notify the school nurse in writing.
Communicable Diseases
Please report any communicable disease to the school nurse: chicken pox; German measles; mumps; measles; whooping cough; hepatitis; scarlet fever; strep throat; rubella; impetigo; scabies; conjunctivitis (pink eye); pediculosis (head lice). Always seek physician evaluation of any unusual rash before sending child to school.
Tuberculin Testing
Only pupils entering grades kindergarten – sixth from specific countries, as identified by the NJ Dept. of Health (see school nurse) shall be required to have, as part of a pre-school physical examination, a tuberculin skin test with results documented on their health record. This test may be obtained at a private physician's office or Child Health Clinic.
School insurance for emergency and accidental coverage is available and forms and can be ordered on-line at Parents are urged to
consider participation in our school insurance program. Any child participating in extra-curricular activities must be covered either by school insurance or by a
private carrier.
1) The parent or guardian must provide a written request for the administration of the prescribed medication at school. This includes any and all over-the-counter medications as per NJ Administrative Code.
2) Written orders are to be provided to the school nurse from the private physician, detailing the diagnosis or type of illness involved, the name of the drug,
3) dosage, time of administration, and the duration.
3) The medication must be brought to the school by a responsible adult in the original container, appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician.
4) Medication must not be sent into school with students.
4) The school physician shall review and advise the school pertaining to the orders of the private physician.
5) The school shall provide a secured, locked space for the safe storage of medication.
6) In the absence of the school nurse and where no substitute is available, the school will attempt to contact the parent/guardian of students who must take
7) medication that day. They will be informed that the medication will not be administered in school by any school official. They shall be given the option of
8) coming in to school and administering the medication to his/her child.
7) A copy of Regulation 5141.21 shall be provided to all parents or guardians who request administration of medication at school.

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