HEALTH OFFICE

Bradley Beach Elementary School

Mrs. Kelli O'Keefe - School Nurse

`732-775- 4413 x117

Wellness is our goal. Students must be physically, mentally, and emotionally

healthy so that they are able to learn. Parent/school communication is essential to student well-being.

Alert the school nurse regarding allergies, injuries, illnesses,

medications, special accommodations, or any other medical issues concerning your child.

Report Student Absence

732-775-4413 x115 - Ms. Ramirez

732-775-4413 x117 - Mrs. O'Keefe

Please notify us of your child's

absence before school begins.

  • You can leave a message any time, day or night. Include the following information:
  • Student’s name
  • Your relationship to student
  • Date and expected duration of absence
  • Reason for the absence

You may also email us at:

rramirez@bbesnj.org

kokeefe@bbesnj.org

KEEP YOUR CHILD'S EMERGENCY

CARD UP-TO-DATE

It is important that your child's emergency

card is kept current. Notify us immediately

if there are any changes in telephone numbers

or emergency contact persons.

CALL THE MAIN OR HEALTH OFFICE TO

REPORT EMERGENCY CARD CHANGES!!

OR

Email changes to:

rramirez@bbesnj.org

kokeefe@bbesnj.org

HEALTH SCREENINGS

Health screenings are mandated and/or recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education as

listed below. Once mandated screenings are complete, the school nurse will attempt to complete vision

and auditory screening on all students each year.

HEIGHT AND WEIGHT - Yearly for all grade levels


BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

- Yearly for all grade levels

VISION SCREENING

- Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades

AUDITORY SCREENING

-Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 7th grades

SCOLIOSIS SCREENING (lateral curvature of the spine commonly detected during adolescence)

- Every other year on all students over the age of 10


ILLNESS & INJURY

A note from your medical provider is required if your child needs to use crutches or a wheelchair in school and/or requires use of the elevator. This note should

If your child becomes ill or is injured during school hours, the nurse will assess his/her condition

and, if necessary, contact you. You may be asked to pick your child up. If you are not available,

the nurse will attempt to reach one of your designated emergency contacts.

STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE RELEASED TO THOSE INDIVIDUALS SPECIFIED ON EMERGENCY CARDS.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXCUSES

A written or verbal parent/guardian request is necessary for excuse from physical education class. Please note that whenever your child is excused from physical education, he/she will also be excused from recess. If an excuse for longer than three (3) days is anticipated, a note is required from your child's medical provider.

CRUTCHES / WHEELCHAIRS / ELEVATOR USE

A note from your medical provider is required if your child needs to use crutches or a wheelchair in school and/or requires use of the elevator. This note should

specify the nature of your child’s injury or illness and the length of time these accommodations will be necessary.

MEDICAL PROVIDER NOTES

A note from your child's medical provider is required:

For all absences of three(3) days or longer

For return to school from suspected communicable disease


IMMUNIZATIONS

The following link outlines New Jersey immunization requirements for school attendance. Please take special note of the following:

Pre-Kindergarten

Children ages 6-59 months enrolled in Pre-K require one (1) dose of the influenza (flu) vaccine to be given between September 1 and December 31 of each year.

Grade 6 Requirements

Tdap Booster - to be given at least five (5) years after the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose (applies to most students)

Meningococcal Vaccine - required when student turns 11 years old and is attending Grade 6.

Minimum Immunization Requirements Table For School Attendance In New Jersey