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TBS Nurse's Office
2021 KINDERGARTEN PARENTS (Class 2033):
Please make sure to have your pediatrician fill out the appropriate forms (physical exam, immunizations, asthma and/or Epipen forms) for the start of the new school year. If your child's birthday is after October 1st, please have their forms filled out based on their last physical. Please make sure to send your child to school with several clean masks in their backpacks.
Immunization Requirements for 2021-2022 School Year
In preparation for in-person attendance for the 2021-22 school year, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Vaccine Preventable Disease Program is reminding parents and healthcare providers (HCPs) that all children must comply with age-appropriate immunization requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4. Children who are not up to date on their immunization requirements and/or do not meet eligibility for provisional admission, should NOT be allowed to attend school in-person until immunization(s) are received or applicable exemptions are filed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NJDOH is encouraging all parents and guardians to get their children up to date with their vaccinations. Parents and guardians should plan ahead and schedule appointments with their HCPs now to avoid the back-to-school rush in August.
New Jersey still allows for medical and religious exemptions when applicable.
The potential for the spread of infectious diseases is increased whenever individuals are brought into group settings. New Jersey has minimum vaccine requirements for school attendance. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended immunization is encouraged to provide optimal protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. Ensuring that vaccines are up-to-date can help protect schools and communities from vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.
Allergies vs. Covid:
COVID - 19 iNFORMATION
CDC Websites for information on Coronavirus 2019
NJ Dept of Health: https://www.nj.gov/education/topics/
Hunterdon Healthcare COVID-2019 Hotline :908-788-6440
7 days a week (8am-8pm)
Stay home if your sick, please follow the 24 hour rule -Fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication
Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds
Clean and disinfect commonly touched objects such as door handles, light switches, phones, remote controls etc..
Cover your cough or sneeze (not with your hands); (if you use a tissue, do not reuse- throw away the used tissue)
Notice signs of Flu-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath
If seen by the doctor: Please provide the doctor's note and have them write the Diagnosis and if able to Return to School, if any restrictions for School and update the Health Office with any information.
When to keep your child home:
A temperature of 100 degrees or higher you child MUST remain home.
Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Advil or Tylenol.
Vomiting and/or diarrhea -keep child home until 24 hours without any further vomiting or diarrhea.
Any unusual rashes (should be evaluated by your health care provider.
Treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis requires 24 hours of medication before returning to school.
Strep Throat requires antibiotic treatment. Students must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
Earaches should be evaluated by your health care provider.
School nurses are not diagnosing, but we are recognizing potential symptoms that should be addressed by the students health care provider.
Keep in mind that based upon the NJDOH School Exclusion list, school nurses have the right and obligation to exclude students until medical clearance documentation is provided.