Nurse's Corner

Student Health Services Department Last Updated: 10/19/2020 1:42 AM

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Health Rules and Regulations:

1. Any student who is suspected of having any form of contagious, infectious or communicable disease will be excluded from school.

2. Any student who is absent due to illness for three consecutive days, or who has been quarantined, or has had a communicable disease must return with a note from the family physician. This communication will become part of the student's permanent health record. 

3. Any student who becomes ill or injured in the building or on the playground must report immediately to the nurse's office in order for necessary medical treatment to be given.

4. A sick or injured student is NOT permitted to proceed to his/her home unaccompanied by parent/guardian or designated adult.

5.  All parents are required to fill out emergency cards at the start of the school year; please notify the school's main office immediately if any emergency contact information changes throughout the school year. 

6. Any student with nits or lice in the hair shall be excluded from school until the hair is completely free from nits.

7. Any student whose presence in the school is detrimental to the health of other students shall be excluded from school.

 

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When to keep your child home:

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  • If your child has a fever 100 degree F or greater, they should not be sent to school. Please do not allow the student to return to school until he/she has been free of fever without medication for 24 hours.
  • If your student has lice or nits in their hair or on their body, they should stay home until treatment is rendered and they are nit free.  Our district has a "no nit" policy in effect. 
  • If your student complains of a sore throat and you see white spots in the back of the throat or if a fever is present, keep them home and call your physician.
  • If your child has a new rash or "spots" on their body, keep them home until your doctor says it is safe to return to school. A doctor's note is required stating they are no longer contagious.
  • If your child has vomiting or diarrhea, please keep them home until they no longer have those symptoms for 24 hours. 
  • If you child has new loss of taste or smell, keep them home and call your physician. 

 

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What we do..

Throughout the course of the school year, certain health screening procedures are performed at varying grade levels by our Certified School Nurses and District Health Services staff in compliance with NJAC 6A:16-2.1-2.5 Among them are:

  • Vision Screening
  • Hearing Screening
  • Scoliosis (spinal curvature) screening
  • Health Screening (height, weight, blood pressure)
  • Any student may be excused from any part of the above procedures upon written request of the parent or legal guardian. If you choose to not have the above screenings, your child will be required to obtain a physical exam from their primary medical doctor. Please provide documentation to the nurse and this will become part of their permanent health record. 

Please complete and return all correspondence or request from you School Nurse promptly.

Please cooperate with the health rules and regulations as set forth by the district for the protection of your child and every child in our school system.

Remember we are a "Nut Free District", please comply with these regulations as our schools contain many students with life threatening allergies.

 

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We look forward to helping you have a happy, healthy and successful school year. Please contact your school nurse with any questions, concerns or special needs pertaining to your child.