Learning in school starts with being healthy. Children learn best when they are attentive, energetic, happy and healthy. Eating a good breakfast every morning and getting a good night sleep are two important ways you can keep your body ready to learn.
Each year, every student’s growth and development is monitored and charted by the School Nurse. All students are weighed and measured along with a blood pressure screening. Every student has their vision and hearing checked and follow-up letters are sent home when further evaluation is needed.
Students 10 years of age and older are also screened annually for Scoliosis.
Parents, please keep your child’s Emergency Card up to date. You never know when illness or an injury could affect your child. Let us know when home, work, or cell phone numbers change. Also, make sure the other names listed on the card are available to help your child if we are unable to contact you.
IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION
Please, let me know if there is any change in your child’s health. Newly diagnosed health related issues or surgeries should be reported. Together, we can help your child succeed in school.
PREPARING FOR THE FLU SEASON
Parents, please be aware that the Flu Season has begun. Luckily, this year, there is no shortage of the Flu Vaccine, so please contact your Pediatrician and make arrangements to have your child vaccinated. Research has proven that the Flu Vaccine has either totally eliminated or lessened the severity of the flu symptoms.
All students enrolled in a Pre-school Program are required by state law to receive the Flu vaccine by January 1, 2013 in order to remain in school.
ARE YOUR CHILD’S IMMUNIZATIONS UP TO DATE?
In compliance with Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code, all school children will be required to show proof of the following immunizations:
Vaccine Immunization Requirements
D.T.P. 4 doses (1 dose given on or after 1st birthday)
Polio 3 doses (1 dose given on or after 1st birthday)
MEASLES 2 doses (first dose needs to be on or after 1st birthday, 2nd dose given no less than one month after the 1st dose)
RUBELLA 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday)
MUMPS 1 dose (given on or after 1st birthday)
VARICELLA 1 dose on or after 1st birthday or medical history of having the disease.
Hepatitis B 3 doses of the vaccine (grades K,1,6.9-12)
Medication During School Hours
Some children require medication to be taken during school hours. Before any medication can be given at school, the Medication Authorization form must be completed by your child’s doctor and signed by you. No medication will be given unless there is a current form on file. The medication must be brought to school by an adult and should have your child’s name on the container which comes from the pharmacy.
If your child has a food allergy documented by his/ her doctor and has an Epipen for use, please inform the School Nurse. There are additional forms for you and your child’s doctor to fill out.