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Health Office Guidelines

HEALTH OFFICE GUIDELINES


  1. Medication – Prescription or Non-prescription

  2. Medication needs to be brought to school by a parent /guardian and given to the nurse directly. (Call first to be sure nurse is in the office.)
    b. Bring medication in the original container with the child’s name on it.
    c. Must have a written doctor’s order and parent permission-
    d. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM AVAILABLE IN THE HEALTH OFFICE or download from this site

  3. Asthma and Allergy medication

    a. Self-administration law applies only to life threatening conditions
    b. Proventil (acute acting) inhalers and/or EpiPens only.
    c. FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE HEALTH OFFICE and on this site to download
    d. Child must be reliable and well instructed on use of medication
    e. Keep spare medication in nurse’s office, if possible.

    3. Green “Student Emergency Information” form

  4. Please fill it out completely; sign and date BOTH SIDES
    b. Please notify emergency contacts of their role and responsibility
    c. Give emergency contacts information about your child, i.e., allergies, meds for allergies, name and phone number of physicians and dentist.
    d. Update form when there are changes, i.e., work numbers, cell numbers, new babysitters, etc. by calling the school
    e. Cell phones have proven to be an efficient method of communication
    f. If you are going out of town, let us know in writing who will be responsible for your child/children in your absence.
    It is important that this form be readily available to the nurses in the event of illness or injury

    4. Crutches/Wheelchairs

  5. Child and parent/guardian report to nurse before classes begin.
    b. Physician’s note required with gym/recess restrictions and use of crutches or wheelchair in school.

    5. Casts/Splints/Ace Bandages

  6. Physician’s note required with gym/recess restrictions.
    b. Bring note to health office

    6. Control of Communicable Diseases (See “Administration Regulations” form)


When you call the absentee line, give reason, i.e., strep, pink eye, stomach/respiratory flu, etc. Please call the nurse directly for lice.


*BRIEF LIST OF SYMPTOMS REQUIRING EXCLUSION: includes but not limited to:


  1. Elevated temperature of >100.4 degrees
    Child must be fever free for 24 hours without FEVER REDUCING medication in order to return to school
    b. Unexplained rash or draining sores
    c. Infectious diarrhea
  2. Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
  3. Hospitalization/Surgery

  4. Physician’s note necessary to return to school
    b. Include documentation of any gym or recess restrictions

    If you have questions, please contact the school nurse any time!

(908) 789- 4577