A physical examination is required for all new students entering school. It is important for each parent to followup with subsequent examinations at least once during each of the following developmental stages:
* Early Childhood (Preschool- Gr 3)
* Pre-adolescence (Grades 4 - 6)
* Adolescence (Grades 7-12)
This is a good opportunity to discuss with your doctor any concerns you might have about your child's health and learn more abouth the physical and developmental changes that are to be expected for your child's age. In addition, state law prohibits school districts from providing physical exams to students who have a medical home, therefore, physicals must be done by your private physician. Families who have financial hardships or no medical home can contact the school nurse for further assistance.
The exam is valid if done within 365 days. Forms are available in the main office or on the nurse's web site.
A school nurse can give medications in school only when your child's doctor has signed a medication dispensing form. All medications are kept in the health office unless otherwise approved by the school nurse.
Health Screenings are done according to NJ State Law as follows:
Hearing: Grades k,1,2,3 & 7
Vision: Grades k,2,4,6 & 8
Scoliosis: Grades 4,5 & 7
A scoliosis screening program is provided to all students who are between the ages of 10 and 18. Fourth graders who are 10-years old by September 1, fifth-graders, seventh-graders, new students and students with a history of scoliosis will be screened by the student's private physician, school nurse or district school physician. Parents who prefer not to have their child screened must notify the health office in writing.
Students, faculty or staff with influenza-like illness (fever of 100 degrees or higher, along with cough or sore throat) should stay home and not attend school, child care programs, or any out-of-home events other than medical appointments until 24 hours after fever has resolved without the use of fever reducing medications.
No "Health Challenges" exist(s)