Any illness or injury occurring during the school day shall be assessed and managed by the school nurse as appropriate. If a student needs to go home or see a physician/APN the parent/guardian will be contacted or an emergency contact if the parent cannot be reached. A note is required from your health care provider if a student needs to be excused from gym/sports or use a crutch at school. Students who have a fever of 100oF and above must stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication. If your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as pink eye or gastroenteritis he/she must provide a clearance to return to school from a health care provider. Care of body piercings and tattoos should be addressed at home. In order to prevent cross contamination students who, wear contacts should carry their own contact lens solution and case.
For students with life threatening health conditions such as asthma or allergies please provide completed health care plans from their provider, and we also advise that you provide medications for them to the health office. Students may self-carry their emergency medications only if they are trained to administer them, and both the parents and physician need to sign off on this.
Prescription medication or over the counter medication may be administered by the nurse or student provided there is a doctor`s order stating the name, purpose of medication, dose, intervals, duration, and potential side effects. A written permission from the parent to administer the medication is also required.
Medication must be brought in the original container, properly labelled by the parent/guardian, and securely stored at the nurse’s office. All medications provided must be picked up at the end of the school year.
With proper documentation students can carry and self-administer emergency medications such as asthma inhalers and epinephrine injectors without supervision from the school nurse.
Parents are allowed to come to the nurse’s office to administer medications to their children if the nurse does not have appropriate documentation.
Immunization and Health Physicals
We ask that you provide complete immunization and up-to-date health physical records to the health office. If your child`s immunization records are incomplete, he/she shall be excluded until records are completed.
For families or children without health insurance please contact New Jersey family care at, 1-800-701-0710 or visit their website at http://www.njfamilycare.org/
According to N.J.A.C. 6A:16 programs to support student development, we are required to conduct health screenings yearly. At CJCPCS we conduct the following health screenings:
Blood pressure, weight, height, for all grades
Scoliosis for Grades 7, 9, and 11
Auditory acuity for Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11
Visual acuity for Grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10
A written referral will be mailed to the parent/guardian if any deviation from the normal is noted. Please contact your health care provider for follow up and kindly notify us of any findings.
Kindly provide the school with up-to-date phone numbers (home, work, and cell) of at least 2 people who can be reached in emergencies in case we can`t reach you. Please inform us promptly if this information should change during the school year.