Health Office

HEALTH OFFICE

Mrs. Egidio, RN



ABSENT:

If your child is sick or otherwise unable to attend school, you must CALL the Child Safe Line (973) 889-3361 Ext. #1 by 9:00 AMon the day your child is to be out. This is a voicemail system thatensures all students are accounted for daily. Parents are reminded thatyou need to call each day your child will be out of school.
Please leave a message that includes your child's name, date of absence, and the reason for the absence.
If you want homework, contact your child's teacher by email.

ATTENTION PARENTS:

Please send healthy snacks and lunches!
Please send lunch menus in on time! (By Tuesday, 10:00 AM)

KINDERGARTEN PARENTS:

Please send a change ofunderwear, pants, and socks in a zip lock bag with your child's namewritten on it. This clothing will be used for changing, if needed,throughout the year.

REMINDER TO ALL PARENTS:

Please keep EmergencyCards up to date. If any phone number or job changes occur, please call,email, or write me a note immediately. I will share it with thesecretary.

MEDICATIONS:

Please call or see me for proper paper work.
DO NOT SEND MEDS TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD!

REMINDER - SCHOOL POLICY :

Please review the district guidelines: "When To Keep Your Child Home From School"

SAFETY:

Remember: Students must wearsneakers with socks, sandals with socks and a back strap. If clogs orsandals are worn with no back strap - please send in appropriate shoesfor gym and recess.

IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS:

 


For your convenience medication order forms are now available for download on this website.
(As well as in person in the Nurse's Office)
Click on the links below!


All forms must be completed by the Physician and returned to nurse with the medication in a labeled container.
Never send medication with your child!

Please remember that over-the-counter medication require a doctor's order in the state of NJ.

MANAGEMENT: Head lice information for parents:

Head lice (pediculosis) infestation is common in theUnited States among children 3 – 12 years of age. Head lice are not ahealth hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease. Themost common symptom of lice infestation is itching. If you notice yourchild scratching his or her head often, especially behind the ears or atthe nape of the neck, check for lice. Also, do frequent checks when youknow of a lice outbreak in your child’s school.

Please see the instructions for treatment of head lice. You may also refer to the Classroom Lice Notifications that are sent home with your child for treatment instructions during a lice outbreak in school.

Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding treatment of head lice infestation.

www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/parents.html
www.headlice.org

More Tips for a Lice-Free School Year

NJ Department of Health Bed Bug Resources:

Guidelines for Use of Steri-Fab or Microban for Sanitizing/Disinfecting Mattresses, Bedding and/or Upholstered Furniture  (PDF 13K)

·         Bed Bug Control for Homes  (PDF 18K)

·         Bed Bug Fact Sheet (PDF 169K)

·         Bed Bug Inspections and Remediation  (March 2010) (PDF 42K)


Universal Health Insurance

New Jersey provides universal health insurance to children and affordable options for parents and guardians…(Davy, 9/08).
Please click link below for information for NJ Family Care
http://www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx

 

Let's work together to have a healthy, safe and happy school year!

New Jersey State Law - Children 80 lbs. or 8 years old, are required to be in a booster chair.
Informative Web Site: www.boostamerica.org
(Check our newsletters and this site for updates on the new booster laws.)

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 889-3364, or stop by my office.



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