The school nurse operates the health clinic. As well as handling all school medical emergencies and health concerns, she administers medications, conducts various health screenings throughout the school year, such as height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and scoliosis at specific grade levels.
Medication shall be administered only upon the written order of a licensed physician, and a written request from the parent. The order from the physician must include the diagnosis, dosage of medication, and time it is to be given. All medications must be sent to the nurse in a labeled prescription bottle.
The parent request shall give permission to administer the medication and shall release the school of all liability. These requirements also apply to any over the counter medication, such as Tylenol, Advil, etc.
In the interest of your child’s health, as well as the health of other students, it is suggested that you keep your child home if he/she has the following symptoms:
a. Fever over 100 degrees F
b. Vomiting during the night or morning
c. Heavy or loosely frothing coughing, and/or extensive nasal discharge
d. Severe headache, diarrhea, and/or stomach cramps
Your child must be fever and symptom free for 24 hours before they can return to school.
If you have any health questions or concerns or if your child has any special health/dietary needs, please contact the nurse’s office. Dial (732) 650-5320 ext: 6505.