Sharon Collins, School Nurse
Phone: 201-777-6194 / Fax: 201-935-8218
ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES INTERESTED IN WINTER SPORTS!
The school doctor will be conducting FREE sport physicals for the Winter Season on
Wed., Oct 17th, and Tues., Oct 23rd
You MUST sign up in the nurse’s office in order to have a physical. If any athlete has an expired physical before practice begins for the winter, that student will NOT be permitted to play a Winter Sport!
FORMS NEEDED TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
Please click here for Athletic Forms which must be read, forms to be completed, signed, and returned prior to the beginning of the student's participation in a sport.
IN ADDITION : Please read the NJDOE Fact Sheet/Instructions Form below which addresses the CARDIAC TRAINING MODULE required by all medical providers completing your physical form.
Medical Forms Must Be Returned
Any student with an inhaler, epineprine injector, prescription, or over-the-counter medication MUST have written orders and permission forms completed and returned to the nurse. These forms are required by State and School policy. Unreturned forms may result in your child not participating in some school activities. The school nurse is not allowed by law to dispense any medication without a physician's order and parent permission.
Thank you for your help in caring for your student!
NEED HELP TALKING TO TEENS ABOUT MARIJUANA?
Partnership For Drug-Free Kids has a FREE Marijuana Talk Kit for Parents.Go to: http://www.drugfree.org/MJTalkKit/
The Flu Vaccine may take up to 2 weeks for full effect.
SIGNS and SYMPTOMS of the FLU ARE:
Fever (100-102, lasting 3-4 days)
Find out at : http://www.flu.gov/individualfamily/about/index.html
For more flu info, click on Keep Your Kids Safe
(for Spanish, click here )
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COLDS AND FLU
1. When sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or the bend of your elbow (not your bare hands)
2. Wash your hands frequently, and avoid touching your mouth, face, or eyes.
3. Stay away from people who are sick. The flu is caught mostly from air droplets from sneezes or coughs, but also from touching contaminated surfaces and putting your hands near your face.
4. Stay home if you are ill. People are contagious one day before symptoms and signs appear, and up to 5-7 days afterward. Do not return to school/work unless you have been fever-free for 24 hrs without fever medication.
5. GET A FLU VACCINE
FOR MORE INFORMATION , and to find a vaccination locator , go to www.flu.gov
Good Dental/Oral Health is important to everyone's general health, as well as keeping that smile good looking :)!
If you need financial assistance for dental care/orthodontal work, please see America's Tooth Fairy website , and the Smiles Change Lives site for more info and to find out if you may qualify for assistance. The school Health Office also has a list of a few clinics in the area.
HEADS UP! Concussions in High School Sports
Free or Low-Cost Health Insurance is Available for New Jersey Children
For information on available State healthcare coverage, and other resources, go to:
www.njfamilycare.org OR call 1-800-701-0710
TEEN VACCINATION SCHEDULE
Vaccinations remain important during teen/preteen years, yet sometimes are neglected.
For information on vaccinations important for your teen/preteen, click on:
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