SIGN UP FOR THE
BECTON BLOOD DRIVE!
Anyone 16 yrs old and over may donate. Parent Permission required for 16-17 yr olds
Pick up forms and sign up in the Health Office
BE A TRUE BLESSING TO SOMEONE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!
FLU SEASON WILL BEGIN SOON!
Many locations offer the vaccine, including health offices, pharmacies, and clinics. It can take about 2 weeks for the vaccine to reach its full effect, so get your vaccine soon! Please check with your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns. You may also check out these questions and answers .
Please click image for more info on colds/flu!
INFORMATION FROM THE NJ DEPT OF HEALTH ON THE COXSACKIEVIRUS
|Sports Related Eye Injuries||Athletic Permission Form|
|Athletic Banned Substance Forms||NJDOE Fact Sheet/Instructions for Forms- NEW||Sudden Cardiac Arrest Pamphlet|
|Seizure Action Plan||Diabetes Information|
|Epipen Administration Form||Asthma Treatment Plan|
|Scoliosis Refusal Form|
|Medication Administration in School-Parent Permission NEW|
|Self-Administration/Emergency Medication Contract (e.g., Epipen, inhaler, insulin) NEW|
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/
LATEST NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
NIDA LATEST FINDINGS ON MARIJUANA- FACTS vs MYTHS
(see below for more flu information)
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!
HOW GOOD IS YOUR FLU I.Q.?
There is still time to get a flu vaccine, but reminder-it can take 2 weeks before the vaccine takes its full effect.
SIGNS and SYMPTOMS of the FLU ARE:
Fever (100-102, lasting 3-4 days) Chest discomfort, cough
Bad headache Sometimes a sore throat/congestion
Body aches and pains, sometimes severe
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 )
Ways 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
WHAT CAN MY HEIGHT AND WEIGHT RESULTS TELL ME ABOUT MY HEALTH?
Body Mass Index is one indicator of your health. It is calculated by using your height and weight. The result informs you of the approximate percentage of your weight that is body fat. For more information, and to find your BMI, please scroll down below to PHYSICAL HEALTH CHECKS
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!
Click here for more information.
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:
PARENTS ARE THE #1 INFLUENCE
What parents say and what parents do matters to their kids. This is particularly true with drug and alcohol use, according to The Partnership at Drugfree.org. For ways you can talk to your kids and help them, go to www.drugfree.org .
6 PARENTING PRACTICES - Help Reduce the Chances Your Child Will Develop a Drug or Alcohol Problem (from Partnership at drugfree.org
FOR RECALLS OF PRODUCTS, FOODS, ETC., go to http://www.recalls.gov/recent.html
Websites of interest from the National Institute of Health (NIH):
http://medlineplus.gov - extensive patient education info in English and Spanish
http://PHPartners.org - provides links to key public health info in areas as bioterrorism, legislation, HIV/AIDS, workforce development, nutrition, environmental health
http://householdproducts.nlm.nih.gov/ - safety info for over 4,000 brands used in and out of the home.
toxtown.nlm.nih.gov - guide to common toxic substances in everyday places
ghr.nlm.nih.gov - info about diseases that run in families.
PHYSICAL HEALTH CHECK
Height and weight are often used to determine Body Mass Index (BMI). This is an indirect measure of body fat, and BMI is used to help determine one's overall health. If you or your student wish to learn more about BMI and calculate your BMI, you can go to the CDC website, Healthy Weight-It's Not a Diet-It's a Lifestyle/About BMI for Children and Teens.
For information on diet, nutrition, and help with weight loss go to Calorie King .
**** NEED HELP WITH HEALTHCARE COVERAGE?****
For information on available State healthcare coverage, and other resources, go to:
www.njfamilycare.org OR call 1-800-701-0710
For more asthma information or forms in another