WELCOME TO HIGH MOUNTAIN SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE
Jane Ann Linde,BSN,RN,CSN
I am dedicated to ensuring that your child is safe and healthy while at school and working with you to guide your children on a path toward total wellness.
Absences From School
If your child will be absent from school you MUST leave a message on my voicemail 201-848-5976 or send me an email at [email protected]
by 9:15 A.M. Please leave a detailed message regarding the reason that your child will not attend school. In addition you can log into Genesis Parent Access
and mark you child as absent.
Forms are available below to print and bring to your physician/health care professional for completion. Please complete the PARENT portion, filling in your child's name your contact information and signature (at the bottom ) before submitting the forms to the physician.Pupils who are entering the district for the first time shall a medical examination and it should be submitted to the school
Immunizations: Students entering the school should meet the minimum immunizations requirements, as in accordance to the district policy 5141.3. All students entering the school for the first time need to provide a copy of the immunizations.
Transfer students from out of the country:
Students transferring into the district form a foreign country may will need to be screened for TB prior to the school admission. Please speak with the nurse to see if this is required for your child.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME
Here are some guidelines:
TEMPERATURE: Your child MUST remain home if he/she has a fever over 100.4. Your child should be fever-free, without medication, for 24hours before returning to school.
DIARRHEA or VOMITING: Your child should be free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
CONTAGIOUS DISEASES/ CONDITION: Your child must remain home when he/she shows symptoms of a contagious disease such as strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), flu, impetigo, ringworm, or if head lice is suspected. Please feel free to call the school nurse if you have any questions. Your child will require a doctor's note to return for clearance after a communicable disease.
STREP THROAT: If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, they must be on the antibiotic for twenty-four hours before returning to school. They also have to be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school. Many times strep throat will present in a child as a low-grade fever, headache and stomach.
NASAL DISCHARGE: We know it can be difficult for working parents to have a sick child at home. However if your child has copious, continuous or uncontrollable nasal discharge, this increases the risk of exposure and illness to other children and staff. Please keep your child at home until the secretions are more controlled.
Injuries and Excuses from Physical Education and Recess: A physician's note is needed to sit out of /be excused from gym class because of an injury or illness. Children with injuries, who are on crutches, with splints, stitches, asthma, must have physician’s note when the student may resume recess and physical education. The physician may fax the note to the nurse.
Thank you for your cooperation in following these health precautions to protect your child and other children from illness.
How to Protect Your Child from the Flu
The best defense from the flu is washing your hand, coughing into your elbow.
If your child is not feeling well, keep them home.
Updated Cardiac Arrest Program
Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes pamphlet, mandated by NJ St ate P.L. 2007, c.125 and amended by P.L. 2013, c.71, the Scholastic Student Athlete Safety Act, has been reissued for the 2014-15 school year to include new revisions pursuant to P.L. 2013, c.209. The new pamphlet provides specific details regarding the requirements for an automated external defibrillator (AED) authorized by P.L. 2012, c.51, commonly referred to as Janet’s Law. At HMR school our all-volunteer AED team practices what to do if there is such an event while school is in session. Hopefully that will not happen. But we will be ready to help if it does. Please feel free to stop by to discuss the program with the School Nurse if you have any questions.http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/services/cardiac.pdf
imageConcussion and "Return to Learn"
More and more information is reaching us daily about concussion in youth. The CDC has put a very informative brochure together that parents will find very helpful in trying to plan your child's return to school after a head injury.
Please notify the nurse if your child sustains a concussion so that together we can plan for a smooth transition back to learning. www.cdc.gov/concussion/feel_better.html
Little League Shoulder Injuries
The school nurse is seeing more shoulder and elbow complaints from our little league baseball players. "Little League Shoulder" is a condition caused by repetitive throwing, which stresses the growth plate in one of the shoulder bones. Resting the shoulder is key. Follow the link below for more information.
Excellent Reference Sites for Parents and Children
Click on the web pages below for quick reliable information about your child's health and frequently encountered childhood illnesses.
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Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition
Information regarding asthma at school, inhaler tips, etc.
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