A Message From The Health Office

Mrs. Christine Carlson, RN
(973) 263-4344 ext.2

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Health and Contact Information

In order to provide the best care for your child, please sign onto the parent portal, click on "FORMS" and complete the Health Information Form.

To update Emergency Contact Information, please click "CONTACTS" and update that information there. Please provide emergency numbers other than your own in the event you cannot be reached. Please review your contact information and make changes as necessary during the school year.

NOTE: All of the above information is available for viewing by the school nurse after the information is entered and updated.

It is very important that we have current and valid telephone numbers in order to reach you in the event of an emergency or illness during the school day. Please keep us alerted throughout the school year of any changes in your phone number or contact information.

Child Safe Program 973- 263-4344 ext. 1

We need to know that every child is safe.You must call the child safe number before 8:30am and leave a message whenever your child is absent or late for any reason. For afternoon pre-school, please call before 12:30 PM on the day of the absence or tardy. Make sure you call and leave the message on the voicemail even if you have informed your child's teacher by note or verbally. The answering machine is always on! All students arriving late to school must be escorted by a parent or guardian and sign in at the Main Office.

Medication Policy

If it is necessary for your child to take medication please be aware that the BOARD of EDUCATION has a strict policy in place that includes both prescription and over the counter/non-prescription medications.

For administration of all medicine in school, your doctor must complete the school medication forms available in the nurse's office or the links below.

If a special situation exists with your child (life-threatening allergic reactions and/or asthma), arrangements can be made to have medications on hand when needed.

If your student requires any medication in school, click on the appropriate form below and return to the nurse once completed by the physician.

Medication Authorization

Self-administration of Medication

Food Allergy Action Plan

Asthma Treatment Plan

Parent Consent for EPINEPHRINE Delegate


No child will be admitted to school without proper documentation of immunizations as required by NJ law.

Reminder to all parents of preschool students: It is mandatory that your child be vaccinated against the flu each fall in order to attend preschool in New Jersey. Documentation from your health care provider that the flu vaccine has been given to your child this fall must be provided to the school nurse before the end of December. If your child has not been given the flu vaccine he/she may not attend school after December.

Physical Examination

A current physical examination documented by your child's health care provider on the school district form is also required for all new students in the district, as well as all kindergarten students.

Please click the links below for the appropriate forms:


Physical Exam Form Prek - Grade 5

Physical Exam 5th Grade Only (for Middle School)
Pre-participation Physical Evaluation

Keeping Your Child Healthy

Please review the district guidelines:

"When To Keep Your Child Home From School"

Communicable Disease Policy

Head Lice Information

Head lice (pediculosis) infestation is common in the United States among children 3 – 12 years of age. Head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease. The most common symptom of lice infestation is itching. If you notice your child scratching his or her head often, especially behind the ears or at the nape of the neck, check for lice. Also, do frequent checks when you know 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.

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)

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

Parent and school personnel need to keep in touch for the benefit of the children. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 973-263-4344 Ext. 1402.


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