HEALTH, MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AND REQUIREMENTS
Completed Universal Medical Form and Immunization records must be presented on the first day of school or at the time of registration. Updates to immunization records must be provided to the school as the child received his/her immunizations. It is a requirement of the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families, that an updated medical form be submitted to school within one year of the child’s birthdate each year of attendance.
A child with a contagious illness must stay home for 24 hours after the start of medication. A staff member will administer medication if the medication permission form is signed by a parent. All prescription medication must be in the original container marked with the child’s name, dosage, route, frequency, special instructions and expiration date. Children with a medical condition requiring Epinephrine or an inhaler must have a waiver signed by a parent in their files.
INFLUENZA VACCINE REQUIREMENT
It is a requirement as per N.J.A.C. 8:57 – 4.19 that all students receive seasonal influenza vaccine up to 59 months of age. At least one dose of flu vaccine is due by December 31 of each year. Children who do not have documentation of receiving the flu vaccine or don’t have a religious exemption by December 31 will need to be excluded from school until the end of flu season, which is up until March 31 in New Jersey. Such students may return to school sooner than March 31 if they submit documentation of receiving the flu vaccine.
Children with Epi-Pen will not be able to start school unless a CH15 Plan is completed by your child’s physician or parent with the associated medication. We are requiring two Epi-Pens. One will be housed in the medical cabinet in the main office and the second will be assigned a personalized sack that will be carried by your child’s teacher. The purpose of the sack is to follow your child throughout their school day.