From the Desk of the School Nurse ....
Important Information for Parents/Guardians regarding
Annual Distribution of Facts Sheets (click the link to view/print):
For students entering grade six: Meningitis Fact Sheet
For students in grade six: Meningococcal Meningitis
For students in grade seven: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Please notify the school if your child is absent due to a serious illness or communicable disease. A physician's note is required for a student who has recovered from a communicable disease and is returning to school. The student must be seen by the school nurse before a final determination is made.
The exclusion times listed below are the minimum days a child should remain out of school for a particular illness. The school will honor the private physician's recommendation for additional exclusion days.
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These policies and guidelines were designed to help protect the health of our students and staff. Please feel free to contact the School Nurse’s office with any questions or concerns.
- All absences and late to school arrivals should be reported to the Main Office or the Nurse's Office (973)-838-6390 by 8:30 AM.
- In accordance with Bloomingdale Board of Education Regulation 5330, the administration of medication-- including over the counter medication--during school hours requires a completed Physician and Parent/Guardian medication authorization form. Medication to be administered during school must be brought to the Nurse’s Office by the parent/guardian in the original prescription bottle or original container. Medication authorization forms are available at this link or in the Nurse’s Office.
- As per N.J.A.C. 8-57-4: Immunization of Pupils in School, students must meet the minimum immunization requirements for school attendance in NJ. Please note that all 6th-grade students must show proof of Tdap (Adacel, Boostrix) and Meningococcal (Menactra, Menveo) vaccination. If students are not in compliance with immunization requirements, a Religious Exemption, Medical Exemption, or Provisional Admittance Request must be on file with the School Nurse. Exclusion from school based on failure to comply with immunization requirements will be enforced.
- Please notify the School Nurse when a student has a brace, cast, needs to use crutches and/or needs to be excused from Physical Education or sports. A doctor’s note must state the medical equipment prescribed, reason for PE/sports excuse and the length of time treatment is necessary.
- Students with a temperature of 100° or above will be sent home due to fever. Students are expected to remain fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
- If a student vomits during the night or in the morning before school, please do not send him/her to school. If a student vomits in school he/she will be sent home.
- Students with a confirmed case of strep throat must be on medication (antibiotic) for at least 24 hours before returning to school. A doctor’s note stating that treatment has been started is required for return to school
- Please notify the School Nurse if head lice or nits are found in a student’s hair.
- Students with a suspected case of Conjunctivitis will be immediately referred to a health care provider for evaluation. Students with a diagnosed case of Conjunctivitis (pink eye) should be on medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
- Students with an unidentified rash or skin eruptions will be referred to a health care provider for evaluation. A physician’s note stating that the rash or skin eruption has been identified, is not contagious, and is being treated (if necessary) is required for return to school.
- Students with Chicken Pox should be excluded from school until open sores are scabbed over and dry.
- Students with ringworm require a physician’s note stating that treatment is in progress. The affected area is to be covered while in school.