Medical Information

Medical Reminders


Within the first few months of school, all PreK students will be screened for his or her height, weight, vision and hearing.  Dental screening will also be made available to all students within the school year.  Any required parental consent for these screenings will be shared and collected prior to screening.

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Please keep your child home from school if they are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Illness during the night

  • Fever is present 100 degrees or over

    • Child should be free from fever for 24 hrs prior to return to school

  • Development of a rash on face and/or body

  • Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea

    • Child should be free from these symptoms 24 hrs prior to return to school

  • Any other reason that may require medical attention

 

Immunizations

 

All students attending the Bloomingdale PreK program need to comply with the immunization requirements (including flu vaccine) set forth in N.J.A.C 8:57-4.  For more information, please reach out to the nurse. 


The overall purpose of the New Jersey school immunization requirements are to protect individuals, schools, and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. 


NOTE: Preschool students will NOT be allowed to attend class after 12/31/22 if they do not send in written notification that their child has received the flu vaccine.

 

Administration of Medicine


As per BPS Policy #5310, the Board of Education disclaims any and all responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of an illness of any student.  However, in order for many students with chronic health conditions and disabilities to remain in school, medication may have to be administered during school hours.  Parents are encouraged to administer medications to children at home whenever possible as the medication should be administered in school only when necessary for the health and safety of students.  The Board will permit the administration of medication in school in accordance with applicable law. 


Medication will only be administered to students in school by the school physician, a certified or non certified school nurse, a substitute school nurse employed by the district, the student’s parent, a student who is approved to self-administer in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12;3 and 12.4, and school employees who have been trained or designated by the certified school nurse to administer epinephrine and glucagon in an emergency pursuant to N.J.S.A 18A:40-12.5, 12.6, 12.29 & 12.30

 

The school nurse shall have the primary responsibility for the administration of epinephrine and glucagon to the student.  However, the school nurse may designate, in consultation with the Board or the Superintendent, additional employees of the district who volunteer to be trained in the administration of epinephrine via a pre-filled auto-injector mechanism and the administration of glucagon using standardized training protocols established by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in consultation with the Department of Health when the school nurse is not physically present at the scene.




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