According to the New Jersey State Department of Education, the fol-lowing guidelines will be followed when administering medications:
1. A student must present a written and signed order from a legal prescriber (physician, dentist, or nurse practitioner) along with written parental permission in order to take prescription or over-the-counter medicines in school.
The order must include but is not limited to:
2. All medication must be kept in the original container and may be administered only by the school nurse in the Nurse’s Office. All medi-cation must be brought to the Nurse's Office by the parent or guardian.
This procedure is in compliance with the state mandated directives, and parental and staff cooperation are essential . Supplements and capsules that appear to be medications, if not prescribed, will be considered as substances under the substance abuse policy.
Vision and hearing screenings Any parent/guardian, counselor, teach-er, or student may request a vision or hearing screening at any time during the school year if a problem is suspected.
Students transferring into a NJ school directly from a high TB inci-dence country may be required to have a mantoux tuberculin test or present proof of having had one within six months. These students will also be required, within one month, to have a physical examination or provide proof that one had been performed within one year of enroll-ment.
According to the New Jersey law, every student is required to have the following immunizations:
DPT - 3 doses of Td or combination of DTP, DTaP, DT equal to 3 doses.
Tdap - 1 dose for students born on/after 1-1-97.
Polio - Must have received at least three doses of oral polio vaccine.
Measles - Two vaccinations are required if born after 1/1/90, or labora-tory evidence of immunity must be provided.
Mumps and Rubella - one vaccination or provide laboratory evi-dence of immunity.
Hepatitis B - All students must have a completed series of immuniza-tions or laboratory evidence of immunity.
Meningococcal - 1 dose for students born on/after 1-1-97.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine which can have complications in a child's life. Ten percent of the population of the United States has some form of Scoliosis. Of that ten percent, only one per-cent require treatment. A Scoliosis examination is performed bi annually on students between the ages of 10-18. Any parent/guardian wishing his or her child to be excluded from this examination must contact the school nurse.