oBirth Certificate:Official documentprovided by the Bureau of Statistics- must be the original- will have a raisedseal. It is not the one that you get from the hospital with the footprints onit- that is just something that they give to you as a keepsake.
oPhysical Form: The physical exam date must be within a year of the child startingschool. This means that for the 2013-2014 school year, the physical form willbe valid if the date is between September 2012- September 2013. For those thathave summer birthdays, please bring in the form based on their last physicaland bring to registration your appointment date for the next physical
oImmunization Record: The immunization record will need to have the MD office stamp onit. We realize that summer babies may not be fully complete with immunizations.Please bring in what they have had to date.
Immunizaton requirements for children entering preschool:
oDTP Vaccine: 4 doses
oIPV Vaccine: 3 doses
oMMR Vaccine: 1 dose
oHaemophilus Influenzae B (Hib): 1 dose
oPneumococcal: 1 dose
oVaricella Vaccine: one dose on or after the 1st birthday
oInfluenza (Flu): 1 dose seasonally each year between Sept 1 andDecember 31st
ATTENDANCE:If you are calling your child out from school due to illness orinjury, call the Attendance department at extension # 1017
ILLNESS:If a student has a temperature > 100.0 F , the child may returnto school 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal (98.6) without theuse of medication (Tylenol/ Advil/ Motrin). These orders are written as per ourschool policy. Checking your child's forehead is not a good measurement oftemperature, use a thermometer for accuracy. If a child has vomiting ordiarrhea, he/she should be excluded from school until 24 hours after the lastepisode of vomiting or diarrhea.
MEDICAL INFORMATION:Any changes in your child's medical status need to be documentedby your child's physician and given in writing to the school nurse. If yourchild has been diagnosed with a new medical diagnosis, if a physical isperformed, or if any immunizations are given, please send in any healthinformation to the school nurse. Please update this health information yearly.
MEDICATION:If you wish to have medications in the nurse's office, please callme, so I can send home the appropriate paperwork. Medications cannot be carriedinto the school by the student.
CHAPSTICK/ COUGH DROPS:Chapstick and cough drops cannot be brought to school. Ifyour child has a persistent sore throat, call your Pediatrician because it maybe something more serious that requires medical attention. Chapstick can beapplied before school. We have orders from our school physician to apply Vaselineto dry lips if needed. Please keep chapstick at home.
GYM/ RECESS EXCUSES:Parents/ guardians may write an excuse from physical activitiesfor up to 2 days, after 2 days, a medical note is needed. If a parent/ guardianor physician writes an excuse from physical activities for gym class, pleasewrite a note if you want your child to sit outside or inside at recess. Youmay write it on the note itself. Students may sit outside and enjoy the weatherwith their friends at recess and not participate in gym class. A quick note bythe parent/ guardian can eliminate phone calls.
INJURIES/ PLAYGROUND INJURIES:If your child has had an injury in school, or on the playgroundduring school hours and it was not reported by the student, the parent/guardian should immediately notify the school nurse as soon as possible.Call the nurse's office and leave a message at extension #1073 orthe front office at #1270
FIELD TRIPS:Field trips will be continuing throughout the year. If your childhas an inhaler, EPI PEN or Benadryl, the parent will be asked to attend thefield trip. If you are unable to attend, please contact the school nurse assoon as possible.
STREP:If a strep test is performed on your child and comes backpositive, please call the school nurse.
LICE:If your child is positive for head lice, or if you are unsureabout your child having head lice, please contact the school nurse, so I canfollow up with your child. If a student is found positive for head lice, it isnecessary for me to screen the whole class. I can also assist you with furtherinformation if needed.
SEASONAL ALLERGIES:Allergy season is in full swing. If your child takes allergymedication, please administer it as directed by your physician. It is verydifficult for children to stay focused and benefit from their learningopportunities without proper maintenance.
HEAD INJURIES:Head injuries can occur at any time during play or sports. Aconcussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normallyworks. You can't see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of a concussion can showup after an injury or may not appear until hours or days after an injury. Signsand symptoms include: headache, nausea/vomiting, double vision, changes invision, sensitivity to light/sound, feels sluggish or foggy, difficulty withconcentration and short term memory loss, sleep disturbance and/orirritability. If you suspect that your child has had a concussion or has thesesymptoms, seek medical attention immediately. http://www.cdc.gov/
DENTAL CLINIC:The Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders sponsors a programthat provides dental care for the school child whose parents are unable to payprivate fees. Contact the school nurse to request information.
CONTACT INFORMATION:If you have had any changes in phone numbers, please send currentinformation in writing to the main office.
WELLNESS SERIES:In the lobby of the school are pamphlets related to children'shealth and wellness. Please use these for your own knowledge. Also on the Staffordweb site, if you click on the "About Us" tab on top, and then scrolland click on "Wellness", you can view health information related tovarious topics.