Health Office

  • Welcome to the Health Office web page.   

    Under Health Office Forms link on the menu to the left, you will find forms that are required during the school year.

    If you require further information, please contact:

    Patty Morales BSN, RN, CSN 908-526-8900 x 7222

    Peggy Prezioso MPA, BSN. RN, CSN 908-526-8900 x 7347

    Forms, doctor notes and parent notes can be faxed directly to the nurse's desk at:

    FAX #: 908-252-3465.   

     

    Medication:

    Students may not carry any medication on school grounds. All medications must be given to the school nurse to keep locked in the health office, with the exception of:

    Asthma inhalers and Epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, as well as Diabetic supplies, are the only medications that may be carried by a student. Epinephrine and diabetic medications require an Administration of Prescription Medication form that is completed by the doctor and signed by the parent/guardian. Students with asthma must have an Asthma Action Plan completed by the doctor as well as being signed by the parent/guardian.  Parents (not students) need to bring the medication to school in the original container, which is appropriately labeled by the pharmacy. All medication forms must be completed on an annual basis.  The medical orders are only valid for one school year.  If a student is going to play a sport he or she will not be medically cleared by our school physician until the valid forms are in the health office. Likewise, a student will not be cleared to go on any class trips/functions until the forms are on file.

    Over the Counter ibuprofen, acetaminophen and Tums can be administered with a signed parent Over the Counter Administration form. This form is valid for the entire time at SCVTHS unless you notify the health office of any changes. 

    All forms are available in the Health Office website.

     

    Health Insurance:

    New Jersey State Law now requires all children to have health insurance. NJ FamilyCare Health insurance information and applications are available at facts_english.pdf and FC_APP-en.pdf. Please contact the nurses for dental, immunization, eye glasses and annual physical assistance.  We have many referral sources available.

     

    All Sports:

    Physical exam dates for sports must be valid for 365 days prior to first day of practice.  If your physical expires during the sport season, you must have a new one completed before you are allowed to continue to play.

    Part A of the physical, the Health History form, is to be completed by the parent/guardian. It must be signed 90 days prior to the first day of practice. If you tried out for a fall sport (which means you completed a sports packet),  and your physical is up to date (valid for 365 days prior to the first day of practice), the only form you will need to complete for the next sport season of the present school year, is Part A – the Health History form.  Call the health office with any questions.

    Concussion, Impact Testing, will be done prior to the first day of practice.  This is a standardized computer test to obtain baseline information in the event the athlete suffers a concussion during the sport season.  After the first test has been administered, it will be repeated every other year prior to the first day of practice. 

    All sport forms can be downloaded from the Health Office webpage or the Athletics/Clubs webpage on the school website.

     

    Physical Examinations:

    SCVTHS requires all new students to have a current physical on file.   The required forms are located in the Health Office website.  With a physical that is no more than 365 days old, the school nurses are able to sign working papers for students. 

     

    Norovirus Infections:

    Norovirus - sometimes called the stomach flu, viral gastroenteritis, or food poisoning - likes the cold weather. It likes to settle in the public school environment.  The best way to avoid the virus is to wash your hands often using soap and water. Alcohol-based cleansers are not effective against this virus.

    Norovirus is a highly contagious viral illness, which begins suddenly and usually causes stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Some people also experience low-grade fever, chills, body aches and fatigue. Most people recover quickly, but serious complications can occur. Those infected are contagious from the moment they begin to feel sick for up to two weeks after the individual is feeling better. That is why hand washing is so important to prevent the spread of the illness.

    Students who have had a fever of over 100 degrees or have had vomiting must be symptom free for 24 hours without the use of an over the counter remedy before they are allowed to return to school.

    If your child needs to miss school because of an illness or injury, please call the Attendance Office at 908-526-8900 x 7261 to report his or her illness.  Upon return to school, please send a note explaining the absence which will be brought to the nurse's office for a pass.

    Precautions:

    • wash hands frequently with soap and water
    • do not prepare food when infected
    • clean infected surfaces with a diluted bleach solution (5-25 tablespoons of household bleach per gallon of water) or bleach based household cleaner.
    • remove and wash clothing and linens that may be infected with body fluids.

    If you have any questions regarding the health care of your child while in school, please contact the health office at the phone numbers listed at the top of the webpage.

     Thank you.

    Patty Morales and Peggy Prezioso

    School Nurses

     
    Forms

    For a complete listing of all of the health office forms, click here.

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