Welcome to the Health OfficeWeekly Update as of 11/6/19I am VERY HAPPY TO REPORT that I --Mrs. Fanelli am baaaaaack!! in my Nurse HEALTH office!!!
This is to remind you that parties including food are not permitted. Parties and celebrations can be safe and fun without food. Please review our revised Food Allergy Guidelines for additional information. They can be found on the Health Office websites for each school. For your convenience, here is a link. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Over the past week, student absence due to illness was minimal. A few students were absent due to gastrointestinal complaints and one parent reported fever. Other reasons for absence were varied and not related to illness.
AUDIOMETRIC (HEARING) SCREENING FOR 7th GRADE STUDENTS TOOK PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, 10/2/19. VISION SCREENING FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6 and 8 TOOK PLACE ON 10/7/2019. STUDENTS WHO WERE NOT SCREENED OR ABSENT WILL BE SCREENED LATER IN THE SCHOOL YEAR. All screening results are being confirmed and follow-up information to parents will be posted within the next few weeks. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me for any concerns.
All New Student Physical Examination forms, Immunization forms, and Questionnaires are due NOW. All completed Food Allergy Packets, Medication Administration forms, and other medical plans/forms are due NOW. If you need to bring in medication for your child, please remember to complete all paperwork and contact the substitute nurse to plan for drop off. Our Food Allergy Guidelines were revised and approved over the summer. Please be sure to view them.
Winter School SportsWinter Sports TeamsALL PHYSICALS DUE BY NOVEMBER 15th!They must be within 365 days of DECEMBER 2nd.Basketball Tryouts-please go to the ATHLETICS WEBPAGECoaches Patrick Walden and Mike SchmidtPlease see the ATHLETICS FALL SPORTS TEAMS' link on the ATHLETICS webpage.There is a link there for the REQUIRED SPORTS PHYSICALS AND PAPERWORK.PARENT PORTAL-Please be sure to update your contact/emergency contact information if you have any changesto your home, cell or work numbers.E-ALERTS/HEALTH OFFICE-Also please be sure to sign up for E alerts/Health office alerts from our school.This is the primary way for communicating important Health Information to our School community. Specifically, you need to go to the School Website -not the parent portal, Sign in, and Sign up for the "Health Office" E-Alerts" in Addition to Other E-Alerts To Which You Have subscribed. Please contact the main office for further clarification.Seasonal Flu Information:Please see attached link to the CDC website for general information specific to the 2018-2019 flu season. It's not too early to be vaccinated!https://www.nwbrhc.org/NorthWest Bergen Regional Health CommissionPlease remember to keep your children home if they have fever and they MUST BE 24 HOURS FEVER FREE BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL without the use of a fever reducing medication.ABSENCES: Please be sure to send your child in with a either a doctors note or note from home explaining the reason for the absence.Please let me know if your child has any communicable illnesses/issue ex. strep throat, influenza, or conjunctivitis, impetigo or head lice.All medications, prescription AND non prescription, require a physicians order and a dated note from home giving permission for me to administer that medication accordingly.Administration of medication forms/Epi pen designee paperwork and self administration of medication forms are on my website under MEDICAL FORMS for this years medications. This must be done on a yearly basis for renewal with a doctors and parents signature on these forms.Please be sure to give me a call or e mail me if you have any health concerns for your child. Do not hesitate to contact me at 201.664.0567 for any questions or concerns. I am here to help and my door is always open!All State Mandated required screenings will be given this year such as height, weight, vision, blood pressure, hearing and scoliosis screenings.