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August 21, 2017 Agenda

August 18th, 2017

August 21, 2017 Agenda – FINAL

Seizure Information

August 2nd, 2017

Seizure Guidelines

Seizure Action Plan 2

Seizure Bus Action Plan 2


Allergy/EpiPen Information

August 2nd, 2017

Allergy xn Plan for Bus

EpiPen Delegate Req by Parent

Epinephrine MD orders

EpiPen Packet Check List

Food Allergy Plan of Care from Parents

School Medication Orders from Doctor

Other Medication

August 1st, 2017

School policy is developed and implemented for the benefit and protection of all persons involved in the education process – children, staff members, and parents.  We refer specifically to the administration of over the counter or prescription medication to pupils by the School Nurse in the school setting.  The following are minimal requirements within the guidelines set forth by the Health Division of the New Jersey Department of Education an Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA):

If your child is to receive medication in school, including over the counter (OTC) medications, (these include oral; eye or nose drops; any creams/skin products), a prescription with the doctor’s signature and stamp must accompany the medication and your written request.  Due to the HIPAA law, even though parents may request a physician/office fax an order to the school nurse, the physician does not have to honor this request.  Then the parent is responsible for obtaining the complete written order and bringing it in to school,  have it sent in the mail, or have their physician’s office fax (see fax numbers listed below) it to the School Nurse.  The prescription must state the name of the medication, its purpose, the dosage and time it is to be given, and how long it is to be administered (i.e., 2 weeks, school year, etc.).  A parental/physician authorization form is available under the “Forms” link on this page.  Medication (including OTC) must be brought to school in the original container by the parent appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician.

The nurse cannot dispense any medication until the complete prescription information and the properly labeled medication are in the Health Office.

The medication will be kept in the Health Office and given at the proper time.  Medications in any form, i.e. prescription, over the counter medications, Tylenol, eye drops, nose drops, etc., may not be transported on the bus except in the case of life threatening illness  such as asthma or anaphylaxis.  The child’s physician must state in writing that the child is capable of and has been instructed in the proper administration of the required medication and that he/she may carry it on their person.

Medications that contain any herbs (including OTC) are not allowed to be given in school.

Brass Castle Fax #:  908-689-2356

Port Colden Fax #:  908-689-8584

Approval Form for Medication

Each Health Office has a supply of calamine lotion, ointment or first aid cream for scrapes, and allergy drops.  Please note that sunscreen is not allowed to be brought to school, but should be put on the child before they come to school in the morning.

Diabetes Management

August 1st, 2017

Effective January 2010, the New Jersey Legislature amended N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12, and added provisions to enhance the medical management of students with diabetes in the school.  This amendment requires additional information to be provided to the school to care for your child.


The attached documents are required to be submitted to the school each year.  Please have your physician/medical provider complete and sign the Diabetes Medical Management Plan for your child, and return it to the School Nurse as soon as possible, or at least one week before the first day of school.  Please also sign the plan authorizing the school to carry out the tasks outlined by your child’s plan.


If you have any questions, please contact the School Nurse.  Thank you.

Diabetes Medical Management Plan

Diabetes Quick Form

Communicable Illnesses

August 1st, 2017

In order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases in the school setting, where children gather, there needs to be cooperation between home and school. Parents are requested to contact the School Nurse if their child has been diagnosed with the following:

  • Chickenpox
  • Strep throat or Scarlet fever
  • Pink eye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Fifth Disease
  • Impetigo
  • Ringworm
  • Head Lice (Pediculosis)
  • Measles (Rubeola)
  • German Measles (Rubella)
  • Mumps
  • Shingles
  • Whooping cough (Pertussis)
  • Infectious Hepatitis
  • Mononucleosis

Common head colds or sore throats are very contagious during the first three days. A student with cold symptoms should be kept out of school and properly treated at home. A child should not be sent to school if he/she has had a fever in the past 24 hours.

6th Grade Requirements

August 1st, 2017

6th Grade Immunization Requirement Notice 8-2017 – Parent Notice

6th Grade PPE Memo to Parents

6th Grade Required Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE)

6th Grade Required Health History Update PPE (if physical was more than 90 days from first day of practice)

Student Absence

August 1st, 2017

Please remember to call the School Absentee Line when you child will be absent from school. The line is available 24 hours per day. It is important to give your child’s homeroom teacher name and reason for the absence, so the nurse can monitor communicable illnesses.

Brass Castle School 908-689-1188 (Option 1)

Port Colden School 908-689-0681 (Option 1)

If a child is absent five (5) consecutive days or more, he/she must have a doctor’s excuse upon returning to school. Please keep in mind that a child must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication), prior to returning to school.

July 24, 2017 – Special Board Meeting Agenda

July 21st, 2017

Special Meeting Agenda July 24, 2017 – Final

June 12, 2017 Minutes

July 11th, 2017

June 12, 2017 Minutes

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