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Nurses Corner

 

Welcome to Hasbrouck Heights School District
Health Services

Euclid School Mrs. Jolanta Czajkowski, RN, CSN

Office (201) 393-8178

Fax (201) 288-0753

High School / Middle School Mrs. Mary Neumann, RN, CSN

Office (201) 393-8160

Fax (201) 288-2083

Lincoln School Ms. Kimberly Kane, RN, CSN

Office (201) 393-8184

Fax (201) 393-0365

       

Tips From the Health Office

** Keep your child home if they have a fever, vomiting or a bad cold or cough.

Please do NOT give your child medication for their fever and send them to school

Click Here for Medical Forms 

 

** It is essential that children with communicable diseases be kept home until the contagious period is over and their physician allows them to return to school. A note from the doctor is highly recommended.

** Please report all contagious disease (strep throat, pink eye, scarlet fever, chicken pox) or contagious conditions to the school nurse promptly.

** If your child exhibits a skin rash of underdetermined origin, please consult your physician before sending the child to school.

Conjunctivitis (Pink-eye)

Children who have pink or red eyes with white or yellow discharge often with matted eyelids after sleep and eye pain or redness of the eyelids or skin surrounding the eye may have Purulent Conjunctivitis. They should be excluded from school while symptomatic or until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment. A medical note is required to return to school.

Medication Policy

The certified school nurse and the student's parents/guardians are the only ones permitted to administer medication in New Jersey schools. The parent/guardian must have the doctor complete the district's Physician's Order for Medication” (please see the medication section). No over-the-counter medication will be administered without a physician's written order.

Emergency Care

A comprehensive health service is provided in accordance with state law and the Board of Education policy. In case of an accident or illness in school, parents/guardians are notified of the health emergency so that the child may be taken home or to a physician. The school cannot provide transportation. In extreme emergencies, the local First Aid Squad will be called.

 

Health Screenings

During the school year each student will be seen by the school nurse for the following appraisals: height and weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure screening (see form for grade level specifics). Notices will be sent to parents by the nurse, should health problems be found. The school nurse will be provide a scoliosis check on all children, every other year, who are 10 years of age or older.
 

Please have your physician complete a physical form if your child had a physical examination.

 

Physical Exams

Are needed for all new students or if you are registering your child. Physical examinations are performed in kindergarten, 4th, 7th and 11th grades,

Dental Exams

If your child had a visit to the dentist, please have them complete the dental form.

 

Change in Health Status/Medications

Please notify your child's school nurse when there is a change in your child's health status, or if a medication has been added, deleted or changed to your child's treatment plan. It is important for the school nurse to have this information should an emergency occur at school. In addition, such changes are important for the school nurse to be aware of, for the proper assessment and care of your child should they become ill at school or display any side effects of medication.

 

Immunization Requirements

Immunizations are mandatory for school entrance/attendance in the Sate of New Jersey and proper documentation of these immunizations must be provided to the school nurse. Please see the immunization see for an age appropriate guideline.

New Immunization Requirements

Pre-school children

All students attending a pre-school program must receive an annual Influenza Vaccine and one dose of the Pneumoccoccal Vaccine.

6th grade students

Children born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering the sixth grade after September 1, 2008 must receive one dose of

Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis)

Meningoccocal Vaccine before entering sixth grade in September 2008

 

 

Board of Education:: 201-288-6150 Euclid: 201-393-8176 Lincoln: 201-393-8182 Middle School: 201-393-8170 High School: 201-393-8190