Welcome to Hasbrouck Heights School DistrictHealth Services
Office (201) 393-8178
Fax (201) 288-0753
Office (201) 393-8160
Fax (201) 288-2083
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
** 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.
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.
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 Medicationâ€ (please see the medication section). No over-the-counter medication will be administered without a physician's written order.
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.
Please have your physician complete a physical form if your child had a physical examination.
Are needed for all new students or if you are registering your child. Physical examinations are performed in kindergarten, 4th, 7th and 11th grades,
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.
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
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