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Please review the following information on the school health program. Please visit my eBoard for more information, including important health forms, notices, health homework, information on health events, news articles, and more.
It is very important that you review, correct, and return the emergency information sheet that is given out in September. We need to be able to find parents or other responsible adults that you designate in case of illness, injury or other emergency.
There are several health screenings that are done over the year, usually after the winter holidays. These may include vision, growth, hearing, and blood pressure. If you do not want these screenings done, please send in a note in writing at the beginning of the year. Please have them completed by your own healthcare provider and send in the results to me so that I can keep your child’s school health record current.
The administration of medication in school is strictly regulated. Any medication, including over the counter medication such as Tylenol, must have a healthcare provider’s written order and written parent permission. It must be sent in the original container (often, a pharmacy will give you two bottles, one for home and one for school). The medication form is available in my office, the main office and also on our web page. Our school doctor has written an order for throat lozenges so that I can give out one for cough or sore throat. If you do not want your child to receive this, please send in a note. Children are not permitted to keep cough drops or any other medication in the classroom.
I am also the Health Teacher for grades Kindergarten, 1, 3 and 4. The curriculum for each grade is available on my eBoard. Please feel free to stop by or call me with any questions about our Health lessons.
Reports of physical examinations and health histories are required for children entering the school for the first time, and for fourth graders. Physical examinations are no longer done at school; if you do not have a healthcare provider, we can arrange for you to take your child to Dr. Frank Meeteer’s office (our school physician) in Mount Laurel for the examination.
Guidelines for School Attendance
It can often be difficult to decide whether to keep your child home if he or she is complaining of not feeling well. Here are some general guidelines for keeping your child home:
Health services help to support your child’s educational experience. If you have any questions or need to contact me about a medical concern, please call me at 429-0811 ext. 105, or leave a message with the main office, and I will return your call.
— Loretta Macconi, RN, MSN
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