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     “You cannot educate a child who is not healthy and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated”

     - US Surgeon Jocelyn Elders, MD

     

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year

     Similar to last school year,in our effort to keep our school population healthy, we will be following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jesey. We will be communicating closely with The Bergen County Department of Health  and our local health office. 

     

     

    Physical Exams

    An entrance physical is required from all Freshman students.

    Prior to participation in a school-sponsored interscholastic or intramural athletic team, student-athletes must submit a completed pre-participation physical evaluation (PPE) form. The exam should be conducted by a Health Care Provider (Licensed physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, or Physician Assistant) who has completed the Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment Professional Development Module. The PPE must be conducted within 365 days prior to the first official practice of the athletic season. The physical exam form will be reviewed and cleared by the School Physician prior to the first day of practice. For further information please see the athletics website.

     

    Health Screenings

    Screenings will be conducted by the School Nurse. Screenings for height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing, and scoliosis will be conducted as per New Jersey State Code (N.J.A.C. 6A16-2.2). Contact the health office if you prefer that your child not be screened.

     

    Medication Administration

    Medication may only be given to students with a primary provider’s prescription and parental consent. Over-the-counter Tylenol and Tums may be given during the school day with parent consent and after a nurse assessment. Parents may provide an electronic signature on the Consent Form for Over the Counter Medication available on the Genesis Parent Portal PageKeeping us informed of any new medications, medical treatments, or immunizations your child may receive, will help us to keep each student’s health record current.

     

    Epinephrine and Asthma inhalers

    Please fill out all forms related to Epinephrine administration located on our website (physician orders, authorization for school delegates, and school personnel) Please see the medical forms tab on the upper left

    Students may carry and self-administer emergency medication such as asthma inhalers and Epinephrine with the appropriate Self-administration of Medication form filled out by the Primary Health Care Provider and submitted to the health office. In addition, those students with Asthma should request an Asthma Treatment Plan from their Health Care Provider. For further information see the Asthma Treatment Plan tab on the left.

     

    Contact information

    Anne Rutkowski MSN,RN, NJ-CSN
    School Nurse  
    Northern Highlands Regional High School                                                                                               
    298 Hillside Ave. Allendale, NJ 07401
     
     P: 201 327 8700( ext.513)
     F: 201 327 8905 
     rutkowskia@northernhighlands.org