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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 2017-2018 School Year.

     

    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 when a current physical exam containing that health information is not on file in the health office. 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, including over the counter medication, may only be given to students with a primary provider’s prescription and parental permission. (See page seven of the Student/Parent Handbook). To access medication administration forms click on the medical forms tab to the left. Most Health Care Practitioners will provide you with prescriptions for over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Motrin during the student's physical exam which can then be attached to the medication administration form and signed by the parent/guardian.

    Keeping 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 medical forms tab on the 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 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