Nurse's Corner   

Contact Info:

npaulino@rosevillecharter.org

973-483-4400

 

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Welcome to the health office at Roseville Community Charter School!

 

If your child has tested positive for Covid-19 or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive, please contact the school nurse!

 

Tips From the Health Office

Keep your child home if he or she has fever (100F or higher), vomiting/diarrhea or a bad cold or cough.  Children must be fever free (without the use of fever reducing medication) for 24 hours before returning to school.  Children must be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning 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 required.

Please report all contagious disease (Covid-19, strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, etc.) or contagious conditions to the school nurse promptly.  Medical clearance by a healthcare provider will be required to return to school.  

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

Change in health status/medication:

Please notify the 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.

Health Screenings

During the school year each student will be seen by the school nurse for the following health screenings: height and weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure screening. Notices will be sent to parents by the nurse, should health problems be found. 

Medication Policy

No scholar should have medication in their backpacks, desk, lockers, etc. All medication (including over the counter medication) is to be given by the school nurse and must be accompanied by doctor's orders. 

The certified school nurse and the student’s parent/guardian are the only ones permitted to administer medication in New Jersey schools. The parent/guardian must complete the medication consent form and provide written orders from the private physician. No over-the-counter medication will be administered without a physician’s written order. Doctor's orders for medication administration must be renewed each school year.

All medication must be in a new, original container and/or prescription bottle with your child’s name on it.

Immunization Requirements

The following 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 by the parent upon enrollment. They will be kept on file in the school health office.

  • DPT 4-5 doses (if 4, the 4th must have been given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio 3-4 doses (if 3, the third must have been given on or after the first birthday).
  • MMR 2 doses (the first of which hast have been given on or after the first birthday)
  • Hepatitis B Series 3 Doses
  • Varicella - one dose (for those children entering K or grade 1 born on or after January 1, 1997—effective staring school year ‘04-’05.) This vaccine is only exempt if the child had chicken pox or has proof of immunity to it. Children who present either documented laboratory evidence, a physician's statement of previous varicella disease, shall not be required to receive a varicella vaccine.

Health Physicals/Immunizations

A physical exam is required for all students entering Roseville Community Charter School for the first time (kindergarten and students who transfer into the district).  In addition, The New Jersey Department of Education recommends that students obtain a complete physical examination at least once during each developmental stage: early childhood (Pre-K thru Grade 3), pre-adolescent (Grade 4- Grade 6), and adolescent (Grade 7 - Grade 12).

The Universal Child Health Record must be submitted to the school nurse within 30 days of school entrance. Please note that any physical exam that was performed by a health care provider within 365 days prior to the first day of school will be acceptable.  In addition, immunization records must be submitted upon registration.

 

 

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