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Pre-School/Pre-K Influenza Vaccine Requirement
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, as per New
Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.19), states that
children up to 59 months of age in Pre-School/Pre-K must receive at
least one dose of influenza vaccine between September
1st and December 31st every year.
Students who do not comply with this requirement will be excluded
from school from January 1st until the end of flu season, March 31,
2018. Frequently asked questions regarding immunization may be
found by clicking here: http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/vaccine_qa.pdf
Compliance with this state regulation
mandatory and it will help to insure the health
child and adult in the class during the flu
Every year on the first Friday of February, dentists across the
United States provide free dental care to children twelve and under
who have no dental insurance and no "dental home." In most cases,
your child will receive a dental check up, followed by a cleaning,
fluoride treatment, or sealants. If necessary, the dentist
may provide fillings or perform extractions and other treatments as
needed. Give Kids a Smile Day is Friday, February 2, 2018.
For more information, contact your school nurse or go to
www.njda.org and click on Give Kids a Smile.
Allergy Plans/Asthma Plans/Medication Forms
Just a reminder...if your child has a life threatening allergy, you
must update an allergy action plan each year and supply
If your child has asthma and needs to use an inhaler or nebulizer
at school, you must update the asthma action plan each year and
supply the medication and mouthpiece/mask.
If your child needs medication during the school day for any reason
(antibiotics, pain relief, etc.) you must use the school medication
form. All of this paperwork is available on the school website
Change of Clothes
A limited supply of clothing is available if your child needs to
change clothes during the school day and you are unable to bring
his/her clothes to school.
Donations of clean, used clothing are gratefully
accepted. Items needed are elastic waist pants/leggings (size
6, 8, 10, 12) and shirts (medium/large). You may also leave a set
of clothes for your child in the nurse's office or in their back
pack in case a change would be needed.
When Should I Keep My Child Home?
Sometimes it is difficult to decide if your child is well enough to
attend school. Even in the case of the common cold, some children
are able to function quite well, while others can feel quite
miserable. Here are some pointers to help you in deciding when to
keep your child home from school. If your child has had any of the
following symptoms within the past 24 hours, he should not be sent
Temperature 100° or above
Acute cold symptoms
Red eyes or eye discharge
Lethargic behavior/ simply not feeling well enough to be productive
Children with strep throat and conjunctivitis are not permitted to
return to school until they have been taking the appropriate
medication for treatment for 24 hours. A doctor's note may be
requested stating when the child may return to school.
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For a complete list of immunization requirements for school
attendance click below:
Immunization Schedule for Children Ages 0-6
Don't be sidelined by the
Healthy Changes in Our School Cafeteria
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) in collaboration
with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture created a parent
resource that provides information about the new federal nutrition