Physicals & Medications
All children born on or after January 1, 1997, AND entering the 6th Grade are required to receive one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) given no earlier than the 10th birthday, as well as one dose of meningococcal containing vaccine (meningitis) such as the medically-preffered meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Any student who received the Td booster dose less than five years prior to entry shall not be required to received a Tdap dose until five years have elaspsed from the last DTP/DTap or TD dose.
Written proof must be provided to the Brooklawn Middle School Health Office as soon as possible if you did not give this information to your child's elementary school nurse. As per state guidelines, failure to provide this information no later than the first day of school in September 2012, will exclude your child from school until vaccines are completed and proof presented. Any completed physical forms should be completed as well.
Please make copies of the completed forms for your records and submit the original forms to me as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Blasi or Brooklawn Nurse (973 428-7551). Physicals and immunization obtained after June 15th, should be sent directly to the nurse's office at Brooklawn Middle School!
All students who visit their private doctor during the school year and get updated vaccinations should also submit them to the nurse.
For your convenience medication order forms are now available for download on this website.
(As well as in person in the Nurse's Office)
Click on the links below!
All forms must be completed by the Physician and returned to nurse with the medication in a labeled container.
Never send medication with your child!
Please remember that over-the-counter medication require a doctor's order in the state of NJ.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS:
Health Services Handbook
Please review the district guidelines: "When To Keep Your Child Home From School"
MANAGEMENT: Head lice information for parents:
Head lice (pediculosis) infestation is common in the United States among children 3 – 12 years of age. Head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease. The most common symptom of lice infestation is itching. If you notice your child scratching his or her head often, especially behind the ears or at the nape of the neck, check for lice. Also, do frequent checks when you know of a lice outbreak in your child’s school.
Please see the instructions for treatment of head lice. You may also refer to the Classroom Lice Notifications that are sent home with your child for treatment instructions during a lice outbreak in school.
Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding treatment of head lice infestation.
NJ Department of Health Bed Bug Resources:
Guidelines for Use of Steri-Fab or Microban for Sanitizing/Disinfecting Mattresses, Bedding and/or Upholstered Furniture (PDF 13K)
· Bed Bug Control for Homes (PDF 18K)
· Bed Bug Fact Sheet (PDF 169K)
· Bed Bug Inspections and Remediation (March 2010) (PDF 42K)
Let's work together to have a healthy, safe and happy school year!