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Roselle Park Health Information

Welcome to the Roselle Park School District Health Information Page. Our goal is to promote health and wellness among our entire school community. Please review the tabs on this page to learn more about our policies and resources.
• Casts, Splints, Crutches, Sutures/Glue, Leg/Arm Braces: A doctor’s note stating the diagnosis and necessary school precautions is needed for your child to come to school. All physical activity, including gym and recess, will be restricted until medically cleared.

• All new students must have a physical exam upon entry into the Roselle Park Public School District. In addition, parents are reminded of the importance of obtaining subsequent examinations at least once during each of the student’s developmental stages: Early childhood (Pre-school through Grade 3), Pre-adolescence (Grades 4 through 6), and Adolescence (Grades 7 through 12).

• Parents must call the school in the morning if their child is going to be absent. Give a detailed reason for the absence.

• FEVER is considered a temperature of 100*F or above and children MUST be fever free x24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication prior to returning to school.

• If your child should need medication in school, parent/guardian and the physician must complete an authorization form. NO MEDICATION, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION, WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT A COMPLETED MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM.

• Screenings are conducted yearly within each school. If you wish for your child to not be screened, please submit this in writing to your school nurse.
Immunization Requirements
 
• Immunization records must be presented on the first day of school or at the time of registration. Updates to immunization records must be provided to the school as the child receives his/her immunizations.

• Students entering a NJ school from out of state or out of country are allowed up to 30 days to provide proof of immunization history before their provisional status begins.
COVID-19
 

Staff and students will be excluded from school if they meet the below school COVID-19 exclusion criteria:
School exclusion criteria
At least two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, rigors (shivers) myalgia (muscle aches), head ache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose.
OR 

At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell.
*If your child is symptomatic, please alert your building nurse*

Siblings of a student who has symptoms and meets the exclusion criteria should be excluded until symptomatic student tests negative OR receives an alternate diagnosis from their health care provider. If the symptomatic student tests positive, their siblings will be required to quarantine (if not fully vaccinated).

Travel
Quarantine is required after traveling out of New Jersey (excluding New York, Pennsylvania, & Delaware) if you are not fully vaccinated.
If you wish to test after travel, it is recommended to do so on day 3-5.
After returning from travel, the Westfield Regional Health Department recommends a 5 day quarantine.

Face Coverings
Proper mask wearing is an important tool in the fight against COVID-19. A few important reminders:
• Masks should be washed after every day of use and/or before being used again, or if visibly soiled or damp/wet.
• Disposable face masks should be changed daily or when visibly soiled, damp or damaged.
• Please send in additional disposable or cloth masks for your child in case a back-up mask is needed during the day
Allergy Action Plan
Notify the school nurse if your child has any allergies. If your child has a Life Threatening Allergy and requires an Epi Pen, please have your doctor complete an Allergy Action plan/Epi-Pen Form. This form must must be renewed every school year. See "Forms" below
Asthma Action Plan
New Jersey requires students with asthma to have an Asthma Action Treatment Plan on file with the School Nurse. It must be completed by you and your child’s doctor and provided to your school nurse. This document needs to be renewed every school year. See "Forms" below
Medication Policy
If your child should need medication in school, parent/guardian and the physician must complete an authorization form. NO MEDICATION, INCLUDING OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION, WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT A COMPLETED MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM. See "Forms" below
Patricia Soto
High School Nurse
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Brenda Litterer
Middle School Nurse
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Elissa Hussey
EJF Aldene Elementary School Nurse
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Ana Cuellar-Pereira
Robert Gordon Elementary School Nurse
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Kerri Cartnick
Sherman Elementary School Nurse
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