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Nurse Corner

Nurse Corner


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to the CJCPCS Health page. Our health office is open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm from Monday to Friday during the school day. Our school nurses can be reached at 732 649 3954 ext. 1216 for Mrs. DeRosa - [email protected], and ext. 1630 for Ms. Sacara Jordan - [email protected], and Ms. Scott - [email protected]. Except in cases of emergency, all students are required to visit the nurse with a nurse pass.


Any illness or injury occurring during the school day shall be assessed and managed by the school nurse as appropriate. If a student needs to go home or see a physician/APN the parent/guardian will be contacted or an emergency contact if the parent cannot be reached. A note is required from your health care provider if a student needs to be excused from gym/sports or use a crutch at school. Students who have a fever of 100oF and above must stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication. If your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as pink eye or gastroenteritis he/she must provide a clearance to return to school from a health care provider. Care of body piercings and tattoos should be addressed at home. In order to prevent cross contamination students who, wear contacts should carry their own contact lens solution and case.

For students with life threatening health conditions such as asthma or allergies please provide completed health care plans from their provider, and we also advise that you provide medications for them to the health office. Students may self-carry their emergency medications only if they are trained to administer them, and both the parents and physician need to sign off on this.

Illness Policy


Medication policy

Prescription medication or over the counter medication may be administered by the nurse or student provided there is a doctor`s order stating the name, purpose of medication, dose, intervals, duration, and potential side effects. A written permission from the parent to administer the medication is also required.

Medication must be brought in the original container, properly labelled by the parent/guardian, and securely stored at the nurse’s office. All medications provided must be picked up at the end of the school year.

With proper documentation students can carry and self-administer emergency medications such as asthma inhalers and epinephrine injectors without supervision from the school nurse.

Parents are allowed to come to the nurse’s office to administer medications to their children if the nurse does not have appropriate documentation.

Immunization and Health Physicals

We ask that you provide complete immunization and up-to-date health physical records to the health office. If your child`s immunization records are incomplete, he/she shall be excluded until records are completed.

Health insurance:

For families or children without health insurance please contact New Jersey family care at, 1-800-701-0710 or visit their website at http://www.njfamilycare.org/

Health screenings:

According to N.J.A.C. 6A:16 programs to support student development, we are required to conduct health screenings yearly. At CJCPCS we conduct the following health screenings:

Blood pressure, weight, height, for all grades

Scoliosis for Grades 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11

Auditory acuity for Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11

Visual acuity for Grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10

A written referral will be mailed to the parent/guardian if any deviation from the normal is noted. Please contact your health care provider for follow up and kindly notify us of any findings.

Emergency contact:

Kindly provide the school with up-to-date phone numbers (home, work, and cell) of at least 2 people who can be reached in emergencies in case we can`t reach you. Please inform us promptly if this information should change during the school year.

Thank you.

Helpful Links and Crises Resource Information

  • Immunization requirements for Schools in New Jersey


  • 504, accommodations for students with disabilities or health needs


  • Health insurance


  • Child abuse: 1-877-652-2873 or 1-877-NJ-ABUSE
  • Alcohol and Drug treatment information and referral:
  • NJ Prevention Network: 1-732-367-0611
  • Homeless prevention: 1-732-246-3498
  • Homeless Hotline: 1-888-908-4636
  • Mental health information and referral: 1-866-202-4357 (HELP)
  • National suicide prevention lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 or www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


Asthma Forms

These forms are for asthma management. Includes asthma emergency treatment plan and medication prescription forms.


These forms are for allergic reaction management. Includes emergency treatment plan and medication prescription forms.

Diabetes Management

For student with diabetes. All forms must be completed appropriately and medications provided to the school nurse no later than the 1st day of the school year.

Seizure Management Plan

This for students with seizures, form should be completed appropriately and submitted to the Nurse with any prescribed medication no later than the 1st day of the school year.

Athletic Physical Package

These forms are for students who will participate in a school sponsored athletic team or squad during the academic year. Valid for 365 days.

Sport physicals must be recorded on New Jersey Department of Education approved physical forms. NO OTHER PHYSICAL FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Only the newest version of forms will be accepted.

The examining healthcare provider must complete all sections of the physical, including the date of the actual physical exam. All physical forms must be stamped with a physician stamp. Sport physicals submitted with incomplete information will be returned to the parent for completion by the health care provider.

Health Physical Form

Needed by the health office for health history updates. Completed by parent and student`s Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Please attach immunization records.

Health History Update Questionnaire Form

Needed by the health office for health history updates. Completed by parent and student`s Physician or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Please attach immunization records.

OTC and Prescription Medication Form

This form is for prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) medications. Must be completed by parent and physician before medication can be administered at school by the school nurse.

Authorization for Administration of OTC Medication for Acute Illness at School

The school physician has authorized the administration of Tums, Ibuprofen, and Tylenol if needed with parent`s/guardian`s permission.

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