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The Health Office is the central clearinghouse for all matters related to student and staff health and safety. Two certified school nurses who are available during the school day to provide basic medical care, dispense medication, assist with emergencies, and serve as a resource to parents, students, and staff members. The Health Office is responsible for maintaining confidential medical records and ensuring that the school district meets all state and federal regulations pertaining to health codes.
Students who are sick should not come to school. Students with a fever will be sent home.
Dispensation of Medication
Students who require medication during the day must provide a Medication Permission form signed by both a doctor and the parent. An adult must transport the medication, in its original container, to and from the Health Office. Only medicines listed on the Medication Permission form can be administered. The Health Office cannot give cough medicine, Tylenol, diarrhea medicine, etc., without a Medication Permission form signed by both a doctor and the parent.
Vision, Hearing, and Dental Screenings
A cycle of vision, hearing, and dental screenings is scheduled for students in order to ensure that any physical problems are identified early. Students who need further evaluation are referred to their family doctors. Not all grade levels receive every screening. Check with the Health Office if you would like to know what screenings are provided for your child's grade level.
Haledon Public School follows the mandatory immunization guidelines established by the State of New Jersey.
DPT - 4 doses with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday OR any 5 doses.
Polio - 3 doses with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday OR any 4 doses.
Measles - 2 doses
Rubella - 1 dose
Mumps - 1 dose
Varicella - 1 dose for all students born on or after January 1, 1998
Hepatitis B - 3 doses
Hemophilis B (HIB) - 2 doses for children entering Preschool.
DTAP - all students entering the 6th grade
Meningitis vaccine - all students entering the 6th grade
Pneumonicocal and Flu vaccine - all students in Pre-K
Free immunizations for Haledon residents are available at the Paterson Board of Health, 176 Broadway, Paterson, NJ. Identification and proof of residency are required. Call (973) 321-1277 for further information.
Our nurses and other staff members are trained to respond quickly in the event of an emergency. In extreme cases, 9-1-1 is called, and the parent is contacted immediately. A nurse or other staff member always accompanies anyone who is sent to the hospital.
It is extremely important that parents and staff members provide up-to-date emergency contact phone numbers to the Health Office.