Student Health Services

Ms. Maria Xylas
Certified School Nurse
xylasm@glenrocknj.org
201-445-7700 x5023
Fax: 201-389-5025

Dear Glen Rock Families,

As we welcome students back to school, we need to make sure we are taking every precaution to keep our students and faculty safe. As part of these precautions, all schools in the district will be using a Daily COVID Questionnaire.

This form is located in the Forms section of the Genesis Parent Portal. Please note that this form will be utilized in place of the app that was planned originally. One questionnaire must be filled out per student each morning they are scheduled to learn in the school building.

Fully virtual students do not have to fill out this form, unless they are participating in sports.* The questionnaire must be filled out the morning of school, prior to entering the building, and not the night before school, by a parent/guardian. Each morning, our nurses will be running a questionnaire completion report for every student in the district. If you did not complete and submit the daily questionnaire, the following protocols have been adopted:
1. The child will be removed from the classroom
2. The child will report to the Nurse’s office
3. The Nurse will complete a temperature check
4. You will be called and required to complete the questionnaire via Genesis.

Parents are advised that repeated failure to complete the daily questionnaire may result in the parent reporting to the school to either pick up your child or complete a paper questionnaire.

Students with chronic illnesses such as allergies and asthma must provide medical documentation for their health records. We need to know if your child is sick with new symptoms that could possibly be COVID-19. Please only check off symptoms if they are new to your child or your child will not be cleared to come to school. Students who have a fever, diarrhea or vomiting must stay home, even if this is the only symptom. Students may return to school after 24 hours fever, diarrhea or vomiting free without the use of medications. Students who have two symptoms (including or not including fever, diarrhea or vomiting) must stay home. If a student has 2 or more illness symptoms medical clearance is necessary for the return to school. Please contact your medical provider. Students should also be able to participate in school with no other signs of illness or behavioral changes.

Please see the instructions for accessing the COVID Symptom Check questionnaire in the Genesis Parent Portal. 

Health Office Mission Statement and Objectives

HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT:  "You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated."  This statement by the former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, MD, clearly illustrates the very essence of the school nurse's mission.  Wellness does not just matter - it is critical.  It is critical not just for the student, but for teachers and staff as well.  School health awareness emphasizes the interaction of health and wellness with education and learning.  Our goal is to enable academic, social, physical, and emotional success by stressing prevention of disease and promotion of health and safety through individual counseling, education, and service.


Announcements


Information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):

https://www.nj.gov/education
https://covid19.nj.gov/




Concussions:

If a child suffers a concussion that is either school-related or out of school, a note from a doctor is required and a protocol for academics and PE/Sports will be followed. Accommodations will be made according to the physician’s orders or the school’s standing concussion guidelines if no guidelines are given by your health care provider after diagnosis of a concussion has been made. See link below with more information.


Click here to read about the important health advisory regarding measles exposure in NY/NJ.

Injuries/Orthopedic Devices

Parents need to notify the school nurse and provide a physician’s note if a child is on crutches, has a cast, in a wheelchair or is in a brace of any kind - the note should indicate that the student is not to participate in PE/Sports and has been trained in the use of crutches and the length of time before he/she can return to regular activity. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT NOTES FROM PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or CHIROPRACTORS.


Tips on Student Illness During Flu Season

It's common sense that students learn better when they are healthy and well rested. During flu season in particular, keeping apprised of accurate information can help families develop good habits for keeping germs at bay. Here are two documents we hope you find useful:
"The Flu: A Guide for Parents" published by the CDC
"Guidelines for Keeping a Sick Child Home" adapted from the NASN


Coxsackie Virus Information
Coxsackie Virus Information. -see files below

Rutgers University Meningococcal Disease Information
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), local health officials, and Rutgers Student Health are investigating two cases of meningococcal disease associated with Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by the organism Neisseria meningitdis.

Please see the File below for more information.

Pertussis Cases in Monmouth County Report see file below

Influenza Information for Parents
Please see the file below to learn more about influenza. provided by the CDC.

Head Lice Prevention and Control

National Association of School Nurses Provides “Don’t Be Bugged by Head Lice” Information – News media have recently reported the rise of treatment-resistant head lice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides evidence-based resources for many health issues, including head lice. In addition, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has partnered with the pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Pasteur on the educational initiative Headfirst Lice Lessons to help school nurses and parents deal with head lice. For more information, go to the CDC’s Head Lice Prevention and Control web page and the NASN’s online Head Lice Resourcespage.

Sports-Related Eye Injury Fact Sheet
Sports-Related Eye Injuries Fact Sheet

Forms:

HEALTH00.pdf
Health History Form - Elementary Schools Only

IMMUN000.pdf
Immunization Form - Elementary Schools Only

Vaccine Form.pdf
Vaccine Administration Form


PHEXAM00.pdf
Physical Examination Form - Elementary Schools Only

Universal Physical Form.pdf
Universal Child Health Record Form

Medication authorization[1]byrd.doc
Medication Authorization Byrd School

Designee Form0001.pdf
Emergency allergy designee form

Allergy Action Plan.pdf
FARE Allergy & Anaphylaxis Care Plan

Asthma-Treatment-Plan-STUDENT-MAY-2017[1].pdf
Asthma Treatment Plan

Important Information/Files:

a_flu_guide_for_parents.pdf
Influenza Information for Parents

Public Health Advisory 2015 Pertussis Case Investigations Monmouth County.txt

Meningococcal_Disease_Rutgers_Fact_Sheet_05 03 2016 106426.pdf
Rutgers University Meningococcal Disease Information

Coxsackie virus in New Jersey.pdf
Coxsackie Virus Information

Helpful Links:

Allergy Asthma Network
Asthma Information
Celiac Central
Choose My Plate
Food Allergy Information
HealthyBergen.org
NJ Parent Link
NJ Tuberculosis Requirements
Concussion

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