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Franklin Borough School
Health Office


Mrs. Maria Garrera, RN. MSN


Attn: Parents
If your child takes or needs medication, a medication form needs to be completed every year by his/her physician. 
Thank you!


eye chart

ATTENTION PARENTS: Did your child come home with a vision referral from the health office?

Do you need assistance getting an eye exam and or glasses? If you do not have vision insurance or Medicaid you may be eligible for the SIGHT FOR STUDENTS VSP Program. Please call Mrs. Garrera for more details at (973) 827-9775 x 219.

Vision correction can have a dramatic impact on a child’s ability to learn, participate in sports and form a positive self- image.


Food Available at Discount Prices

Jolin Food Box information

 

 

Welcome to the Franklin Borough School
Health Office!

New Immunization Requirements

As part of the health services program, the following assessments are administered to students in grades pre-school through eight:

  • Vision screening;

  • Audiometric testing; and

  • Height and weight.

If any of these assessments are not within normal, a referral form will be sent home. Please use this form when following up with your physician, and return it to the health office. This will ensure that your child’s health record is accurate and complete.

Please keep the health office up to date with accurate contact numbers. If your child is ill or injured, it is extremely important that I can contact parents or significant others.

Scoliosis screenings will be performed on students in grades 4, 6, and 8.

Medication:

Pupils requiring medication at school must have a written physician’s order that states it may be dispensed by the school nurse. Forms may be downloaded on this site. Medications must be in a properly labeled container from a pharmacy . The parent/guardian must bring in the medication to the health office with the proper form.

Please advise the school nurse of any drug prescribed for your child by the family physician because it might alter his or her behavior. It is important to have an open line of communication so the school nurse may provide the best care possible. If your child comes into the office, it is essential that the school nurse understands all medications that your child is taking.

If your child is asthmatic, it is very important that he or she have an asthma action plan. This will ensure that your child gets the mediation and care that he or she will need in case of an asthma attack. This form may be downloaded on the forms section of this website. Please take it to your pediatrician and have them fill out this form.

What to do if you get Flu-Like symptoms:  click the CDC link below:
http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/sick.htm

 


HPV Vaccine Information

The State of New Jersey has required that school districts distribute information regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to parents of all students in seventh grade. Please click on the following link for information about HPV  :HPV Vaccine Info.

 

Meningitis Vaccine Information

The State of New Jersey has required that school districts distribute information to parents of all students in sixth grade about meningococcal meningitis. Please click on the following link. Meningococcal FAQ

Meningitis Vaccine Info.

 

Pediculosis - General facts regarding lice can be reviewed at link below.

Pediculosis Link

Click here to watch YouTube video titled Head Lice Removal Combing Techniques.

 

 

Important Information for Parents of Fifth Grade Students

The following are the new immunization requirements for children born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering 6th grade.  

  1. One dose of Tdap vaccine (taetanus, diptheria, accellular pertussis) given no earlier than the child's 10th birthday.  [However, if in the past five years your child received a Td vaccine (tetanus) or Dtap (diptheria, tetanus, accellular pertussis vaccine for children less than 7 years old) at their doctor's office or in a hospital emergency room, he/she will not need the Tdap vaccine until 5 years have passed.]
  2. One dose of meningococcal vaccine.

This means...by the first day of school in September, you will have to provide the school nurse with either proof that your child has received the Tdap vaccine or proof that your child has had the Td or Dtap within the past five years.  You will also need to provide proof that your child has received the meningococcal vaccine.

Failure to do so will result in exclusion form school until the immunization requirement is met.  Please note that this exclusion provision is set by the state and cannot be waived.  Please be sure that your child visits your family doctor soon to get the mandated vaccines in time for school in September. 

Upcoming Events


haircut

Attention Franklin Borough Parents.

Does your child need a good haircut or even just a trim? Are funds tight? A local beautician has volunteered to offer free haircuts to our students. If you are interested please call Mrs. Garrera at (973) 827-9775 x 219 to schedule an appointment.

FREE physicals and immunizations for children without health insurance  Click for more info.


Resource Links

Enterovirus D68 Frequently Asked Questions

The Center For Prevention Power in Youth Newsletter

Children's System of Care

Insurance available for all children and families - click here.

PARENTS. The Anti-Drug - Follow the link to receive the Parenting Tips Newsletter.  This is a bi-weekly newsletter with parenting tips and strategies to help keep your teenager healthy and drug-free.  Remember, when it comes to keeping kids drug-free, YOU MATTER.  Visit the site to Sign-Up.

 

Sports Physical Form link

Health History Update for Athletic Participation (Part C)
(If sports physical is 60 days old, Part C needs to be completed by parent)
 

K-3 Physical Form Link

Health History Update

Self-Administer Form

Administer in School Form


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Last update November 14, 2014