School Nurse

Nurses:

Main Building: Laura Schwartz, Christina Sumas

Annex Nurse: Patricia Feely

Phone:

Main Building: 973-509-4096

Fax:

Main Building: 973-509-6955

Annex: 973- 509-4137

E-mail:

csumas@montclair.k12.nj.us

lschwartz@montclair.k12.nj.us

pfeely@montclair.k12.nj.us


Greetings to Parents, Guardians and Students:

The health and safety of Montclair High School students is our priority. Please call us with any changes in the status of your child's physical or mental health, medication or emergency information. We are available to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. If your child has an acute medical condition such as food allergies, asthma, diabetes or seizures, please contact us immediately to ensure emergency plans are in place. Below are some links to the forms that you may need to fill out.

Middle school/high school health survey
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/health-survey-m-h.pdf

Physical Exam form for new students
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/cms/one.aspx?portalId=889560&pageId=1098587

Consent to share medical information
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/information-share.pdf

Medication Consent
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/medication-consent.pdf

Asthma Treatment Plan
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/Asthma%20Treatment%20Plan.pdf

Allergy Treatment Plan
https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/AAP_Allergy_and_Anaphylaxis_Emergency_Plan.pdf

Diabetes Action Plan
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/diabetes.pdf

Seizure Action Plan
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/seizure.pdf

Clearance for crutches, casts, splints or boots
https://www.montclair.k12.nj.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_889476/File/District/Forms/crutches.pdf


Athletics
All forms need to be filled out in a timely manner. For all inquiries, please see the athletic website. Below is the link to the mandatory sports forms:
https://mhs.montclair.k12.nj.us/athletics/mandatory_athletic_forms

Absences
All students returning to school following an extended illness or injury should report to the nurse.

Gym Excuses
A parent/guardian may submit a written gym excuse for 5 days.

A physician's note is required for all gym excuses longer than 5 days and should be submitted to the nurse. The physician's note must include a diagnosis and ending date.

Any student returning to school with a cast or crutches will need a physician's clearance note submitted to the nurse prior to homeroom.

Medication Policy
Medication should be given at home whenever possible. However, if a medication must be administered during school hours (prescription or over-the-counter), proper authorization must be provided to the school which is as follows:

Written permission using the school district's medication consent form (link above) that both parent/caregiver and the student's licensed healthcare provider (physician or nurse practitioner) must complete. In addition, the medication must be brought to school by the parent/caregiver and be in the original container with proper labeling.

Students are not permitted by law to self-administer medications at school, with the exception of insulin, asthma inhalers and emergency epinephrine, and then only if written authorization for this self-administration is provided by the parent/caregiver and the student's healthcare provider.

Please note that herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are not considered medications and cannot be given in school.

Health Insurance
In the event that your family is in need of health insurance, information for uninsured NJ families is available at 
www.njfamilycare.org or 1-800-701-0710.

Immunization Laws
https://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/health/cdpr/immune.shtml

HPV
Information on HPV

There will be no grace period for New Jersey residents who have reached the age of 11 by August 30, 2014. Students must have documentation of these vaccinations submitted to the school nurse prior to the first day of school.

Students with birthdates of August 30 - December 30th must submit documentation of receiving these immunizations within 30 days of their 11th birthday.

Failure to submit documentation of immunizations will result in exemption from school. All documentation should be sent to your child's elementary or middle school nurse.

Physical Examinations
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends annual physical examinations for adolescents. If your child has received an annual examination from his or her healthcare provider, we welcome a copy of the completed form.

Clothing
Your child should be appropriately clothed for the weather and meet the required MPS dress code policy

Attendance
Arrive on-time to school and avoid excess absenteeism.

For more information on school nurses, school health regulations, and timely topics, please visit the links at the top of this page and to the left under District > School Nurse.

Have a healthy school year!

For more information please visit the District Nurses Page.

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