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    Glenda Grimes, School Nurse
    Phone 908-996-2751 Ext. 7203
    Fax 908-996-3599
    E-Mail ggrimes@frenchtownschool.org
    WELCOME! On this page, you will find health forms to download and print, school policies, and health information and resources.

    Please update the school with any phone numbers, changes in your child’s health, new medications, or anything that will impact his or her well-being at school.

    Should My Child Stay Home? 
    Your child should stay home if she/he has experienced any of the symptoms listed below in the previous twenty-four hours:
    • Elevated temperature of 100 degrees or greater
    • Acute cold, sore throat or persistent cough
    • Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
    • Repeated diarrhea
    • Red or inflamed eyes/lids
    • Suspected and/or untreated impetigo, scabies or lice
    Medication Policy
    Some children with chronic illnesses or disabilities require medication during the school day. If you anticipate that your child will require medical attention at times and you would like to have medicine in the health office, please submit a school medication form.
    Guidelines for the administration of medication in schools, determined by the NJ Department of Education and outlined in Frenchtown Board of Education Policy 5141.2:
    • The parent or guardian should provide written permission to administer the medication.
    • All medications, prescribed and over-the-counter medications, should be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original and appropriately labeled container.
    • All medications, prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, must be accompanied by a written and signed order from a legal prescriber (physician, dentist or nurse practitioner), including the diagnosis or type of illness, the name of the drug, dosage, and time of administration. Inhalers for asthma may be carried by older, responsible students who have parent and physician consent in writing.
    • Medication orders are to be renewed, in writing, by both parent/guardian and healthcare provider, at the beginning of each school year.
    • When a medication becomes outdated or no longer necessary, the parent/guardian must pick up any unused portions of the medicine.
    Immunization Information
    For a complete list of immunizations required for school attendance: 
    State of NJ Parent Resources Webpage