Welcome Letter

 

June 2021

Dear Parents or Guardians:

The following information is provided to you at this time so you may address them during the summer months prior to the start of school. 

Physicals:

 According to New Jersey State Law #NJAC 6A:16-2.2 & NJSA 18A:40-4, a physical examination is required for all incoming 9th graders and/or transfer students. The state physical form can be found on the Indian Hill’s  website under the nurse’s office tab.  The physical is to be within 365 days of the first day of school, signed and stamped by your child's physician.

Please return the completed physicals with the updated immunization record to the Nurse’s Office during the summer months. In addition, if your child needs additional treatment plans (allergy/asthma action plan, diabetic or seizure) please return these forms to the Nurse’s Office. Your child must be in compliance with the New Jersey State Sanitary Code; failure to comply will prevent your child from attending school.

Fall Athletes:

Medical forms are DUE BY JULY 15th to the Nurse’s Office for sport clearance. Please send forms to the Nurse's Office by email or mail.

Health History Update- Every Athlete needs to hand in a Health History Update along with their forms.  For each new Sport Season (Fall, Winter, Spring) a new Health History Update must be submitted for that sport. The parent complete this form. 

Post Covid Clearance Form-This form is for any student who was diagnosed with Covid-19.  Due to increased cardiac risk post Covid, student needs to be cleared by their doctor prior to returning to sports and physical education. 

  PLEASE CONTINUE TO WATCH FOR E-BLAST UPDATES REGARDING ATHLETICS 

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF COVID-19


Medication:

We encourage parents and guardians to administer all medication at home. However, at times we understand this may not be possible. All medication administered at school requires the medication consent form to be completed by both the parent and physician.  The medication consent form must be submitted annually.   All medication brought from home must be dispensed by the school nurse and must be in the original pharmacy container with the students full name and date. 

Students may not self administer or carry over the counter medication. Only life threatening medications may be self administered with medication orders (such as asthma inhaler, epi-pens & insulin).  Generally, students do visit the nurse’s office and request OTC’s (such as Tylenol, Motrin, etc) which require the completed medication consent form.

For Freshman year only, we will be including Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation forms and Medication Consent forms. All upperclassmen will print forms from the Nurse’s website. We welcome all of you to the RIH District and wish you a wonderful year. Contact us at ihnurse@rih.org.