School Health Services are provided by a Certified School Nurse to enhance the health, well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement of all students. Health Screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, height and weight are completed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.
Health education, counseling, first aid and illness care are provided in addition to individualized health interventions.
Nancy Hatke RN, BSN, MA, CSN
Welcome to Kiel School Health office. Here you will find additional health related information specific to Kiel School Students..
If a student will be absent or late, please call the main number 973-838-0611 and press #1 to let the nurse know why he/she will not be attending school. If your child will be absent for three days or more or has a communicable disease a written return to school release from a physician is needed. Please do not leave requests for work to be sent home on this line.
Control of Communicable Diseases
If a student has had a fever, vomiting and /or gastrointestinal symptoms, he / she must be free of symptoms for 24 hours (without the use of medication) before returning to school. A student must be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to returning to school to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
Illness/ Injury in school
If a student becomes ill or is injured during school they will be sent to the Health office and evaluated by the School Nurse. If, based on the professional judgment of the nurse, they need to be sent home then their parent will be called to pick them up. If a parent can not be reached in a reasonable period of time the nurse may call the emergency contact person for that student and the emergency contact person may sign the student out of school. Parents/ guardians need to sign these students out in the health office.
Students who need medication during school hours must have the medication brought to school by an adult in the original labeled container with the completed medication form. The medication and completed forms need to be given to the nurse. (link to medication forms) A STUDENT IS NOT PERMITED TO CARRY OR SELF-ADMINISTER MEDICATION IN SCHOOL. Responsible students MAY be permitted to carry and self-administer emergency medications with written permission from their physician and parent.
Physical Education Excuses
If a student needs to be excused from physical education for more than one day, a written note from a physician is needed. The medical excuse must be specific in nature describing what activities are prohibited (physical education, play ground, contact sports) and for what period of time. Medical clearance is also required to resume activities.
District policy requires a physical examination by a licensed physician upon entry into the school district regardless of the grade that the student is entering. Immunizations required by the NJ State Department of Health, based on the student's age/ grade level are also required prior to entering school. If you have questions about what immunizations are required for your child please speak with your child's physician or the school nurse.
Student Health Screenings
Health Screenings for vision, hearing, blood pressure, height and weight are completed on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Parents will be notified of any findings that may require further medical evaluation.
Your anticipated cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to call me at 973-838-6651 with any questions, concerns or up-dated information.