NEW INFORMATION REGARDING BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS:
Since September 2011, Birthdays have been celebrated WITHOUT FOOD, no
PLEASE CALL THE NURSE WITH QUESTIONS. PLEASE ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE CLASSROOM
TEACHER FOR OTHER SUGGESTIONS TO COMMEMORATE THIS SPECIAL DAY.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE NEW IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN BORN AFTER
JANUARY 1, 1997 AND ENTERING 6TH GRADE IN SEPTEMBER: STUDENTS WILL NEED
Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis)and Meninggococcal vaccines.
STUDENTS WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR SCHEDULES UNLESS THEY HAVE PROOF OF
IMMUNIZATION OR PROOF OF A SCHEDULED DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT. Again, no
There is also a new requirement for toddlers in preschool programs who will
need a Flu shot.As per N.J.A.C 8:57-4.19, children six months through 59
months of age attending any licensed child care center, or preschool facility
on or after September 1, 2008, shall annually receive at least one dose of
influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 each year. STUDENTS WHO
DO NOT RECEIVE THE VACCINE BY DECEMBER 31 WILL BE EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOL FOR THE
DURATION OF INFLUENZA SEASON (THROUGH MARCH 31) OR UNTIL THEY RECEIVE AT LEAST
ONE DOSE OF THE INFLUENZA VACCINE.
Please check the main East Brunswick website ebnet.org for
These vaccines are available through the Middlesex County Children's
Immunization Program of the Health Department, AT NO CHARGE, if you have NO
INSURANCE OR IF YOUR INSURANCE DOES NOT COVER THE COST OF IMMUNIZATIONS; YOU
MUST ALSO BE A RESIDENT OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY. Call 732-745-3125 for
additional information and requirements.
SEE THE MAIN DISTRICT WEB SITE FOR UPDATES ON FLU. STUDENTS WITH TEMPS OVER
100 AND FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS ARE REQUIRED TO STAY HOME. STUDENTS MAY RETURN TO
SCHOOL WHEN THEIR TEMP IS NORMAL FOR 24HR. WITHOUT FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION
LIKE TYLENOL OR ADVIL. Scenario: fever Monday, stay home Monday. Tuesday:
check temp: if normal and no meds given, again stay home, return Wednesday.
However, if temp Tuesday: stay home Tuesday; Wednesday, check temp: if normal
and no meds given, stay home and return on Thursday, etc. IF YOU HAVE ANY
QUESTIONS, CALL THE HEALTH OFFICE.
1. New students need a copy of ALL IMMUNIZATIONS records and proof of a
health exam by a physician with 365 days of entering Memorial School.If
needed, new students have 30 days to get a physical.
2. Students diagnosed with STREP,Pink Eye(conjunctivitis), Impetigo, etc.
need to present a doctor's note to the Health Office upon return to school,
24hrs. after treatment is begun.In addition, children with splints, casts, ace
bandages,slings or crutches need a doctor's note which indicates whether or
not they can participate in gym or recess and when they can return to full
activity at school.
3. If your student has a medical exam during the year (well check-up,
vision, hearing,etc.)please forward a copy of the exam to the Health Office
in order to update the health records.
4. FOODS THAT ARE CONSIDERED BY USDA REGULATION AND NEW JERSEY STATE
ADMINISTRATIVE CODE AS "FOODS OF MINIMAL NUTRITIONAL VALUE" CANNOT BE SOLD OR
GIVEN AWAY ON SCHOOL PROPERTY AT ANY TIME DURING THE ACADEMIC DAY.
REGARDING BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS
Beginning in September 2011, birthdays will be celebrated with NON-FOOD items
Please contact your child's teacher for suggestions to help make the day special.
There are four school-wide celebrations during the year. At this time, the list of approved foods for those celebrations is being updated.
The new list will be available before the first celebration at the end of October.
This year, invitations for private parties may be distributed in school, as
long as there is an invitation for every child in the class.
5. ALL medications to be administered in school, including over the counter
meds like tylenol, advil, benadryl, eye drops, cough preparations, etc.
must have a doctor's order. Please call the Health Office for a blank
Doctor/Parent Permission form or for any questions.Please don't send any
medication in a child's bookbag. Meds should be hand delivered to the nurse.
All medication orders are good for ONE school year only and MUST be renewed
each September. Parents will be notified in June to pick up meds by the last
day of school, otherwise the medication will be discarded. In addition,
students with asthma, severe allergies and diabetes, need to have specific
Action Plans, written by a physician each year.
6. Memorial School has an AED (AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR
AEDs are accessible for use in an emergency even after school
7. Seasonal allergies cause alot of discomfort to sensitive students,
particularly RED, ITCHY, SWOLLEN, WATERY EYES. Please consider their comfort
during the school day when working with your doctor to treat these symptoms because they will still go outside for recess during the school day.
Call the Health Office if you have questions about using medications in
school. JUST A REMINDER THAT ALL STUDENTS GO OUT FOR RECESS EVERYDAY
THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR,UNLESS IT IS BITTER COLD, RAINING, SNOWING, ETC.
PLEASE DRESS THEM APPROPRIATELY FOR THE PARTICULAR SEASON.
Sunglass use is okay. Don't forget the sunscreen!
Looking forward to a safe and healthy school year.