Health Office

      

          Mrs. Kathleen Sclafani, RN BSN CSN-NJ

          James Monroe Elementary School Nurse

          Edison Township Board of Education

              kathleen.sclafani@edison.k12.nj.us

             Phone:                        732-452-2970 Extension 62004
             Fax:                              732-452-2975
             School Address:        7 Sharp Road, Edison, NJ 08837
             Office Hours:              8:45 am - 3:45 pm

 

  1. Affiliations: 

  • National Association of School Nurses

  • New Jersey State School Nurses Association

  • Middlesex County School Nurses Association

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

  • James Monroe School Health & Safety Committee 

 

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

All students entering Edison Public Schools are required by the district policy and NJ state law to have all of the following documents:

1. A valid immunization record  that includes ALL of the following immunizations:

  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) 
    • Any 5 doses or any 4 doses with the last dose given after the 4th birthday.
  • IPV (Polio) 
    • Any 4 doses or any 3 doses with the last given after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
    • Two doses, the first given after the first birthday
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) 
    • One dose given after the first birthday (2 is suggested)
  • HBV (Hepatitis B) 
    • Three doses (spacing specific to New Jersey Guidelines)

** As an additional reference please use the following link to view NJ state immunization requirements: 

https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/imm_requirements/k12_parents.pdf

2. A healthcare provider examination (HS Form #16) that has been completed and signed by a physician within 365 days of the pupil's registration to school.

3. An updated health history record (HS Form #16D) that has been completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian.

4. An emergency contact form from the main office, with valid points of contact that can be reached should your child encounter an emergency situation while at school.

If you need help obtaining any of the documents listed above please contact the main office at 732-452-2970 and/or see the heading, "HEALTH FORMS" below.

Immunizations:

  • Parents of 5th graders, you will receive a notice in your students backpack of a vaccine requirement for entering the 6th grade. Please bring this notice with you to your doctor or clinic appointment along w/ a copy of your students immunization record. Once received, kindly send the completed record to the health office.
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  • In accordance with state regulations and district policy, it is important for your child to receive an updated Physical Examination at least once during each developmental stage, and more often with a chronic medical conditions.

    Early Childhood - Preschool through age 3 

  •  Pre-Adolescence - Age 4 through 6                                                                     

  • Adolescence - Ages 7 through 12                                                                           

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  • Please have your child examined by his/her primary healthcare provider during these critical periods of development to ensure your child's good health. If your child had a recent physical exam (within the last year or two) please forward it to the health office via email or mail including the parent portion. Here is the medical form requiring completion by your child’s doctor and you as the parent or guardian: If you do not have a family healthcare provider or clinic where your child receives his/her health care, please contact the nurse for community resources. https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1577381590/edisonk12njus/uliebetgtwfrw4cl9iax/Form_16_HealthCareProviderExamination.pdf

Students Who Are At Home Sick and/or Sent Home

Edison School District follows CDC recommendations: if your student is home with symptoms, or sent home because of symptoms of illness that are deemed possibly infectious, he/she/they are expected to remain out of school until their symptoms HAVE IMPROVED and they are fever free for 24 hours without taking medications such as Tylenol or Advil to keep body temperature low.  If your child has symptoms of:

  • Influenza (flu) https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) https://www.cdc.gov/rsv/index.html
  • Strep  Throat https://www.cdc.gov/groupastrep/diseases-public/strep-throat.html
  • Covid-19 -https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/whats-new-all.html#:~:text=What's%20New%20%26%20Updated&text=CDC&text=Given%20new%20evidence%20on%20the,schools%2C%20regardless%20of%20vaccination%20status.

and/or other viral illnesses, please have your child seen by their doctor to help prevent further debilitating illness and the spread of their illness to others.  

DOCTOR'S NOTES 

Please email these results to the health office and relay how your student's symptoms have improved before sending.  If your student has a cough that disrupts their own ability to do classwork and disrupts the curriculum for surrounding students and teachers, your child needs to stay home until it is improved. Please seek guidance from their pediatrician to help this happen and a note from the doctor with a return date. *Please note, school district protocol supersedes  the doctors note to return to school if your student has acute symptoms that are not improved. 

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