Student Health Services Policies

Dear Glen Rock Families,

As we welcome students back to school, we need to make sure we are taking every precaution to keep our students and faculty safe. As part of these precautions, all schools in the district will be using a Daily COVID Questionnaire.

This form is located in the Forms section of the Genesis Parent Portal. Please note that this form will be utilized in place of the app that was planned originally. One questionnaire must be filled out per student each morning they are scheduled to learn in the school building.

Fully virtual students do not have to fill out this form, unless they are participating in sports.* The questionnaire must be filled out the morning of school, prior to entering the building, and not the night before school, by a parent/guardian. Each morning, our nurses will be running a questionnaire completion report for every student in the district. If you did not complete and submit the daily questionnaire, the following protocols have been adopted:
1. The child will be removed from the classroom
2. The child will report to the Nurse’s office
3. The Nurse will complete a temperature check
4. You will be called and required to complete the questionnaire via Genesis.

Parents are advised that repeated failure to complete the daily questionnaire may result in the parent reporting to the school to either pick up your child or complete a paper questionnaire.

Students with chronic illnesses such as allergies and asthma must provide medical documentation for their health records. We need to know if your child is sick with new symptoms that could possibly be COVID-19. Please only check off symptoms if they are new to your child or your child will not be cleared to come to school. Students who have a fever, diarrhea or vomiting must stay home, even if this is the only symptom. Students may return to school after 24 hours fever, diarrhea or vomiting free without the use of medications. Students who have two symptoms (including or not including fever, diarrhea or vomiting) must stay home. If a student has 2 or more illness symptoms medical clearance is necessary for the return to school. Please contact your medical provider. Students should also be able to participate in school with no other signs of illness or behavioral changes.

Please see the instructions for accessing the COVID Symptom Check questionnaire in the Genesis Parent Portal. 

Immunizations: New Jersey law requires students to have updated immunizations of D.P.T., polio, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B. The health office should be informed of updates.

Prevention of the Spread of Infection: Please keep your child if he/she has any of the following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, chills, fever, rash, cough, headache, or red or discharging eyes. Please call the health office if your child is diagnosed with an infectious disease such as chicken pox or conjunctivitis. Please notify us if your child is diagnosed with pediculosis (head lice).

Physical Examination: Good health is an important factor in your child’s ability to secure maximum benefits from education. In order that we may have a better knowledge of the health of our students and in accordance with New Jersey law and Board of education policy, new students must complete and submit a physical health form to the health office within 30 days after entering the district. Students wishing to participate in sports programs must have a physical on file. Physicals are valid for 365 days. It is recommended the importance of obtaining a physical at least once during each developmental stage, at pre-adolescence (grade four through six) and adolescence (grades seven through twelve).

Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a lateral curvature of the spine most commonly detected during the adolescent growth period. New Jersey state law requires biennial examination of every student between the ages of 10-18. Students with a current physical will be exempt. The screenings are conducted in the spring, parental notes requesting exemption can be turned into the health office at the time of the screening. 

Medication: Students requiring either prescribed medication or over-the-counter medication during school hours on a regular basis must have on file in the nurse’s office:
1. The appropriate medication administration forms filled out by both parent and physician specifying the medication, dosage, purpose, expected reaction and time administered. If prescribed for a specific symptom, it should be explained.

2. All medication must be brought to school in the original container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician with the student’s name, name of medication, dosage, and time of administration. Authorization does not extend beyond the current school year.

Physical Education Restrictions and Exemptions: A note from a parent will excuse a child from physical education for 1 week. If a student needs to be excused from physical education longer than 1 week, a note from a physician is required specifying injury, reason for absence and date when student may return to P.E. class.

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