Our Child Safe system is once again in effect for the 2016-2017 school year. Please call the child safe line if your child will be absent from school. The number is 973-428-7588. Number 2 on the voicemail option is the nurse's phone line.
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When to Keep Your Child Home PDF
How to Read Food Labels for Allergies
How to Read a Label for a Tree Nut Free Diet
How to Read a label for a Peanut Free Diet
Letter to Parents on Nut Free Guidelines
Peanut & Nut Free Snacks
Additional Nut-Free Snack Ideas
Management: Head lice information for parents
Head lice (pediculosis) infestation is common in the United States among children 3 – 12 years of age. Head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease. The most common symptom of lice infestation is itching. If you notice your child scratching his or her head often, especially behind the ears or at then ape of the neck, check for lice. Also, do frequent checks when you know of a lice outbreak in your child’s school.
Please see the instructions for treatment of head lice. You may also refer to the Classroom Lice Notifications that are sent home with your child for treatment instructions during a lice outbreak in school.
Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding treatment of head lice infestation.
NJ Department of Health Bed Bug Resources:
If your student requires any medications in school, download the appropriate district policy form and return to the nurse when completed.
Sixth grade requirements
The NJ Department of Health has amended some immunization regulations (N.J.A.C. 875-4). All children born on or after January 1, 1997, AND entering or attending Grade Six are required to receive one booster of diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (Tdap), as well as one dose of meningococcal vaccine. The Tdap cannot be given prior to the child’s 10th birthday. A minimum of (5) years shall have elapsed from the last dose of DTP/Td vaccine in order to receive the Tdap. Please note that this applies to students when they turn 11 years of and age and attending Grade Six. Completion of these immunizations is required before entrance to Grade Six in September unless a student’s birthday is after school begins, in which case the student may attend school and will be required to receive the vaccines as soon as they turn eleven(11) years old.
The Parsippany-Troy Hills School District strongly recommends that fifth grade students receive a physical examination by their medical provider. It is very important to share these findings with the school nurse, particularly if your child wishes to participate in sports atCentral/Brook lawn Middle Schools. The physical must be done within 365days prior to the first tryout. If participating in sports the N.J.State physical form must be used. The form may be downloaded at www.pthsd.k12.nj.us . Click on the Athletics tab, scroll down to Student Health Forms and click on Student Medical and Athletic Information. Click on MiddleSchool Packages and fill out the packet appropriate for your child.
Please make copies of the completed forms for your records and submit the original forms to the Health Office.
Students should not arrive at school prior to 8:40 AM. (Our school day begins at 8:55 AM) If you drive your children to school, we ask that you do not park along the sidewalk drop-off areas until 8:40 AM. If you do arrive a bit early, please pull into a regular parking spot in the main lot, and wait with your child until 8:40 AM. You may then move your car to either the area by the blue benches, or the area near the nurse's parking spot, so as to drop off your child.
A note about student health insurance...
"Governor Corzine has made a commitment for NewJersey to provide universal health insurance to children and affordable options for parents and guardians..." (Davy, 9/08) If you would like more information you may go to http://www.njfamilycare.org or call 1-800-701-0710 or you may contact our school nurse, Mrs. Madonna, at 973-428-7588 ext. 2.