St. Joseph School has a nurse on staff and a well-equipped health office. The nurse’s office is located in the Lower School building but she is available to all students and staff, walking up to the Upper School as situations require. The staff in the Vice-Principal’s office handles minor first aid needs in the Upper School. The school nurse is able to administer routine first aid procedures, conduct health screenings for vision, hearing, and scoliosis and dispense all prescription medications to students. She monitors students who have unique health situations, i.e. diabetes, asthma, etc. In addition, the nurse is also responsible for maintaining a comprehensive health record for every child and for monitoring immunization records for compliance with the State of New Jersey Health regulations.
Immunization records and a current student physical form must be submitted as part of the school registration process. International students must also have a current TB test. Immunization requirements for each grade can be obtained by calling the nurse’s office at 201-261-1860, or by clicking on the physical form link and scrolling to page 2.
For a copy of the Physical Form, click HERE.
For a copy of the Medication Authorization Form, click HERE
For a copy of the Epi-Pen School Protocol, click HERE