Your School Nurses:


Pomona:
Colleen Smith (smithc@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 4402)  | 
GTMS: Jessica Barrett (barrettj@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 5029)
ARES: Lauren Hepkin (hepkinl@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 4301)  |  Reeds Road: MaryAnn Steinmann (steinmanm@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 1511)
Roland Rogers:
Mary Beth Wegman (wegmanm@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 2040)  |  Smithville: Morgan DiPietro (dipietrom@gtps.k12.nj.us; ext. 4606)


Program Overview: The primary objective of school health services is to facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the total health status of students and staff. (read more...)

 

Medication: Board of Education policy and NJ State Law are very specific in regard to medication use in the educational setting. CLICK HERE to read District Policy.

 

Immunizations: Certain immunizations are required for school attendance. Please CLICK HERE to find out what immunizations are required for school attendance in the state of New Jersey. Preschool students are also required to have a yearly flu shot up until the age of five, as well as a vaccine of PCV and HIB on or after the first birthday.

 

Immunizations for 6th Grade: Every April all 5th graders and their parents will be given letters informing them of the 6th grade immunization state mandated requirement. Every September all 6th graders who will be 11 years of age on or before September 1st and who are currently enrolled in, or transferring into, a NJ school from another district, state, or country will be required to receive:
  - A booster dose of Tdap ( tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis ) and
  - One dose of meningococcal vaccine.
These immunizations must be completed by the first day of school and be given to the school nurse. Failure to complete these requirements will result in the exclusion of the student. If the student does not turn 11 until after the first day of school, he/she will need to meet these requirements within 30 days from his/her eleventh birthday.
 

Help Us Reduce Your Child's Exposure to Illness:
Promoting a healthy school environment will benefit all students. Following the guidelines listed on the “Care for Students” handout you received in September will aid in minimizing the spread of illness in the school setting. This, in turn, will lead to fewer days your child will miss from school due to contact with students who have come to school sick. It will also result in less time away from work for parents/guardians. If you have any questions about when to keep your child home, please contact your school nurse.
 

PARENTS: Help Us Keep Track of FOOD ALLERGIES and SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS (CLICK HERE)
Handouts & Forms
(all items are in PDF format)

Administration of Medication Form
Allergic Anaphylactic Reaction Questionnaire
Asthma Questionnaire

Care for Students Handout
Diabetes Questionnaire
Medical History Questionnaire
Permission to Administer Medication Form
Seizure Questionnaire
State Health Requirements for New Students

Physicals/Sports Participation Forms:
Physical Exam Requirements (Regular) - Letter
Physical Exam Report (for Physician to Fill Out) - Non-Sports
GTMS Co-Curricular Permission Form

HEAD LICE
Galloway Township Public School has a "No Nit" head lice policy. This means any student identified with head lice must be treated for the removal of all head lice and nits.

The student may return to school only if accompanied by the PARENT/GUARDIAN and is brought to the SCHOOL NURSE to be checked. The child may not ride the school bus into school. If there is no evidence of head lice or nits the student may return to class.

Visit this website for more information:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/common/head_lice.html# 
 

NJ Family Care provides free or low-cost health coverage for uninsured children 18 and younger.
For more information, please visit www.njfamilycare.org or call 1-800-701-0719