Nurse/Health Services

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 (Grades K-8; PDF). 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 - CLICK HERE for Preschool requirements (PDF).

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 14 days from his/her eleventh birthday.

Physical Examinations: A physical exam is required for all students entering Galloway Township Public Schools. The form, "Universal Health Record" must be submitted within 30 days of enrollment. Please note that any physical exam that was performed by a health care provider within 365 days prior to your child's first day of school will be acceptable.

The New Jersey Department of Education recommends that students obtain a complete physical examination at least once during each developmental stage: early childhood (Preschool-Grade 3), pre-adolescent (Grades 4-6), and adolescent (Grades 7-12).

Help Us Reduce Your Child's Exposure to Illness:
Promoting a healthy school environment will benefit all students. Following the guidelines listed within the "Attendance & When to Keep Your Child Home" document 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.


Local Pediatricians (Updated July 2021)


NEW Head lice regulation went into effect April, 2019. CLICK HERE to see the district policy #5141.30R
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