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2019 District Health Letter:

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Medical Forms:
If your child needs to take medication while in school, they will need to download the appropriate form(s), have your physician fill-out and sign page two of the form(s), and return it to the Nurse by the first week of school.

 

When to stay Home from School: 

Any symptoms of the flu, such as, nausea/vomiting, fever, chills, body aches, bad sore throat, persistent cough.
 
When your child's fever is above 100.0 F  
  • Your child may not return to school until fever is under 100.0 F for 24 hrs. without Tylenol or Motrin.
When your child is vomiting
  • Your child may not return to school until there is no vomiting for 24 hours.
 

Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds including homes, apartments, hotels, dorms, and shelters throughout the United States, currently there is no evidence of a major infestation in the Dunellen School District.  

The common bedbug is a 6-legged wingless insect, which ranges in size from a poppy-seed in its early stages to a 0.5 cm length at adult size.  They are white or light-tan in color to a reddish-brown.  Bed bugs have spread far and wide through the country and are to be expected in every community regardless of the population, income, or ethnic/racial make up of the population.
 
For more informatino on bed bugs: 
www.BadBedBugs.com
www.MayoClinic.com
www.state.nj.us/health/eoh/phss/edmat.htm#ehh

 

Lice Links for Parents
 

NJ Family Care information
NJ Family Care is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.
Get information and contacts
Information also available at www.horizonNJhealth.com.

Middlesex County Influenza Information
All Middlesex County Public Health Department H1N1 clinics will be held based on vaccine availability. Call 732-565-3788 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and press 0 to schedule an appointment Appointments will be taken through December 18, 2009

View the Middlesex Department of Health Flu Website

Somerset County Influenza Information
They may take some Middlesex County residence - it is recommended that you contact them directly.

Link to Greater Somerset Health Partnership

Medication Forms Available
If your child needs to take medication while in school, you will need to download the appropriate form(s), have your physician fill-out and sign page two of the form(s), and return it to the Nurse by the first week of school.
Click here for forms.

Important Message About Lead Poisoning (pdf)
Why is New Jersey concerned about lead poisoning?
Why is your child’s school concerned about lead poisoning?
Why should parents be concerned about lead poisoning?
More Information Here

MRSA Information
Informational brocure about the MRSA skin infection. In both english and spanish.
MRSA Information

HPV Vaccine Questions (pdf)
What is human papilloma virus (HPV)?
Who should get the HPV vaccine?
What is the HPV vaccine?
Where can I get more information?
Vaccine Questions

Useful Links


Middlesex County Department of Health
NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Additional Information