The Health Office phone number is 973-389-2853
The office is open between 7:40 AM and 3:00 PM
In order to be medically eligible to try-out for a sport, your child must obtain the athletic physical form (see forms link below) and have it completed and returned to the school nurse prior to the start of the season so that the physical can be approved by the school physician. You may obtain the physical from your private doctor or make an appointment with the school nurse to have it done by the school doctor. Please contact me for dates and instruction.
In addition, the following must be completed online in order to start the process. click on the link to complete http://www.mrhs.net/forms/athletic_permission/
Physicals will be collected until the following dates for each season. After the deadline physicals WILL NOT be accepted and the athlete will not be cleared to participate in a sport for that season.
Spring 2019- March 1, 2019
You may obtain the athletic physical form using the links in the Health office or below.
Health history updates are required for students that had a physical within last 364 days. Clink on the link to complete. http://www.mrhs.net/forms/athletic_permission/ . You must have the date of the last physical exam. Any incomplete fields will not be accepted.
If you have any questions, please call the nurse at 973-389-2853.
Vision screening is performed on every student every year. If your child appears to have a vision defect, a referral is sent home requesting follow up by an Ophthalmologist. Hearing screening is performed on students in the 9th grade only. If your child appears to have a hearing defect, a referral is sent home requesting follow up by medical doctor. Scoliosis screening is performed on 9th and 11th grades. If your child appears to have a defect, a referral is sent home requesting follow up by a medical doctor. If you refuse to have your child screened for scoliosis it must be in writing and sent to my attention. I expect to begin screenings in October and conclude by April. All 12th grade students can receive copies of their immunization records for future reference.
Any student who has not received the state mandated immunizations will be excluded from school. Transfer students must present complete records of immunizations upon registration and prior to attending classes.
No student is permitted to carry any medications (including over the counter medications) during school hours. All medications must be administered by the nurse in the health office. Only those students who have presented a properly signed form for inhaler use may self carry the inhaler. Please download the form from the below list and have the doctor and parent signatures on the form and return to the Health Office. This form must be properly completed prior to any medication administration. No phone consents are accepted. The medication must be brought to the health office and be in non- expired, clearly labeled and in an original container. Any student needing an inhaler, epi-pen, insulin, or any medication for allergic reactions must provide the nurse with a signed Allergy Action Plan, downloaded from the list below. Any student who has used these medications in the past should have received forms over the summer to be returned in the fall. Please send in any completed forms and medications as soon as possible.
Parent notes may be written to excuse a student from Phys. Ed. class for 1-2 days. For longer than 2 days, a Doctor’s note is required stating the reason for the excuse and the dates the student is excused.
All sports injuries must be reported and all medical notes must be submitted to the health office within 24 hours of the injury. The time limit for submitting insurance claims forms is 90 days from the date of injury.
All student athletes must have a sports physical completed within 365 days of the first practice of their sport. Forms are available from the list below. The packet must be filled out entirely. If there is information missing, the packet will be returned for completion. There is a two week time period for the physical to be cleared by the school physician. It is highly recommended to hand in the packet as soon as possible.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR NEW STUDENTS AND 10TH GRADERS
A physical examination form must be submitted within 30 days of entering Manchester Regional High School. If proof of the exam is not presented, the student may not be allowed in school until the physical exam is received. The exam for 10th grade students is recommended once during their high school years.
GENERAL SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS
Please do not send your child to school with a fever. A student should be twenty-four hours fever free, without the use of medication, before returning to school. If the student is put on an antibiotic, please keep your child home for twenty-four hours. If your child has a contagious illness (for example, strep throat, pink eye, mono, flu) please let me know as soon as possible.
Please contact me with any concerns or questions about the health of your student.
DON'T GET SIDELINED BY THE FLU
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Click here to access these resources on NASN's Web site.
ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ON INFLUENZA AND INFLUENZA VACCINATION:
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