Health Office Info and Updates

School nurses support student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.

NJDOE School Health Service Information

Physical Exam Requirements

Each school district shall require parents to provide examination documentation of each student within 30 days upon enrolling into school.
When a student is transferring to another school, each school district shall ensure that student documentation of entry examination is forwarded to the transfer school district pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.4(d).
Students transferring into a New Jersey school from out-of-State or out-of-country may be allowed a 30-day period in order to obtain entry information and documentation.
Each school district shall notify parents of the importance of obtaining subsequent medical examinations of the student at least once during each developmental stage, at early childhood (pre-school through grade three), pre-adolescence (grade four through six) and adolescence (grades seven through 12)

Vaccine Requirements

New Jersey school immunization rules, Immunization of Pupils in Schools (N.J.A.C. 8:57-4) require students to receive a series of immunizations prior to attendance at school. In addition, schools are required to enforce requirements, maintain records, and submit annual reports to the state and their respective local health department. Please review the guidance and tools for carrying out these requirements.
Preschool Students:


Preschool Health Registration Form Click Here


  Preschool Vaccine Requirements Click Here
K-12 Students
K-12 Students:

Student Health Registration Form Click Here

K-12 Vaccine Requirements Click Here
Grade 6
Grade 6 Requirements: The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) under Chapter 14 N.J.A.C. 8:57-4 mandates the following two vaccines.

  1. Tdap vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular Pertussis) Every child entering or attending Grade 6 shall have received one dose of Tdap given no earlier than the 10th birthday and five (5) years have elapsed from the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose.
  2. Meningococcal vaccine Every child entering or attending Grade 6 shall have received one dose of meningococcal vaccine (Menactra or Menveo).

A 10-year-old entering sixth grade will not be required to receive these vaccines until they turn 11 years of age. The NJDOH requires the dose be received within TWO WEEKS of the 11th birthday.
According to N.J.A.C. 8:57- 2, a principal, administrator or person in charge of a school shall not admit or retain any child whose parents have not submitted acceptable evidence of immunizations.


Vaccine Requirements Click Here
Tuberculosis Testing Requirements: Students born in a country not listed below and entering school in the U.S. for the first time, OR who attended school in a country not listed on the back must have TB testing.
American Samoa, Andorra Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, North Ireland, Norway, Oman, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten (Dutch), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, West Bank and Gaza.


Tuberculosis Testing Requirements Click Here

Screening Requirements

The goals of school-based health assessment and screenings are the early identification of potential health issues that may impact a child’s educational program; referral to appropriate healthcare providers to address the health concern; the identification of students with special healthcare needs that require services during the school day; and, the reduction of absenteeism due to health issues.


Screening Requirements Click Here

height and weight

Height, weight: annually for all children in grades PreK-12

Blood Pressure: annually in grades K-12

Hearing screening: annually in Grades PreK - Grade 3, and grades 7 and 11

Vision screening: in grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10

Scoliosis screening: in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11
If you do not want your child screened for scoliosis, please inform your school nurse in writing.
Medication Policy:
Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to administer medications to children at home whenever possible as medication should be administered in school only when necessary for the health and safety of pupils. The NBT Board will permit the administration in accordance with applicable law. Please Review the North Brunswick Township Medication Policy


Medication Policy Click Here
Prescription Medication Form Click Here

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan Click Here

Asthma Treatment Plan Click Here

Seizure Action Plan Click Here

Questionnaire for Parent of a Student with Seizures

Diabetes Click Here
When to Send Your Child to School

A child who is ill the evening before a school day or that school day morning must remain at home until they are symptom free with out the assistance of medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin etc.), for a full 24 hours. The following conditions are examples that would require a child to remain home or be sent home from school: Fever greater than 100 degrees, Red throat/Red throat with white patches, Red throat/Red throat with white patches, Any questionable skin rash (doctor’s note stating not contagious to return), Vomiting/Diarrhea, Ear infections if complaining of pain.
If your child is sent home from school ill (for example fever 100 degrees or greater, vomiting, etc), he/ she must remain at home the following school day. Your child may not return to school until they are symptom free for a full 24 hours without the assistance of medication (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin). Please understand that this is to protect your child as well as his/her classmates from becoming ill.
The following conditions are examples that would require a child to remain home or be sent home from school:
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees
  • Red throat/Red throat with white patches
  • Severe cough that is disruptive to student and class
  • Any questionable skin rash (doctor’s note stating not contagious to return)
  • Vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Ear infections if complaining of pain