Students will be expected to comply with all vaccine requirements prior to attending school virtually or in- person at a NJ childcare/ preschool and school. New Jersey still allows for religious or medical exemption when applicable. Ensuring that vaccines are up-to-date can help protect schools And communities from vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Old Bridge Township Public School Health Services Program provides health and nursing services for all the students in grades PreK-12. The goal of the health office is to support the educational process by promoting optimum wellness and working closely with parents and guardians to:

  • Assess and evaluate the health needs of students

  • Accommodate students with specific health concerns

  • Serve as a health resource for the school community

The school health services provided to our students include, but are not limited to:

  • Liaison between school, parents, health care provider, and community agencies

  • Height/Weight Screening

  • Blood Pressure Screening

  • Vision/Hearing Screening

  • Scoliosis Screening (5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grade)

  • Health Assessments and Referrals

  • Maintenance of Health Records

  • Compliance with State Immunization Requirements

  • Administration of Medications prescribed by Health Care Provider

  • Assessment and Provision of Initial Care for Illness/Injury

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  • Student should remain at home until they are fever free (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without fever reducing medications.

  • Student must be able to tolerate food for 24 hours without vomiting prior to returning to school.

  • NO medications are allowed in school without a doctor's order, this includes cough drops.

  • Any student entering school with crutches or mobility devices (e.g. scooter) will require a written MD authorization.

  • Any student who is in school with a cast, crutches and or mobility devices must be excluded from physical activity (PE, recess, sports, trips, field day, gym shows etc) until MD documentation is received allowing activity to resume.

  • Students who are excused from PE/activities with an MD note, must be cleared back unless the original note is for a specific length of time.