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Health Office

Saint Joseph High School Health Services

 

Welcome to the Health Office web page. This information is being provided to you in an effort to help familiarize you with the health services offered at Saint Joseph High School. There are two nurses who work in the Health Office which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. during the school year.

 

Illness/Injury

 

All student illnesses and injuries that occur during the school day will be evaluated and treated by the School Nurse. In the event that it is determined that a student will need to be sent home, the School Nurse will contact the Parent/Guardian. If the student has an injury or medical condition which requires him to be excused from PE class, then a note from your healthcare provider is required. Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above should remain home until fever free (without the use of fever reducing medicine) for 24 hours. If a student comes to the Health Office and has a temperature of 100 degrees or above, then his parent/guardian will be contacted to take him home. EMS (911) will be contacted at the discretion of the School Nurse and/or School Leadership, depending on the severity of the illness/injury. The student will be accompanied by a School Official. Emailed permission for a student to drive himself home will not be accepted. A parent or other designated contact must take the student home.

 

 

Medications

 

Before any medication, whether prescribed or over the counter, may be administered to or by any student during school hours, the following documentation must be uploaded to Magnus Health: Authorization for Administration of Medicine in School, OR Authorization for Self-Administration of Medication in School. In the case of students with life-threatening allergies, an Anaphylaxis Care Plan is required. For students with asthma, either an Asthma Care Plan or The Authorization to Administer Medication in School/Authorization for Self-Administration of Medication in School (depending on whether the Health Office holds the inhaler or the student holds the inhaler) is acceptable. No medication shall be dispensed, nor will students be allowed to have medication in their possession without the required documentation. Medication forms can be found on the school website under Parents, Info/Forms, Health Office, and on Magnus Health. All medication must be brought to school in the original labelled container by the student to be stored securely in the Health Office. With the proper documentation, students may carry and self-administer medication such as asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto injectors without the supervision of the School Nurse.

 

Health Screenings

 

The following screenings will be completed by the School Nurse for students who upload the Chapter 226 Permission Form on Magnus Health:

Grade 10-Vision and hearing screening, scoliosis check.

Grade 11-Vision and hearing screening, scoliosis check.

 


Emergency Contact Information

 

In the event of illness or injury that occurs during the school day, it is important to keep all contact information up-to-date. We always call Parents/Guardians first, but we recommend that Parents/Guardians list as many contacts as possible in case the Health Office is unable to contact a Parent/Guardian.

 

Physicals

 

All students are required to submit a current physical. This document consists of four pages and is found on the school website under Parents, Health Office, Health Forms. Please print the forms, and take them with you to the appointment. Upload completed forms to Magnus Health (all 4 forms are required). The physicals are valid for one year, and Magnus Health will send email reminders as the expiration date approaches.The Athletic Director has access to these dates as well for any sports physical requirements.

 

Magnus Health

 

Magnus Health is Saint Joseph High School’s online system of collecting and storing forms. It is the responsibility of parents to upload all required information. See Quicklinks on the Homepage for detailed instructions.

 

For any other questions/concerns related to the health care of your child, please contact the School Nurses at 732-549-7600 ext. 224, or nurses@stjoes.org. The Health Office is closed over the Summer.


Click here for the Magnus Health portion of the site.​​​​​​​

 

Mrs. Smiley, RN

Mrs. Seifert, RN