SPHS Health Office

Spring Sports Athletes:  Spring Sports Physical Exams and or update forms are due no later than Friday, February 10th, 2017.
  Not sure of the date of your last sports physicals? Contact us at  x 275 or the Athletic office at x 306.
 
 
 
 
 
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Over The Counter Medication Policy
 
Please note that we are not allowed by law  to give your child Tylenol, Advil, cold medicine or any other over the counter medication without specific written authorization from both you and your child's doctor. Should your child require medication while at school, please go to the forms page, and download the appropriate form. You are required to provide the medication in the original bottle/container. We can keep it here in the health office.
 
Prescription Medication 
 
Should your child need daily medication while at school, please complete a medication form and have your child's doctor write on a prescription the exact medication, dose, time to give, and how often medication is needed. The form may be faxed to us at
908-755-0820  attn: school nurse.  You/your child  will need to bring in the medication in the original labeled bottle.
 
Epi Pens/Asthma/ Inhalers 
 If your child uses an inhaler and you prefer them to carry it, please have your physician complete the Asthma Action Plan ( see forms) and indicate that both you and your child's doctor authorize him to carry/use own inhaler as needed. 
 
If your child has a life threatening allergy, he or she should have an Epi pen in our office, or carry an Epi pen.  Your written authorization/physicians signature is needed on the form along with orders to give it/self administer it.  ** The physicians portion can be written/signed on a Drs Rx and attached to the form and mailed, dropped off or faxed to us at 908-755-0820 .
 
Physical Education Medical Excuses 
 
A written note from a physician is required to excuse a student from gym class. It should specify the length of time the student is to be out of gym and or any restrictions in their activity. Please bring the note to the health office or have your doctor fax it to us at 908-755-0820. We will contact your child's gym teacher. Note: if the medical excuse reads " until further notice" , an additional note will required every three months. Please have the note brought/sent to the health office.
 
Students who are excused from gym class for more than 10 consecutive days are assigned to a study hall and are required to complete written work in order to gain credit for the class. This " gym packet "is available on Google Docs.. under  Medical Google Classroom.

One gym packet is required for each cycle( 2 per marking period). It must be completed on or before the due date. All written work will be evaluated and students will earn a grade for the time period that they are medically excused. Students who fail to complete the assignments will be given an " F" in PE for that marking period. All grades earned while a student is medically excused will be included in determining the marking period grade in gym. 
 
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Sports Physicals**Reminder:  **Spring Sports Physicals due to The Health Office no later than
     Fri.  February 10th, 2017
 
Student athletes  must have an annual sport participation physical done by their private physician at their own expense. The packet/forms are available in the health office or may be downloaded from the Athletics  dept. web site on the SPHS Home Page or click on the link below.
 
 
 
The parent/guardian and student must fill out and sign the Pre-participation History Form. These pages need to be reviewed by the examining physician at the time of the exam. The physician needs to complete the  Physical Examination Form, the Clearance Form and the additional attached  page with any current medications or immunizations given. The State of New Jersey also requires that both you and your child sign off  that you have received and read the  Sudden Cardiac Death Pamphlet.
 
Once all  health forms in the packet  are completed and signed by parent/guardian, student and physician they need to be returned to the Health Office. The student is not able to tryout or participate in any sport until this paperwork is on file in the Health Office
and has been cleared by the school physician.  
 
                        Please keep in mind, this will add a day or two to the student being cleared to  try out or participate
 
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