Health Office

School Nurse

Suzanne Ryan, RN, MSN

Phone - 908-204-1916, ext. 3016

FAX - 908-953-2183

E-mail - sryan@shsd.org        

School Physician       

Dr. Allyson Agathis  


 

“You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated.” ~ Dr. Jocelyn Elders,  Former United States Surgeon General

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Physical Examinations

  • A physical exam is required for all new entrants.
  • The school nurse or school secretary will render the Physical Examination form to the parents of new entrants during registration.
  • The Physical Exam record should be completed and filed with the school nurse within one month of school entrance.
  • The school nurse should be notified of any health conditions as soon as possible.

*It is important to have your child examined by their physician at least once during each developmental stage, at early childhood (preschool through grade three), pre-adolescence (grade four through six) and adolescence (grades seven through 12).

 

Screenings

  • Height, weight and blood pressure screening is done annually for each student in grades 5-8.
  • Screening for visual acuity is conducted for students in grade 6 and grade 8.
  • Screening for auditory acuity is conducted for students in grade 7.
  • Scoliosis screenings are performed for students in grade 5 and grade 7. A student may be exempt from this examination if requested in writing by the parent or guardian.

*Referral letters are sent home when warranted.