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Health Services

General Services:

A full-time Registered Nurse staffs the Health Office during the school day. All medical concerns, health forms, medications and special needs are handled through this office.

During the school year the nurse measures all students for their height, weight and blood pressure. Students in grades 9 and 11 have their vision screened. Students in grades 10 and 12 have their hearing tested and are checked for scoliosis.

For any findings requiring further evaluation, the parent/guardian will be notified by mail. Written request to be excused from any of these mandated screenings must be submitted to the Health Office.

The Health Services Office also deals with: health counseling, first aid and emergency care, parent conferences and faculty conferences.

Particular Concerns


    Students are required to have a complete physical prior to entrance, submitted on the all purpose form called: Seton Hall Preparatory School/ New Jersey Department of Education Annual Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Form. Copies of this can be found and downloaded from this site. It should include any specific health issues, restrictions, allergies and medications. A list of required immunizations recorded with the month, day and year must accompany this form.

    No other physical will be required unless the student tries out for an interscholastic sport. In that case an annual physical will be needed, as well as submission of the parental permission form, both of which are good for one year. It is suggested that whenever a student has a physical by his private physician, he has one of our forms filled out and submitted to the Health Office in case the student decides to try out for a sport at a later date.

    Only physicals submitted on our form will be accepted. At the beginning of each sports season a parent/guardian is required to fill out and submit a new Part A: Health History Questionnaire. This basically states that as far as the parent/guardian knows nothing has changed with regard to the student’s health since his physical with his physician.

    Medication taken during the school day must be accompanied by the required documentation. Specific forms can be downloaded from the website for Authorization to Administer:
    • Prescription Medication during School by the Nurse
    • Physician Certification for Student’s Self-Administration of Medication/ Parent/Guardian Consent for Student’s Self- Administration of Medication
    • Permission for (OTC) Over the Counter Medication to be administered by the School Nurse
    • Authorization to Administer Epinephrine
    • Food Allergy Action Plan


  2017-18 Medical Paperwork & Information/Explanation
  Epinephrine, Food Allergy Forms, Action Plan
  NJ MRSA Prevention Brochure
  NJ Dept of Health MRSA Form
  Medical Form: Medication Use/Dispensation Forms

Health Services Bulletins

CDC Advice on H1N1 virus

by rcm
Policy guidance is now available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the H1N1 [Swine Flu] virus, intended for K-12 schools, teachers, administrators, and parents.

(Because the guidance may change as the situation changes, we’re sharing the URL where the guidance will always live on, rather than a static attachment.)

Additionally, CDC has also created a health-focused toolkit for teachers and parents.

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