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Mendham Student Health Office

Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM

973-543-2501, x4490
Fax #: 973-543-0283

Nurses:
Catherine Leonard (cleonard@wmrhsd.org)
Kimberly Auer (kauer@wmrhsd.org)
 
"School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials."

                                       National Association of School Nurses


MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

The school nurse, according to the West Morris Regional High School District standing orders, may administer designated Over-The-Counter (OTC) medication during school hours. For the students' convenience we stock regular-strength Tylenol (Acetominophen), Advil (Ibuprofen) and Benadryl (Dipenhydramine). Please click on the "OTC Permission Form" link in the upper left corner for more information.

All PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be accompanied by written permission from both a parent/guardian and physician. There are separate forms for prescription medication, self administration of inhalers, and self-administration epipens. These forms are available in the health office and are also located in the upper left hand corner of this webpage.

Prescription medication shall be brought to the school by the parent/guardian, unless other arrangements have been made with the nurse. It must be in the original prescription container, labeled with the name of the student, medication, dosage and name of the physician. All medication is to be taken home by the parent when it is no longer needed or at the end of the school year.

The West Morris Regional Board of Education forbids any student from carrying any medication (OTC or prescription) without the knowledge and consent of the administration and school nurse. Medication includes all medicines prescribed by a physician including emergency medications, such as inhalers, epipens and all non-prescription OTC medication.
Please contact the nurses for more information.

SPORTS

Any student wishing to participate in a sport must submit a hardcopy of a current physical to the health office. If the physical was performed 90 days prior to the start of the sport, a health update must also be submitted. Please see the Athletics homepage for all the required forms.
Any student who is out of gym due to injury must be cleared by their physician and return to gym before they can participate in a sport.

Fall Sports Participation
The deadline for fall sports registration is June 1, 2017. Any 10th - 12th grader interested in playing a fall sport should see the school nurses as soon as possible to determine what paperwork is needed to be cleared for their sport. Online registration is now open, so please register for your sport before turning in required paperwork.

Information for incoming 9th graders:
All incoming freshmen can get a free physical on Wednesday, June 28 at Central High School, or Thursday, June 29, at Mendham High School. Physicals are performed from 8:00am - 12:00pm on a first-come, first-served basis. Please fill out the Acknowledgment and Consent Form, the Steroids Testing Policy and the first page of the Preparticipation Physical form before you come to the school. All sports forms are available online at the Athletics homepage of the school website. Copies of the physical forms will also be available onsite.

**If you are interested in a physical at Central High School, please contact the Mendham school nurses by June 21.**

Please register online on the school website at the Athletics homepage. Please register only once - this account will be good for every sport season, all through high school. Incoming freshmen can be added to an existing family account. New accounts should not be made for each athlete.

All freshmen paperwork is due to the nurse by July 15. This includes:
Acknowledgment and Consent
Steroids Testing Policy
Preparticipation Physical

Please send in any notes from the doctor for RECENT injuries, especially if your athlete has any limitations. Any student who marks "YES" to #9: Has a doctor ever ordered a test for your heart? must supply a doctor's note/clearance letter.  


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