School Health Office Tips:Change in Health Status or Medications:Please notify the Health Office when there is a change in your child’shealth status, if a medication has been added, deleted or there is achange in your child’s treatment plan. It is important for me to havethis information should an emergency occur at school. Also, such information isimportant for me to be aware of for the proper assessment and care of your childshould they become ill at school or display side effects of a medication.Emergency Cards:Please make sure the requested information on your child’s emergency contact card iscompletely filled out. It is important that I have a current phone number to reach aparent in case of an emergency or illness.Required Physicals:A recent physical exam is required for all students entering school for the first time(pre-k, kindergarten or students entering other grades for the first time at this school).This physical must be completed within 30 days of school entrance.Food Allergies:There may be a time when there is a student in your child’s class that has a severe foodallergy to tree nuts, peanuts, peanut butter and products made from peanuts. We askthat you avoid sending snacks or party treats that include these items. It is alsoimportant to speak to your child about not sharing foods. Certain food allergies canhave serious side effects. Your cooperation in this matter will be greatly appreciated.NJ Family Care Health Insurance:NJ Family Care is an insurance program for New Jersey families who do not havehealthcare insurance. Please contact me for more information on thisvaluable program and how you can be enrolled. It is for both adults and children.