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* Asthma Inhalers If your child requires a prescribed inhaler while in school, please contact me immediately, so that the proper forms can be completed by the parent and guardian.
* 5th Grade State Required Immunizations
New Jersey regulations for immunizations require every child born on or after January 1, 1997 and entering 6th Grade shall have received one dose of meningococcal-containing vaccine. In addition, a DPT booster (Dtap) is required for children after the age of 10 and five years from their last dose.
Please contact your health provider and send proof of both immunizations to the school nurse, no later than the first day of school in September.
* Common Cold or Seasonal Allergy?
The arrival of spring means warmer weather and inevitably seasonal allergies. Typically, since colds and allergies share similar symptoms, it can be hard to spot the difference. Allergies are caused by allergens and can last for several weeks. Colds are caused by viruses and usually are time limited to approximately 10 days.
Allergies Only Both Common Cold Only
Watery, itchy eyes Runny nose Fever
Itchy ears and throat Stuffy nose Chills
Wheezing Sneezing Sore throat
Symptoms long lasting Fatigue Body aches and pain
Coughing Symptoms last 1-2 weeks
Contact your health provider for treatment if symptoms persist!our text here...