Health Office

Welcome to the Cedar Drive Middle School Health Office

Mrs. Terri Heyer - School Nurse

Phone: 732-946-0055 ext. 4502

Fax: 732-365-1002

Email: [email protected]

 

IMPORTANT

  • FALL sport forms due by 8-19-2024  … (Soccer and Cross Country) See sports form below for additional information

  • 6th grade proof of Immunization due to CDMS nurse by 9-1-2024

  • Medication Forms, Allergy Action Plans and Asthma  Action Plans due the first days of school with medication

MEDICATION

  • In the event that your child will need medication during school hours it is necessary that all forms be filled out properly and returned. New forms are required each school year.

  • Students MAY NOT carry medication with them in school  [prescription or over the counter] unless it is their EMERGENCY medication [Epi-Pen or Asthma inhaler] with an Allergy Action Plan or Asthma Action Plan on file in the CDMS Health Office for the current school year signed by a health care provider and parent. 

  • HEALTH OFFICE FORMS are available on the CDMS nurse page.

  • Parents must bring in all medications and signed forms to the health office. 

  • All medication (prescription and over the counter medication) must be in the original labeled containers/packages.

  •  Medications cannot be dispensed without a parent/guardian signature, physician signature office stamp, and original packaging.

IMMUNIZATIONS - attention incoming 6th grade parents

  • New Jersey State regulations require students entering 6th grade to provide proof of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and Meningococcal vaccine.

  • Documentation is required by the NJ Health Dept. to be in place by the start of 6th grade.

  • In the event immunizations are not received, a note from your medical provider's office of a scheduled appointment for the above mentioned immunizations will be required to maintain compliance with follow up documentation. Student records are inspected annually by the Health Department for compliance.

  • It is recommended that you keep a copy for your own medical records.

  • Please mail, drop off or send to school with your child by the first day of school. Email is not recommended during summer months.

SPORT PHYSICALS

School sports are offered at Cedar Drive Middle School to students in grades 6 - 7- 8.

  • Participation in school sports requires a complete physical exam prior to participation per New Jersey Department of Education Regulations. The only accepted NJ forms can be downloaded from the CDMS Nurse's page along with guidelines.

  • All forms must be received and reviewed by the school nurse and or school physician BEFORE a student can participate / tryout for school sports.

  • PROOF OF 6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS OR A LETTER FROM YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OF SCHEDULED DATE TO RECEIVE Tdap and/or Meningococcal VACCINATIONS IS PART OF THE 6TH GRADE SPORT PHYSICAL DOCUMENTS for incoming 6th grade students.

  • Physicals are good for 365 days. Current physicals on file in the health office from the previous school year do not need to be resubmitted.

  • See guidelines for sport forms located under sport forms for additional information.

  • Additional forms are required for each sport season…see guidelines.

  • Students who have not received clearance may not participate in any practice or tryout.

  • Please adhere to all deadlines and guidelines to assure that your child is able to participate at the start of the sport season.

 SPORT SIGN UPS / Procedure

FALL 

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    Mail HARD COPIES  of sport packet documents OR drop off at  CDMS by 8-19-24 - no email copies unless prior arrangements have been made with the school nurse please 

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    Practice and Try-Outs are anticipated to start for students the first full week of school in September for those who have submitted documents for review and have received permission from the health office for participation

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    STUDENTS - PLEASE SEE SCHOOL NURSE FOR CLEARANCE FORM FOR ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE / TRYOUT  FOR SPORT SEASON SPORT

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    Please see site under ATHLETICS for more information on sports from coaches or coaches for additional information

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    2024-2025 Sports Forms - available under sport forms (CDMS Health Office) - mail hard copies or drop off to school. Please do not email documents unless discussed with Mrs. Heyer.

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    6th grade student required vaccinations (Tdap + Meningococcal) ARE part of the sport physical

WINTER and SPRING

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    STUDENTS please see Mrs. Heyer, CDMS Nurse, to sign up for winter or spring sports and receive guidance on forms required to communicate with parents or guardians for the specific sport/ season. You will be added to the rooster at this time for the season and shared with the coach 

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    All students MUST submit forms EACH SEASON for EACH SPORT to the CDMS Health Office. Please see the "Sports Guidelines"

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    STUDENTS - PLEASE SEE SCHOOL NURSE FOR CLEARANCE FORM FOR ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE / TRYOUT  FOR SPORT SEASON SPORT

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    Please see site under ATHLETICS for more information on sports from coaches or coaches for additional information

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    2024-2025 Sports Forms - available under sport forms (CDMS Health Office) - mail hard copies or drop off to school. Please do not email documents unless discussed with Mrs. Heyer.

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    6th grade student required vaccinations (Tdap + Meningococcal) ARE part of the sport physical

HELPFUL HINTS 

  • Review emergency information and emergency contacts in preparation for the new school year and update as needed. 

  • Update health concerns, allergies, and or medical concerns with the school nurse in September and as needed.

  • Schedule appointmentsEARLY and have your medical care provider fill out forms in the summer in preparation for fall sports ~~~ Offices are busy early September and may require additional time to process forms all sport - participation and or tryouts generally begin the first full week of school in September.

  • Please keep copies for your own records in preparation for future reference during middle school years and moving forward to high school.

  • Medication Plans and Permission forms for the 2024 - 2025 school year are available under Health Office Forms.

  • In the event that your child will need medication in September for the 2024 - 2025 school year, it is necessary that all forms be filled out properly, signed, office stamped and returned at the start of the school year.

  • Students that carry their own emergency medications (Epinephrine or inhalers) MUST have Action Plans on file in the Health Office for the current school year.

  • Medication MUST be presented in the original container with a label or prescription label. This will facilitate the dispensing of medication at the start of the school year. 

 

***** Remember to keep a copy for your own records. *****


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