Health and Family Information
2023-24 Health Office Letter
The primary responsibility for the health of a child rests with the parent/guardian and their family physician or primary health care provider. According to state law, “Each student medical examination shall be conducted at the medical home of the student, and a full report sent to the school.” (N.J.A.C. 6A:16-2.2). Any student whose parent/guardian has not submitted the completed, state-mandated forms prior to the first day of school may be excluded from school until all requirements are met. If your child has an appointment with the doctor past the first day of school, a note from the doctor or an appointment card with the date of the exam should be submitted to the Health Office.
When to Stay Home from School
- Your child may not return to school until fever is under 100.0 F for 24 hrs. without Tylenol or Motrin.
- Your child may not return to school until there is no vomiting for 24 hours.
If your child needs to take medication while in school, they will need to download the appropriate form(s), have your physician fill-out and sign page two of the form(s), and return it to the Nurse by the first week of school.
- Please let the school nurse know if your child tests positive
- 5 days of quarantine from school is required from the day of the positive test
- The school nurse will provide you with more information once the positive test is reported
Bed Bugs are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds including homes, apartments, hotels, dorms, and shelters throughout the United States, currently there is no evidence of a major infestation in the Dunellen School District.
The common bedbug is a 6-legged wingless insect, which ranges in size from a poppy-seed in its early stages to a 0.5 cm length at adult size. They are white or light-tan in color to a reddish-brown. Bed bugs have spread far and wide through the country and are to be expected in every community regardless of the population, income, or ethnic/racial make up of the population.
For more information on bed bugs:
NJ Family Care Information
NJ Family Care is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.
Middlesex County Influenza Information
All Middlesex County Public Health Department H1N1 clinics will be held based on vaccine availability. Call 732-565-3788 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and press 0 to schedule an appointment Appointments will be taken through December 18, 2009
Somerset County Influenza Information
They may take some Middlesex County residence - it is recommended that you contact them directly.
Important Message About Lead Poisoning (pdf)
Why is New Jersey concerned about lead poisoning?
Why is your child’s school concerned about lead poisoning?
Why should parents be concerned about lead poisoning?
Informational brochure about the MRSA skin infection.
HPV Vaccine Questions (pdf)
What is human papilloma virus (HPV)?
Who should get the HPV vaccine?
What is the HPV vaccine?
Where can I get more information?