Welcome to the AECP Health Page!
This webpage will provide information about maintaining your child’s health in the upcoming school year. Working together will ensure that your child will have a healthy, valuable and positive learning experience at the Achievers’ Charter School. All forms can be found in the links below.
It is a NJ State Regulation that no child be admitted into school without acceptable evidence of required, up-to-date immunizations. Please stress with your child’s sending school district that they comply with our request in sending the original health record, (A-45) to complete the admissions process. If we are unable to obtain this documentation from your child’s previous school, we will request an official immunization record from you—you can obtain this information from your doctor—as your child will not be allowed to remain in school without this documentation.CLICK HERE FOR THE SUMMARY OF THE NJ SCHOOL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Flu: A Guide for Parents (Spanish version)
HPV Vaccine for Preteens and Teens
CDC: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19
2023 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7–18 Years Old
NJ State Law requires all students must have a physical examination by their family doctor upon entry into the school district. Physicals are also required for all students in grades 9 and 11 and those students who apply for working papers. Your own family doctor must conduct all physical examinations and the results must be noted on the attached Private Physician Physical Exam form, with an official immunization record, and returned to the school nurse within 30 days of the first day of school.
Physicals must have been completed within 365 days of the first day of school to satisfy the entrance/annual physical examination requirement.CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK PHYSICAL EXAM FORM.
SPORTS PHYSICALS AND PERMISSIONS
Physicals are also required for students who are candidates to participate in school sports. A sports physical is acceptable to satisfy the annual exam requirement.
State-mandated Pre-participation Physical Evaluation forms required for the athletic program are available on the school website or from the health office.
Make sure to complete the online Permission and Participation forms, available on the school website, if your child plans on playing any sports. These forms must be completed online before your child can be cleared for sports participation, including try-outs.CLICK HERE FOR THE SPORTS PHYSICAL EXAM FORM
UNIVERSAL CHILD HEALTH RECORD.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
Any medications required during the school day, whether prescription or over-the-counter (Tylenol, Advil, Tums, etc.), can only be dispensed with a physician’s written order along with a parental request on the attached Medication Authorization form. No medications may be taken at school without this form.
If your child requires any emergency medication (asthma inhaler, Epipen, Benadryl, insulin, etc.) or is prone to conditions such as headaches or migraines, cramps, GI upset, etc., please complete this form with your child’s doctor to allow for prompt treatment of these issues during school hours.
A separate Medication Authorization form must be completed for each individual medication your child requires. Medications must be in the original labeled container and kept in the health office.
Please note that all medication orders are effective for the school year in which they have been written, and must be renewed each new school year. All attempts will be made to return medications at the end of the school year
IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO TAKE A MEDICATION, DAILY, DURING SCHOOL HOURS, PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE FOR THE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION CONSENT FORM AND FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
If your child has asthma, an Asthma Treatment Plan must be completed and signed by you and your child’s doctor. These forms are available on the school website. Students may self-carry a rescue inhaler if indicated in the action plan, and a back-up inhaler is required to be kept in the health office for emergencies.CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK ASTHMA ACTION PLAN
If your child has life-threatening allergies, an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan must be completed and signed by you and your child’s doctor. These forms are available on the school website. Students may self-carry an Epipen if indicated in the action plan, and a back-up Epipen is required to be kept in the health office for emergencies.CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK ALLERGY ACTION PLAN
If your child has diabetes, a Diabetes Medical Management Plan must be completed and signed by you and your child’s doctor. These forms are available on the school website. Physician orders must be available on the first day of school in order for your child to be administered their diabetes medication during the school day.CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK DIABETES MEDICAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
If your child has a seizure disorder, a Seizure Action Plan must be completed and signed by you and your child’s doctor. These forms are available on the school website. Physician orders, if applicable, must be available on the first day of school.CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK SEIZURE ACTION PLAN
EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION
Emergency contact information must be filled out within the first week of school. It is imperative that the contact information you provide is valid and consistent—if at any point during the school year your or your emergency contact’s information changes, please alert the school. Consideration must be made about who is available to pick up your child from school, if needed. Students cannot remain in school with a fever, rash, vomiting, sprain, or any other condition that is possibly contagious, or keeps them from class for an extended period of time.
PLEASE SEE THE FRONT OFFICE TO UPDATE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACTS, EVERY YEAR.
If your child is injured or requires any special accommodations at school for any reason, e.g. crutches, gym excuse or restrictions, new medication to be administered at school, unrestricted bathroom access, etc., documentation from a doctor stating these accommodations is required and must be given to the school nurse immediately upon return to school. All forms are due as soon as possible so appropriate care can be provided for your child. Thank you for your cooperation with these requests in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding the information in this packet.
Health Screenings will be done throughout the year. The screenings may include height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure, and scoliosis (a simple exam of the back). If you would like your child to be exempt from any of these screenings, please notify the nurse’s office with a written request at the beginning of the year.