If your child has had a physical
within one year of enrollment, you must provide
that information to the Health Center before
your child can start school. A physical form can
be provided for you to take to your doctor.
Please contact the Health Center.
It is our belief that a child performs best in
school when his body is functioning at its
The total health of the child
becomes the single most important factoring
preparing him for the future.
Four registered nurses staff the Katzenbach
Health Center. The Health Center is centrally
on campus and is available for first aid
treatment of students 24 hours a day, Monday
coverage of the Student
Health Center when
students are present. Deborah Herbe will be the
The State of New Jersey requires that
students entering all schools comply
with regulations concerning
1. DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus)
or DT - Each pupil shall have received
four doses (one dose to be administered
on or after the fourth birthday).
2. Polio- Each pupil shall have
received at least 3 doses (one dose to
be administered on or after the fourth
3. MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) - one
dose on or after the first birthday
second dose of measles containing
vaccine to be given after a minimum of
4. Mumps - one dose administered on or
after the first birthday or proof of the
5. Hepatitis B - three doses required
by all students.
A child may be excluded from school due
to contagious disease by the school
nurse. Any contagious disease requires a
physician’s note to return to school.
This note should state that he/she is no
longer contagious and may resume school
· Head lice and nits must be treated
with a special shampoo and all nits
(eggs) must be removed.
· Tinea (ringworm), a contagious fungus
skin condition, may be treated by oral
and topical (cream or ointment)
medications. A physician’s note at the
end of treatment is required and also, a
The school nurse will check all
students returning to school after a
Summer Health Appraisal Update Form
We must have this form returned at
the beginning of each school year
order to administer care at the Health
This form is sent to your home in
August. It must be completed and
returned to the Health Center promptly.
This information is vital in caring for
your child in case of illness or
Your signature is needed on this form
each year so that the following can be
1. Intradermal test for
tuberculosis (Mantoux). This test is
given when indicated by State Law.
2. Annual School physical exam
by the school Doctor.
3. Treatment in the Health
4. Emergency Treatment in the
hospital emergency room, medical
facility and doctor’s office (including
medications, x-rays, and tetanus toxoid
Physical education is required in all
N.J. schools. If illness or injury
prevents your child from participating,
for more than three days, a written
doctor’s excuse is required. (The Health
Center will accept a parent’s written
excuse up to three days.) If illness or
injury prevents your child from
participating for more than three days,
a written doctor’s excuse is required.
The nurse may also excuse a child from
gym for up to three days. Physical
education limitations or restrictions
should be noted each year by your
physician. If your child must be excused
from gym for an extended period, a
physician’s note to resume gym activity
Katzenbach Wellness Policy
Katzenbach School for the Deaf
(MKSD), also referred to as the New
Jersey School for the Deaf, recognizes
potentials, and achieve overall lifelong
health and well-being.
such, the district assumes a
approach to nutrition
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