The Importance of Handwashing
Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others. Many diseases and conditions are spread by not washing hands with soap and clean, running water. Learn more about the importance of handwashing.
Randolph Township Schools offers comprehensive health services districtwide. At least one full-time nurse is assigned to each school building during the school day. By state law, the nurse can only administer first aid and follow written doctor’s orders. In case of a serious accident, parents will be notified immediately. If it is necessary for the child to go home, parents must make provisions to pick up the student. The nurse is not permitted to transport students.
Physical examinations conducted by a healthcare provider chosen by the student's parent/guardian at the provider's facility are required upon entry into the school district and prior to participation on high school athletic teams. A full report of the examination (documented on an approved school district form, dated and signed by the medical provider) must be presented to the school. In order to ensure that the learning potential of each student is not diminished by a physical disability, additional physical examinations are strongly encouraged at least once during each of the student's developmental stages: early childhood (preschool through grade 3), pre-adolescence (grades 4 through 6) and adolescence (grades 7 through 12). Vision screening is done by the school nurse in grades Pre-K, K, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, for new students, and as needed. Auditory screenings are conducted on students pursuant to state regulations. By state law, every child ten years of age and older must be examined biennially for scoliosis.
Students requiring medication at school, including such things as acetaminophen and cough drops, must present written orders from the nurse practitioner or physician and the parent detailing the name of the medication, dosage, time of administration and period of time over which medication is to be given. The medication must be brought to school by the parent/guardian in the original container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy.
Student Accident Insurance
Occasionally students are accidentally injured while taking part in school activities. In order to limit medical bills as a result of injury suffered in school, the Board of Education has purchased a supplementary insurance policy, covering all students during school hours, which takes effect once personal insurance is exhausted. This insurance covers up to 70% of the amount not covered by personal insurance. Extended coverage may be purchased from the insurance carrier by parents/guardians. Injuries occurring during sports practice/events are to be reported to the coach immediately.
Randolph Township Schools offers optional student insurance for the 2021 - 2022 school year. Please read the letter below to parents from Business Administrator Stephen Frost about student accident insurance forms and procedures. In addition, the optional insurance information is included below. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the business office via 973-361-0808, ext. 8214.