Welcome to Perth Amboy Magnet School!! This page will provide information and forms that will be useful in maintaining your child’s health in the upcoming school year. Working together will ensure that your child will have a healthy and positive learning experience.
Required for all NEW students within 30 days of entering the district, all 11th graders, students needing working papers and anyone participating in sports. (Sports physicals are required to be completed on a specific state-mandated form – click here.)
OR if needed, the school district will provide a physical for your child (at no cost to you) by our school physician – complete the PARENT/GUARDIAN REQUEST FOR SCHOOL PHYSICAL FORM.
It is a NJ State Regulation that no child should be admitted to school without proof of adequate immunizations. Proof of immunizations (Form A-45) has been/will be requested from your sending district. If we are unable to obtain this information from your child’s previous school, we will request this information from you as your child will not be allowed to remain in school without this information.
CONTACTING YOU FOR MEDICAL ISSUES/EMERGENCIES
An EMERGENCY CARD will be distributed to your child and must be filled out and returned IMMEDIATELY. Consideration must be made about who is available to pick up your sick child. Students CANNOT remain in school with fevers, rashes, vomiting, sprains, or any other condition that keeps them from class for an extended period of time. VALID phone numbers – if your number changes please alert the school and update them on the Genesis system.
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION DURING SCHOOL HOURS
If your child requires medication to be taken during school, the AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION TO BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL HOURS form is required to be completed by you AND your child’s doctor. This form is required in order to give ANY medication to your child. Forms from the previous year are not able to be carried over - a new form MUST be completed each year. Please bring any required Medications IN THE ORIGINAL BOX WITH PRESCRIPTION LABEL for your child along with this completed form to the school nurse. All attempts will be made to return medication at the end of the school year.
If your child is prone to headaches, GI upset, cramps, etc... have this form filled out by your doctor to allow quick treatment for these issues during school hours (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, TUMS, Benadryl, etc.)
Please have your child pick up the SPORTS PACKET from the school nurse/coach or download it from the school website if he/she plans on playing any sports during the school year. This packet contains permission slips and other forms required to participate in sports.
State-mandated PREPARTICIPATION PHYSICAL EVALUATION Physical Forms MUST be completed if your child is participating in any sports activity (this physical can be used for a school physical as well). You can chose to have your own doctor complete the physical or choose if needed, the school district will provide your child with a physical (at no cost to you) by our school physician. Forms and consent for physicals are contained in the SPORTS PACKET.
If your child has life-threatening allergies to the FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS EMERGENCY CARE PLAN, this form MUST be completed by your child’s doctor. If your child requires medication for his/her allergies, the AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION TO BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL HOURS form is also required. Epi-Pens are permitted to be self-carried by students if appropriate and ANOTHER epi-pen is required to be kept in the nurse’s office.
If your child has diabetes, a Diabetes Care for School Plan MUST be completed by your child’s doctor – if your doctor does not have a form they can have your child pick one up from the school nurse's office. Physician orders need to be available the first day of school in order for your child to receive his/her medication. If your child requires medication for his/her diabetes, the AUTHORIZATION FOR MEDICATION TO BE TAKEN DURING SCHOOL HOURS form is also required.
If your child is seen by your doctor and/or the Emergency Room and requires any special accommodations - crutches, gym excuse, shop excuse, new medication needing to be administered, bathroom access, unrestricted access to water throughout the day, etc. paperwork from a physician stating these accommodations is required and must be given to the School Nurse immediately upon return to school.