Welcome to the Voorhees High School Health Office Web Page.
New Jersey Statute 18A:40.4 and the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Board of Education require a current physical examination for all ninth grade and transfer students. The Annual Athletic Pre-participation Physical Examination form must be completed by you and your doctor and returned to the health office before your child starts school, whether or not your child plans to participate in athletics. We can accept any physical exam completed between August 28, 2012 and August 28, 2013.
Please update your child’s immunization record with your physician at this time.
Students entering VHS directly from another country may require a screening (mantoux test) for Tuberculosis. Please contact the nurses for further information.
A yearly physical exam will also be needed for upper classmen participating in interscholastic and intramural sports, marching band, ski club and the dance troupe.
New Jersey state law now requires that all children have health insurance. Please see njfamilycare.org for information about NJ FamilyCare insurance. Please contact the nurses for dental, immunization or eye glass assistance if needed.
Please make sure up-to-date emergency information is provided to the guidance department and health office. Emergency Card 2013
Students may not carry medication on school grounds. All medications must be administered to the student by the school nurse, with the exception of insulin, asthma inhalers and epinephrine for severe allergic reactions. These are the only medications which may be carried by a student. If your child carries insulin, an inhaler or epinephrine injectio see the permission forms below. If your child requires administration of other prescription or over-the-counter medications by the nurse during the school day, please provide a Prescription Medication Form signed by a parent and doctor. Parents (not students) should bring medication to school in the original container, which is appropriately labeled by the pharmacy.
Inhaler Self Administration Form
Over-the-counter medication administration permission form allows the school nurse to dispense stock over-the-counter medications, such as tylenol, advil, cough medicine, benedryl and antacids, which have been pre- approved by our school physician.
The school nurse can complete health information for camp and college applications, immunization records, driving vision tests, and working papers from the physical exam and immunization records provided to the health office. Please keep the nurse informed of any change in health status and of updated immunizations. This information will be available from the guidance department after graduation.
The health office staff also completes hearing and vision testing, scoliosis exams, height, weight and blood pressure screenings. Parents will be notified of concerns. Please complete a Scoliosis Screening form.doc to request a screening waiver.
Illness or injury
The health office is located in the first floor in room 131, next to the Guidance area. The nurse can assist with acute and chronic illnesses and injuries as needed. All students who become ill during the school day should report to the health office with a pass from their classroom teacher. Students may rest in the health office or contact their parents from the health office to provide transportation home. Parents will be contacted concerning serious illness or injury. If a parent is not available, the emergency contact will be notified or, if not available, the student will be taken to Hunterdon Medical Center for care. If injured at school, students will complete an accident form and a supplemental insurance form will be sent home.
Please notify the nurses of any head injury. The State of NJ mandates a concussion protocol for all students and we can assist with adaptations for the school environment during recovery.
Athletic Registration Information
Step 1, Each season: Online FamilyID
(Note due dates below!)
(Note due dates below!)
ü A parent /guardian should register their student for athletics, intramurals, marching band, ski club, dance, clubs and driving privileges by clicking on the link https://www.familyid.com/voorhees-hs-athletics found on the athletic and health office web pages.
ü Create your secure FamilyID account by entering your family name, email address and password.
ü You will receive an email with a link to confirm your new account. (If you don’t see the email, check your span or junk folders)
ü Fill out the information requested on the registration form.
ü You will receive an email from FamilyID confirming your registration.
You can log on at any time to update your information and to check your registrations. If you need assistance, please call FamilyID at 888-800-5583 X1. Support is available 7 days per week, and messages will be returned promptly.
***This program will not replace the physical examination form, which should still be turned into the health office on a yearly basis***
Step 2, Once a year: Annual Athletic Pre-participation Physical Examination includes:
Medical History (Hard copy Part 1)
ü Family Doctor’s Examination (Hard copy Part 2)
Review and Approval by School Medical Examiner
M Step 3, At Any Time: Parents and students can check for current physical exams and school physician clearance to participate HERE.Double click to access. ID number required. Only Up-to-Date physical exams shown. "MD OK" checked after participation approved by school physician.
Physical examinations can be returned to the
main office, the trainers’ office or the box on the door of the health office if
the nurses are not in. They can also be faxed to 908-638-2188 or sent via email
to the addresses below.
Step 4: DUE DATES FOR PHYSICAL EXAMS AND ONLINE REGISTRATION:
July 26th - for
Fall athletic participation, marching band, dance, and intramurals. Family
ID open 7/1/13 to 7/29/13 for Fall Season.
Family ID open 7/1/13 to 7/29/13 for Fall Season.
November 1st - for swimming
November 15th - for winter sports, dance, ski club and intramurals.
Family ID opens 10/14/13 to 11/18/13 for Winter
Sports & Swimming.
10/14/13 to 11/18/13 for Winter
Sports & Swimming.
February 14th - for spring sports and intramurals. Family
2/1/14-3/3/14 for Spring season.
for Spring season.
Please be aware that there may be a waiting period of several days for athletic participation for Family ID registration or physical examinations received after the due dates. Incomplete forms will be returned for completion and will also cause delays in athletic participation. Please call us with questions in good time to avoid these delays.