Welcome! Please feel free to reach out to Pat Tomczyk for students with last name A-L (firstname.lastname@example.org, ext 7391), or Melissa Frey for students with last name M-Z (email@example.com, ext 7393). We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Browse this site for information concerning our health services, school health requirements, athletic participation information and community links. Please note the New Student and Athletics pages above. Please keep the nurses informed of any medical concerns that may arise throughout the school year as well as any change in health status, new immunizations and emergency contact information. Our staff can provide health information for camp and college applications, immunization records, and driving vision tests based on the physical exam and immunization records provided to the Health Office. This information will be available from the Counseling Department after graduation.
We look forward to working with you to provide a safe and healthy school experience!
The Health Office is located in the first floor in room 131, next to the Counseling Office. The nurses 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 or contact their parents to provide transportation home. If the student is a senior and drives to school, a permission email or fax must be sent to the nurse by a parent/guardian to release the child 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. Please keep your emergency contact information up to date on Aspen.
Please keep your child home if they have had a fever of 100.0 or above within 24 hours, vomiting/diarrhea, unexplained rash, or weepy red eyes. We do our best to keep our student’s healthy, but it is difficult when they are sent to school ill and contagious! Please use good judgement before sending your student to school.
Excused absences from the nurse’s office:
Student’s must be assessed by a school nurse and deemed unable to continue productively with their school day to be excused from school for a health reason. Any pre-arranged dismissals between a parent and student without assessment by a school nurse is unexcused.
If an injury occurs at school, students and/or trainers will complete an accident form and a supplemental insurance form will be sent home. It is then the parents responsibility to submit any info/ bills to the insurance company. The NHVRHS Board of Education has purchased insurance coverage to assist all students with accidental injury. Coverage is provided for virtually all school sponsored and supervised events/activities. Although the coverage is broad there are restrictions, limitations and exclusions. In some situations, medical bills may not be covered in full. Please notify the nurses of any head injury. The State of New Jersey mandates a proactive concussion protocol for all students and we can assist with adaptations for the school environment during recovery. If you have any questions, please call the health office.
If your child sustains a concussion, the nurses will follow the student’s progress very closely. Paperwork needs to be completed by MD to receive class/athletics accommodations. In order to return to sports/full class participation a clearance note is also required from the doctor.