Health and Student Services

Health Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Health Office Phone:
(609) 921-6418

Emergency Care: In the event of a medical emergency, "911" will be called and every effort will be made to contact the student's parent.

Screenings: Princeton Academy will conduct vision and hearing screenings for all students consistent with the requirements by the State of New Jersey. Scoliosis screenings for fifth and seventh graders will be also be conducted if not provided by the physician or unless requested otherwise by the child's parent/guardian.

Medication: All medications must be dispensed in the Health Office by the School Nurse. Medication must be in its original pharmacy bottle, clearly labeled with the student's name and directions for dispensing. A written request from the healthcare professional with the diagnosis, name of the drug, dose, time, and side effects, as well as a note from the parent/guardian requesting the medication administration must be provided. Only students requiring epi-pens or inhalers may carry these medications once they are old enough to self-administer. A new doctor's order and parent permission form must be on file in the Health Office each school year.

Communicable Disease: If the student has a communicable disease such as chicken pox, mononucleosis, strep throat, pertussis, etc., please advise the nurse. Students are excluded from school if their temperature is higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or evidencing any symptoms of illness. They must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before they may return to school. If antibiotics are required, the child will be permitted back in school after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment. If lice or nits are found on your child, parents must treat the scalp with the treatment recommended by their pediatrician. The nurse will notify the class parents of the occurrence so they may monitor their child for the next two weeks.