Health Office Procedures
Please click on the title to view information about the following Health Office regulations, processes and procedures:
- Elevator Use
- Field Trips
- Home Instruction
- On-Campus Transportation
- Overnight Trips
- Working Papers
Absences from school should be reported to the appropriate House Office. For the 2019-2020 School Year, please report absences to the following:
Class of 2024 House Office: 908-284-7133
Class of 2025 House Office: 908-284-7293
Class of 2026 Health Office: 908-284-7207
Class of 2027 House Office: 908 284-7208
If an accident occurs to a student, that student must notify the teacher, coach, trainer or activity sponsor where his/her injury occurred immediately.
An accident form will be completed by the person in charge and sent to the Health Office. All accident reports are kept on file.
The injured student must report to the Health Office the day following the accident, or upon his/her return to school. If the student is unable to return to school within a few days, the parent should contact the Health Office.
An insurance form will be mailed home when indicated. It is to be completed by the parent/guardian, treating doctor, and/or hospital and sent to the insurance company.
Once the Health Office has completed and mailed home the insurance form, it is the responsibility of the parent to complete and forward all necessary paperwork to the insurance company. All correspondence is then between parent/guardian and insurance company. Any questions or problems that arise are to be directed to the School Business Administrator.
Our policy is an Excess Secondary Loss Policy that begins where your personal insurance stops. However, although this coverage is very broad, there are restrictions, limitations and exclusions in the policy. Students that ride in or drive to and from school in a motor drive 2 or 3 wheel vehicle are not covered by this policy.
Any student who is going on a field trip and who requires an inhaler or Epi-pen must have the appropriate medication orders on file in the Health Office before they will be allowed to go on the field trip. Forms can be obtained from the Health Office or online here.
As per NJ Administrative Code 6A:14-4.8 and 6A:16-10.1, out-of-school home instruction is available when a student is absent from Hunterdon Central Regional High School 10 or more consecutive days or 20 cumulative days due to illness, injury, or enrollment in a rehabilitation program. Eligibility is determined by the school physician. A total of 10 hours of home instruction per week, or 2 hours per full day of absence is provided. Students may be approved for up to 30 days. Extensions may be considered upon submission of documentation. Students will be referred to the Child Study Team when home instruction exceeds 30 calendar days for classified students and 60 days for non-classified students.
To be considered for Home Instruction parents of students anticipating an extended absence will need to obtain and submit:
1. A letter from the students physician stating diagnosis, length of absence and need for home instruction.
2. A letter written and signed by the parent/guardian requesting home instruction.
This documentation must be submitted to the appropriate grade level health office. When approved, the grade level school nurse will notify the Home Instruction Coordinator to arrange for services. Home instruction usually begins within seven (7) days of receipt of both written requests by the school nurse.
In order for a student to enter and/or remain in Hunterdon Central, he/she must meet the immunization requirements set by the New Jersey State Department of Health Chapter 14 State Sanitary Code:
3 doses of Hepatitis B, or 2 doses if the student is between the ages of 11-15 and the appropriate vaccine is used.
3 doses of diphtheria, tetanus immunizations (DPT, Td)
3 doses of poliomyelitis vaccine (OPV) , live, oral trivalent
2 doses of Rubeola (measles) live virus vaccine, attenuated after 1 year of age, or documentation of antibody titers to prove immunity.
1 dose of Mumps vaccine after 1 year of age, or written certification from a physician diagnosing the disease or documentation of antibody titers proving immunity.
1 dose of Rubella (German measles)
1 dose of Meningococcal is required for those born on or after January 1, 1997.
1 dose of Varicella vaccine is required for all children born on or before January 1, 1998
Please submit medical certification to the Health Office as immunizations are updated. All students born after January 1, 1990 must have two doses of measles containing vaccine.
It is recommended that students receive a Tetanus Diptheria (TD) booster, to be administered every 10 years.
All students with medical or religious exemptions must have these verified and reviewed by the Health Office annually.
Families requiring financial assistance should contact the Hunterdon County Health Department's Reduced Cost Childhood Vaccine Program. The telephone number is (908) 806-4570.
If your child needs on campus transportation for medical reasons, the following information is required:
- A note from your child's physician requesting transportation and stating that "the student can ride the school bus".
- Transportation will start within 24 hours of the Transportation Office receiving all required information.
A parent/guardian must fill out a medical information form for an overnight field trip; this form can be obtained from field trip advisors. All over-the-counter medications must have detailed instructions on administration and dosage, and must be signed by a healthcare provider and parent/guardian. The medication must be in its original container. All prescription medication must have a healthcare providers signature on the form. Only enough medication for the duration of the trip, in its original pharmacy container, will be accepted. All paperwork must be in the Health Office two weeks before the field trip. All approved medication is to be brought in the day of departure and given to the nurse accompanying the trip.
A physical examination is required for all Grade 9 and new students entering Hunterdon Central. Only one physical per year is required. All students must have their physicals performed at their medical home. The medical home of a student is his/her private physician. Freshmen must turn in their physicals by September 30, 2023.
Please note that a sports physical will fulfill the requirement for a Grade 9 physical.
New student physicals are due within 30 calendar days of entry into Hunterdon Central.
Any student (9th grade or new) who does not fulfill their obligation by the date specified will be excluded from school until the obligation is met.
Forms required for all physicals can be obtained in the Health Offices, or be clicking the link "Health Forms" on the left side of this webpage.