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Welcome to the CRES Health Office

Mrs.Mary Lou Jennings 732 946-0055 x4352

fax: 732-858-8585

email: [email protected]

IMMUNIZATIONS - attention incoming 6th grade parents

  • 6th grade student required vaccinations (Tdap + Meningococcal)
  • New Jersey State regulations require students entering 6th grade to provide proof of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and Meningococcal vaccine.
  • Documentation is required by the NJ Health Dept. to be in place by the start of 6th grade.
  • In the event immunizations are not received a note from your medical provider's office of a scheduled appointment for the above mentioned immunizations will be required with follow up documentation. Student records are inspected annually by the health Department for compliance.
  • For more information on The New Jersey Department of Health and vaccination requirements go to:
  • It is recommended that you keep a copy for your own medical records.
  • Please mail, drop off or send to school with your child by the first day of school


If your child has received vaccinations and/ or booster for Covid 19 - you may submit a copy of their immunization card for immunization update on their student health record. This record follows them from pre-K - gr 12.


  • In the event that your child will need medication during school hours it is necessary that all forms be filled out properly and returned. New forms are required each school year.
  • HEALTH OFFICE FORMS are available on the CRES nurse page.
  • Parents must bring in all medications and signed forms to the health office. All medication (prescription and over the counter medication) must be in the original labeled containers/packages. Medications cannot be dispensed without a parent/guardian signature, physician signature office stamp, and original packaging.



The following information is provided to inform you of the various policies and procedures in the Colts Neck Township Schools. We hope this information is helpful. Should you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at your child's school.


Please call the school if your child is absent. You may leave a message at any time via voice mail for the nurse in your child's school. Please give the reason for your child's absence. If your child was seen by a physician please provide a note stating the reason for the absence. If your child is late, please walk your child in the building and sign them in at the main office. If your child has a fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before they can return to school. If your child is taking an antibiotic, they must be on the antibiotic AT LEAST 24 hours before they may return to school.


NO medication may be given to your child without a signed order from a physician and signed parental consent. DO NOT send any medication to school with your child. Any medication must be brought to school in the original container by a parent/guardian. If medication is prescribed three times a day, for example, antibiotic therapy, it can be given before school, after school and at bedtime.


The children go out for recess every day. Please make sure your child is appropriately dressed for outdoor play. In cooler weather, be sure to include a jacket, hat and mittens (or gloves). Sandals are not appropriate for outdoor play and can actually cause injuries; sneakers should be worn instead. Please do not send your child to school if he or she has a slight temperature, a severe cold, or other sign of illness. If your child is recovering from a disease or illness, please do not let him/her return to school until he or she is able to participate in the regular activities of the school day, including physical education and outdoor recess, If your child is to be excused from physical education or recess, we would appreciate it if you would provide us with a doctor's note with the reason for the excuse and the length of time. If your child comes to school with an ace bandage or splint, they will not be allowed to participate in physical education and recess. A doctor's note must be provided.


The common cold presents the most frequent problem since it is so readily transmitted to others. A child with a bad cold (e.g. persistent coughing and/or sneezing increased or unusual discharge) should remain home even if no fever is present.


A fever is a warning sign that all is not right with the body. The best way to check for a fever is with a thermometer. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher should not be sent to school. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher at school, he or she will be sent home.


Children with Vomitting or diarrhea should be kept home. If your child has experience vomitting or diarrhea during the night, keep the child home.

If your child has diarrhea or vomiting at school, he or she will be sent home.


A Child with a sore throat accompanied by a fever should be kept home and their physician consulted. If a diagnosis of strep throat has been made,please notify the Health office. If an antibiotic has been prescribed, the child must be on antibiotics AT LEAST 24 HOURS before returning to school. Please provide a doctor's note upon your child's return to school.


A rash may be the first sign of childhood illness, such as chicken pox. A rash or "spots" may cover the entire body or may appear only on one particular area. Do not send your child to school until his or her physician has said it is safe to do so. Please provide a doctor's note upon return to school.

Children with undiagnosed or contagious rashes will be sent home from school.


Open sores require special attention. Impetigo is one form of a contagious skin infection that requires medical treatment before a child can attend school. Documentation of medical treatment is required for the child to return to school . If documentation is not provided, the child will be sent home.


The student may return to school as soon as all sores are dry and scabbed.


The student may attend school during an active case if the student has the ability and practices personal hygiene precautions. Young children should be kept home until the lesion(s) have dried.


The student may attend school if treatment is verified and lesions are covered and dry. Documentation of medical treatment is required for the child to return to school. If documentation is not provided, the child will be sent home.


The student may return to school after being on antibiotic therapy for at least 24 hours, and there is no more drainage from the eye.


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