IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION FOR 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
6TH GRADE IMMUNIZATIONS: The NJDOE and the American Academy of Pediatrics have not changed immunization schedules and requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact your pediatrician to discuss scheduling the necessary vaccines.
***If your child will be receiving a physical exam at this time, it is strongly encouraged that you have your child’s physician complete the sports physical packet and scoliosis screening as well. See sidebar for forms.
***Sports physicals must be completed on paper by the parent and the healthcare provider. Completed sports physical packets can be mailed to Barkalow Middle School, 498 Stillwells Corner Road, Attention School Nurse. At this time you will not be able to drop off forms at the school or board office. Completed sports forms are due by August 21, 2020.***
MEDICATION: All medications administered by the school nurse require a physician's order and parental consent form to be submitted to the Health Office. These must be resubmitted each school year. See sidebar for forms. ***Allergy Action Plans are required for life-threatening allergies, ***Asthma Action Plans are required for inhalers (including self-administered). EpiPens with a dose of antihistamine/Benadryl and inhalers are the only medications that students may carry and self-administer, per New Jersey law. Please complete a Medication Order form for other necessary medications that will be stored in the Health Office and administered by the Nurse.
MEDICAL NOTES / EXCUSES: Physician's notes are required to excuse a student from Physical Education class for more than one day. A parent note is required for a gym excuse for a single day. Student should bring gym notes to the Health Office when they arrive at school. Notes must include a length of time that the student is restricted from activity. Students will not be permitted to return to Physical Education and sports until written clearance is obtained from a physician.
SPARE CLOTHES: I encourage ALL students to keep a spare set of clothes in their locker. Life happens....and having a spare set of clothes keeps missed class time to a minimum.
SPORTS PHYSICALS: ALL SPORTS STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT PAPERWORK TO THE NURSE FOR EACH SEASON (Fall/Winter/Spring) for sports and intramurals. Fall sports include boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey, cross country, and volleyball (intramural).
***WINTER SPORTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2020-21***
You may continue to submit completed sports physicals to the Nurse, as they are valid for 365 days.
Please submit original forms via mail or your child may bring to school.
THE DEADLINE TO TURN IN FORMS FOR FALL SPORTS IS August 21, 2020.
THE FALL SPORTS SEASON STARTS ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2020
Exams conducted on or after 9/16/19 are acceptable for the FALL 2020 season.
The Annual Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms are required by the New Jersey Department of Education. These forms are required for any middle or high school student in New Jersey who wants to participate in an interscholastic or intramural sports program. Students must have their exam approved by the school doctor before they can participate in practice or tryouts. Our school doctor is scheduled in advance to review all the sports physicals for the entire district. Forms that are submitted late or incomplete can not be guaranteed to be approved by the school physician before the season starts. Students who have not received clearance by the school doctor may not participate in any practice or tryout. Please adhere to all deadlines and guidelines to assure that your child is able to participate.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION FORM & CLEARANCE FORM
Complete on Genesis Parent Portal EACH SPORT SEASON
Complete on Genesis Parent Portal ONCE PER SCHOOL YEAR
CTB Absence Form