Going into 6th Grade Next Year?
Parents please keep in mind that a physical examination by your child's doctor is required prior to entry into sixth grade. The Tdap and Meningococcal vaccinations must be received prior to sixth grade. The required forms will be given to you during the Sixth Grade Orientation in May. These forms are available in your School Health Office, if needed sooner. Please send them directly to Silvia Della Iacono, the Valley Middle School Nurse.
DOES YOUR FAMILY NEED HEALTH COVERAGE?
NJ FamilyCare Insurance
Your family might be eligible for low-cost or free health care coverage if:
Family members are legal resident of the U.S. and NJ residents
Household meets income requirements
Family must include a child/children between 0-18 years of age
Please bring originals and copies of the following required documents:
Social security card & birth certificate for each applicant
Proof of household income (the most recent month) for each job and for all other Income, including self-employment and rental income
Resident Alien Card, other immigration documentation, or proof of parent's US military service for children who are not US citizens
Proof of any other health insurance, or the letter you received if your health insurance ended.
TIPS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION
1. Avoid tick-infested areas, especially in May, June and July.
2. Wear light-colored clothing so that ticks can be spotted more easily.
3. Tuck pant legs into socks or boots and shirt into pants.
4. Tape the area where pants and socks meet so that ticks cannot crawl under clothing.
5. Use insect repellent containing DEET or picaridin.
6. Spray insect repellents containing permethrin on clothing only.
7. Wear a hat and long-sleeved shirt for added protection.
8. Walk in the center of trails to avoid overhanging grass and brush.
9. After being outdoors, remove, wash and dry clothing at a high temperature; inspect body carefully
and properly remove any attached ticks.
10. Clear brush and tall grass around house and at the edges of gardens.
For More Information Contact:
Your health care provider
Your local health department
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services website at www.nj.gov/health
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Communicable
Disease Service at 609-588-7500
The CDC website at