Health Office

Welcome to Tenakill Middle School!

My name is Jaime Caruso and I am happy to be your school nurse at Tenakill Middle School. I like to welcome you personally, and I look forward to a wonderful and healthy school year. If I can be any assistance to you, please reach me at (201) 768-1332, ext. 42222 or via email. Please review my health office procedure page which will provide you with wonderful information regarding the health office and school health protocols.

New Jersey administrative code citation 8:57 to 8:57-4.20 mandates each student meet certain requirements when entering a New Jersey school. These requirements are listed below in order to make your child’s entry into the Closter School District as easy as possible. Please complete the forms below and return it to the nurse before your child begins school. 

Please notify the nurse if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s health status.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Health Assessment Requirements for Entry into Tenakill Middle School

Entrance Physical Examination: Within 30 days of entry, every new student must have a current physical examination on file. Our form or a universal health record from the pediatrician may be used. These exams are valid for one year from the date on the exam.

Immunization Records: If you are transferring from another New Jersey school, these current records must be provided upon entry. If you are transferring from out of state or out of country, you will have 30 days to present these records. If this requirement is not met within the time allowed, your child will be excluded until these records are received. 

All students who are entering 6th grade and 11 years of age, whichever one comes first, are required to have a TDaP and Meningococcal vaccine

Mantoux (PPD) Testing: Students transferring or born in certain countries with a high incidence of tuberculosis as deemed by the state will be required to have a Mantoux (PPD) skin test for tuberculosis. You may have this test done by your private physician.

These forms must be completed and returned to the school nurse within the designated time frame. Thank you, and welcome to Closter!