Elementary School Nurse

Welcome to the Hardyston Elementary School health office. This page is for general information. Detailed information along with useful printable forms can be found on my health office web page. To access this page please click on my name below.

Please note the guidelines for keeping sick children home from school located below. Please remember the 24 hour guideline for keeping children home after an episode of vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher. This means that your child should stay home for 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided without the use of fever reducing medications. Please do not treat a fever and send your child to school.

Again, welcome and please feel free to call my office anytime. 973-823-7000 ext. 8220.


Denece Forenback, BSN, RN, CSN


School bus safety:

Have a safe place to wait for your bus, away from traffic and the street.

Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter.

When being dropped off, exit the bus and walk ten giant steps away from the bus.

Use the handrail to enter and exit the bus.

If you have to cross the street, walk at least ten feet in front of the bus. Make sure the bus driver sees you.

Wait for a signal from the bus driver before beginning to cross.

Do not cross the center line of the road until the driver has signaled that it is safe for you to continue walking.