Elementary School Nurse

Newsletter Health Office

 

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 72 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 72 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.

Regards,

Wendy Stoffels, RN
phone: 973-823-7000 ext. 8220
fax: 973-827-6845
email: [email protected]

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.

STAY AWAY FROM THE REAR WHEELS OF THE BUS AT ALL TIMES

Medications

  • All medications must be brought in by a responsible adult and MUST be in the original container and labeled with your child’s name and grade. All OTC medications must have written permission from parent (see form for medication permission).

  • If your child uses an EpiPen and/or an inhaler, please supply the health office with the needed medications and supporting documentation (Asthma Action Plan or Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan). Links to both forms are below.

  • Please consult with your child’s doctor or nurse practitioner with any health concerns.

Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

COVID guideline update

OTC Medication Request Form

Asthma Action Plan

Health Office Guidelines 2020