FRENCHTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NURSEAmy Gercie, School NursePhone 908-996-2751 Ext. 7203Fax 908-996-3599E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.orgAs your school nurse I am here to help you! In addition to caring for students who are ill or have chronic health problems, or are injured at school, school nurses also administer medication, provide individualized health teaching, assessment and referral for health problems, provide health education, and serve as a general resource to connect your child with other agencies or providers in our community. I, your school nurse, will work closely with you, student’s teachers, counselors, and principals to support your student in the educational setting.Should My Child Stay Home?Sometimes your child wakes in the morning not feeling well and it can be hard to judge if they are well enough to attend school that day. Your child should stay home if she/he has experienced any of the symptoms listed below in the previous twenty-four hours:
Medication PolicySome children with chronic illnesses or disabilities require medication during the school day. If you anticipate that your child will require medical attention at times and you would like to have medicine in the health office, please submit a school medication form found below under forms.Guidelines for the administration of medication in schools, determined by the NJ Department of Education and outlined in Frenchtown Board of Education Policy 5141.2:
- Elevated temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater
- Acute cold, sore throat or persistent cough
- Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
- Repeated diarrhea
- Red or inflamed eyes/lids
- Suspected and/or untreated impetigo, scabies or lice
- The parent or guardian should provide written permission to administer the medication.
- All medications, prescribed and over-the-counter medications, should be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the original and appropriately labeled container.
- All medications, prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, must be accompanied by a written and signed order from a legal prescriber (physician, dentist or nurse practitioner), including the diagnosis or type of illness, the name of the drug, dosage, and time of administration. Inhalers for asthma may be carried by older, responsible students who have parent and physician consent in writing.
- Medication orders are to be renewed, in writing, by both parent/guardian and healthcare provider, at the beginning of each school year.
- When a medication becomes outdated or no longer necessary, the parent/guardian must pick up any unused portions of the medicine.
Helpful Links for Your Family Regarding COVID-19:
How to Talk to Your Children about the CoronavirusImmunization InformationFor a complete list of immunizations required for school attendance:FormsNoticesState of NJ Parent Resources Webpage