Here are a few helpful websites for the COVID-19 pandemic:
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource Communicating with the children about the current situation and other helpful tips!!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T98gqC-yanU Proper hand washing video. I always make people wash their hands when they come see me...right students????
Katrina Mani BSN, RN, NJ-CSN
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
908-735-7929 ext. 214
I am available to the school community via email and office phone. I check both frequently during the day. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me! I am here to serve my FTS family!
Hunterdon County Health Department has many resources that are available to help the community with many needs. I can certainly help you navigate the system as well.
Here is how YOU can help our community:
Hunterdon Helpline has been operating as usual, 24-7, during this difficult time. We continue to provide all our services and connect to those in the community that are still operational.
People in need, particularly our vulnerable populations, should contact Helpline if in need of food deliveries. As is our usual custom, we determine what services fit them the best based upon their information and make sure they receive the food they need either through our volunteer base or appropriate organizations, such as food pantries and Meals on Wheels, that can accommodate them.
Please also send people wishing to volunteer our way. They will be matched with the appropriate programs/services/organizations. We are doing this in a safe and organized fashion so that our vulnerable populations receiving services, as well as those giving, are safe and protected.
All information -to the best of our daily updates - regarding community services/needs is listed on our Community Information page where our Relief Services Volunteer Application can be downloaded:
The information below is for our normal procedural day.
As the school nurse, I am always on surveillance and work closely with the Department of Health on monitoring what is happening in our community.
Please let me know what symptoms your child is experiencing when you call them out of school. This is the only way I can be aware of what is happening in the school!
It is helpful for me to know what symptoms your child is experiencing when the child is called out sick. Please call and/or email the secretary, the teacher and the nurse by 9AM the day the child will be out. This will help with the communication process as well. You will need to call/email each day the child is out.
The secretary and/or the nurse will call to check on the whereabouts of a child who is not called/emailed out for safety reasons. Again, as the nurse, it is helpful for me to know what symptoms your child is experiencing.
Welcome to the School Nurse’s site. Here are some tips to help your child have a healthy and successful school year:
Your child should eat breakfast each day before school. One of the main reasons students are seen with the complaint of headache or stomachache is due to hunger. Please provide enough food for snack time as well for sports. On half days, the cafeteria is not open, so please send food.
We need to know that every child is safe! Please call the attendance line before 9:00 AM and leave a message whenever your child is absent or late for any reason.
Illnesses such as the common cold, minor sore throat or cough can be managed at school. Your child should be kept home if there is a fever of 100 degrees or more, vomiting or diarrhea. Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medicines) before the child returns to school. Please notify the school nurse if your child develops a contagious illness or condition such as Strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, etc... Refer to the last page of the Parent Handbook for information on contagious illnesses, restrictions and exclusion from school.
Please do not send medications to school with your child. All medications, including over-the-counter, must be given to the school nurse in their original container and be accompanied by a physicians order. A parent/guardian signature is also required. The only medications students are allowed to carry with them and/or self-administer are those medications needed for potentially life-threatening illnesses such as inhalers for asthma and an EpiPen for severe allergic reactions. A student may carry these medications only when the prescribing physician has given written authorization that the student may carry the medication. Medications must be renewed at the start of each school year. Medication listed on the Emergency Form and approved by the School Doctor can be administered with written consent of a parent/guardian. Cough Drops may be sent to school with your child. A note from the parent must accompany the cough drops, giving the school nurse permission to dispense them to your child. There will be a temperature check every time there is a request for a cough drop. One drop will be given in the morning and one in the afternoon only. AFTER THREE CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF TAKING THE COUGH DROPS, they will be sent home/discontinued. A doctor’s note will need to be sent to the health office in order to continue dispensing cough drops to your child.
It is important that the school nurse be able to reach a parent/guardian in the event of illness, injury or an emergency. Updated information is obtained at the beginning of each school year. If the information changes during the course of the year, please notify the office.
Inform the school nurse of any changes in your child’s health status. Examples include: a new diagnosis of asthma, recent sprain/fracture, pediculosis (lice), or recent hospitalization.