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School Nurse » Nurse's Corner

Nurse's Corner

Washington School Nurse
973-218-7500
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Thank you for visiting my page. I will use it to keep you apprised of various health concerns here at Washington School and to share information pertinent to the health and well-being of your child. To contact me via email just click on my name. 
Millburn School District is carefully monitoring and responding to information as we receive it, surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our students, staff, faculty and community is our highest priority. We receive our information from the Centers for Disease Control CDC, as well as the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH, our local health department LHD Johns Hopkins University Center for Science and Engineering JHU and the US State Department State Department Travel Advisory
For more detailed information on our COVID-19 protocols please click on the COVID-19 tab on the right hand side of this page.
 
Incoming concerns:
All students are new to Washington so if your student has any health concerns please notify the school nurse as soon as possible. This is especially important for students with life-threatening allergies and chronic health concerns such as diabetes and asthma. 
 
Medication and the necessary accompanying paperwork from the physician, must be submitted to the nurse's office at the beginning of every school year. It's always best not to wait until there is an immediate need.
 
This also applies if your child gets frequent headaches or has seasonal allergies. Over-the-counter medications can be stored in the nurse's office and administered by the school nurse as long as the physician has signed the appropriate paperwork.
 
Please see the links to the health forms you might need in the box on the right side of this page.
 
Fifth Grade Puberty Education
Mr. Hogan and Mrs O'Gorman will host this program in November. Mr. Hogan will be with the boys and Mrs. O'Gorman, the girls. Parents will be notified of the exact date once it is confirmed. These talks are informative, non-threatening, fun and respectful. This is NOT sex education, it is a discussion about changing bodies, health, growth and hygiene. For your convenience I am posting links to the video you student will view at the time of the discussion. 
 
 
Immunizations
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all students receive annual influenza vaccinations.
TDAP and Meningococcal are required immunizations under state law that must be given on or around the 11 year birthday. These immunizations are required in 6th grade but if your child receives them during 5th grade please send in an updated immunization record from your child's physician, to the nurse at Washington school. 

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MILLBURN SCHOOLS COVID 19 TESTING

The District is continuing to coordinate with Back to Work Solutions to provide weekly PCR Covid-19 testing, and we hope all of our school community will take advantage of it on a weekly basis, to keep our students and staff safe and healthy and in school.

 

Tests are offered at Millburn High School on Tuesdays, from 3:15 to 5:30 pm, and at Hartshorn School on Thursdays, from 4:15 - 6:15 pm. 

 

To sign up, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Register for a Telemed online appointment. Meet online with a Telemed doctor to get your prescription for testing. 
  2. The Telemed doctor will approve you for Covid testing, and email you a prescription for the Covid test, and a link to sign up for an appointment at the school test site/time of your choice.
  3. You must print out and bring the paper prescription with you for your PCR test to be sent to the lab. They cannot use information from your phone. The schools do not have printers available.  If you forget the form you will need to return home to print it out.

LINKS: 

Register Here:  https://backtoworksolutions.com/MillburnPSD.html

 Get more information on the testing process and FAQ’s here.

 BILLING QUESTIONS?  GET ANSWERS HERE.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRINT OUT THE PRESCRIPTION THAT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.  YOU MUST HAVE THE PAPER PRESCRIPTION WITH YOU FOR EACH PERSON BEING TESTED.