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Learning about the Rings of Responsibility through the Digital Citizenship unit. 

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Remember to wash your hands to stay healthy as the seasons change. 

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Nearpod enhancing instruction and providing every-student response opportunities throughout the lesson. 

School Nurse » Nurse's Corner

Nurse's Corner

Washington School Nurse
TEL 973-218-7500 Press 5
FAX 973-314-4995
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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. 
New to Washington School 
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.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all students receive a COVID 19 vaccination and an 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 turns 11 and receives them during 5th grade please send in an updated immunization record from your child's physician, to the nurse at Washington school. 
Scoliosis Screening
All 5th grade students will be screened for scoliosis unless the "opt out" box has been selected on PowerSchool. This usually happens in the Spring.