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School Nurse

Thank you for visiting my page. I will use it to keep you appraised of various health concerns here at Washington and to share information pertinent to the health and wellbeing of your child. To contact me via email just click on my name. 
 
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. 
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
 
Under this guidance we have developed several COVID-19 procedures, these include:
  • Screening for all athletes, staff, faculty and once our students return they too will be screened.
  • Intensive cleaning before, during and after the school day.
  • Setting up the classrooms to maintain social distancing.
  • All staff, faculty and students must wear masks in the building.
  • Handwashing and sanitizing stations throughout the buildings.
 
How you can help:
  • Monitor your child's health by taking daily temperatures
  • Keep your child home if unwell
  • Pick up your child promptly if he or she becomes unwell during the school day
  • Follow the travel restriction guidelines
  • Prepare your child to wear a mask and practice social distancing in school
 
Face Masks
 
What you need to know if your child feels unwell at school:
 
Under the guidance of the NJ Department of Health, the following health procedures will be implemented once the students return to in person learning.
 
Flowchart for COVID 19
 
 
 
 
When a student complains of not feeling well at school:
 
 
Symptoms of COVID-19
 
 
If a student presents with one or more symptoms consistent with COVID-19 symptoms that student will be isolated in school and sent home as soon as possible.

As per the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines that student can return to school when:


  1. He or she is seen by a healthcare provider and it is determined that:
    • No COVID-19 testing is required AND are the student is provided an alternative diagnosis in writing by the healthcare provider,

 OR

    • He or she receives a negative COVID-19 test 
  1. If the decision is made not to see a healthcare provider:
    • The student MUST stay home from school for 10 days from when symptoms first appeared, AND
    • MUST be fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications, AND
    • All other symptoms are improving (Loss of taste and smell can persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation​)
 
A student who has been in contact with someone with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis must stay home for 14 days.
 
If you, your child or any member of  your household tests positive for COVID-19, please contact your school nurse and building administrator as soon as possible.
If a student tests positive he or she must stay home for 10 days and may return after 10 days once fever free without fever reducing medication and symptoms are reducing.
 
Contact tracing will be done by the local health department and all contacts, as determined by the health department, will be required to quarantine for 14 days  Areas where the infected person was present will be closed for 24 hours and then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
 
School closing will be determined by the Department of Health and the Board of Education.
 
 
 
OUTBREAK PROTOCOLS
If a member of our community receives a diagnosis of COVID-19, all decisions regarding isolation, quarantine, and school closings will be made by the Board of Education and the Livingston Department of Health, under the firm guidelines laid out by the NJ Department of Health.
COVID-19 OUTBREAK GUIDELINES