Salem Drive School Health Office

  • Salem Drive School

    Health Office

    Rosanna Mead, RN BSN CSN

    Anne Hamtil, Secretarial Assistant

    Phone: 973-515-2442         Fax: 973-515-5008

    email address:

    absentee email:


  • Reporting your child absent

    Parents must report their children absent if they will not be attending school for the day.  To do so, please send an email to prior to the start of the school day.  Be sure to include your child's name, grade, teacher, and reason for absence.  Please include specific details related to the illness.  


    The nurse is responsible for determining whether or not a student is free of symptosm and therefore eligible to return to school.  In order to prevent the spead of communicable disease and to insure rapid recovery with a minimun of after effects, parents should keep children at home with they show evidence of any symptoms listed here:

    vomiting, sore throat, pain, headache, skin eruption/rash, red or discharging eyes, fever, runny nose, earache, enlarged glands, chills, coughing

    When to Keep Your Child Home

    The school nurse does not diagnose illness.  If any of the above symptoms are found in a child at school, the child will be excluded and that parents notified to come for the child.  

    General Guidelines for Control of Outbreaks in Schools

    Illness-Related COVID-19 Guidance

    Physical Examinations

    All transfer and kindergarten children are required to have a complete physical examination by the family physician before being admitted to school.  Forms to be completed by the physician are accessed through the online registation process.  If you need a second copy, click HERE.  Mantoux Intradermal Tuberlin Tests are required only for those who meet the criteria found HERE.  

    Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that your child have a physical exam yearly by your primary care physician or at least once during each developmental stage

    1. Early Childhood (preschool through grade 3)
    2. Pre-adolescence (grade 4-6)
    3. Adolescence (grades 7-12)


    Medications cannot be given to a child without a completed authorization form signed by the parent and the physician.  This includes all prescription and over the counter medications.  If medication must be administered during school hours, please find the required form here.  All medications are to be stored in the nurse's office. 

    Also note: Students are not allowed to carry medication.  A responsible adult should deliver the medications to the health office.

    Yearly Screenings

    • Height, weight, blood pressure, vision, and hearing screenings are done annually for all students. 
    • Parents will be notified if results fall outside the range of normal.  
    • Scoliosis Screening are performed for the 4th and 5th grade students annually.  

    Allergy and Asthma Management

    Immunization Requirements


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information