Salem Drive School Health Office



  • Welcome to the Salem Drive Health Office!

     

    Amy Bellomo, RN, BSN, CSN

    Hours: 8:30am - 3:20pm
    Office Telephone: 973-515-2442
    Fax: 973-515-5008


    ​Lori Wilczak, Secretarial Assistant
     

    Please feel free to contact me with your questions and concerns.  The health and well-being of your child is important to us.  Healthy children learn better! 

Policies

  • Health Office Policies

    1. Please be sure to report your child’s absence and symptoms of illness prior to the start of the school day by calling the absentee phone number 973-515-2418.  Be sure to mention any diagnosed illnesses such as flu, strep, conjunctivitis, or pneumonia.  
    2. Students who have been ill with a fever or vomiting should remain at home until symptom free for 24 hours.
    3. Students with conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) should remain home for 24 hours after the start of antibiotic therapy and until free of purulent discharge.
    4. Students who are diagnosed with a streptococcal infection (strep throat) are to be excluded from school for at least 24 hours after the start of antibiotic therapy and are symptom free/feel well for their return.  Be sure to mention strep when leaving a message on the absentee line.
    5. Medications cannot be given to a child without a completed authorization form signed by the parent and the physician.  This includes all prescirption and over the counter medications. 
    6. Students are not allowed to carry medication.  A responsible adult should deliver the medications to the health office.
    7. Height, weight, blood pressure, vision, and hearing screenings are done annually.  Parents will be notified if results fall outside the range of normal.
    8. Scoliosis Screening are performed for the 4th and 5th grade students annually.  

  • For 5th Grade Students Interested in Athletics at Memorial Junior School:

    Click Here for required medical forms

    Click Here for information regarding physical exam dates


    NJ State Immunization Requirements for School Entry

     *NOTE ALL INCOMING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING NJ STATE MANDATED IMMUNIZATIONS:

    • One dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis) given no earlier than the 10th birthday.
    • One dose of meningococcal-containing vaccine given on or after the 11th birthday.      

    If your child has already received any of these immunization, please submit records to the health office. 

     

     

Information

Helpful Resources

  • Helpful Resources

    The staff at Atlantic Healthy Schools recommends the following resources for parents, children, teens and educators.

     

    Parents

    Advocacy

    Cap4Kids - The Children's Advocacy Project of America
    Lists social service agencies for families who need help, including after-school programs, mental health, teen resources, and many useful handouts.

    Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
    Provides a voice for the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

    Allergy and Asthma

    Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE)
    Dedicated site for kids, teens and adults with valuable information from the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

    American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
    Provides information about asthma and allergies.

    Allergy & Asthma Network (Mothers of Asthmatics)
    Helps parents and children cope with allergies and asthma.

    Attention Deficit Disorder

    National Institute of Mental Health
    Facts about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

    Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity-Disorder (CHADD)
    Provides education, advocacy and support to individuals and families.

    Autism

    Autism New Jersey
    Provides information about advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation.

    Dental Issues

    American Dental Association
    Provides useful information about fluoride, cavities and more.

    American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    Provides a pediatric dentist search tool as well as education and resources for families.

    General Health

    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Provides information about mental health disorders and resources for children and teens.

    Centers for Disease Control
    Provides a wealth of information on many health topics.

    KidsHealth
    Information for parents, kids and teens from Nemours Foundation.

    InsureKidsNow
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's national campaign to link the nation's 10 million uninsured children to free and low-cost health insurance.

    Mental Health

    A-Z Disorder Guide
    Provides information on 35 common childhood psychiatric disorders, including signs, symptoms and treatment options.

    National Institute of Mental Health
    Offers information on anxiety disorders, depression, "the teenage brain" and much more.

    Nutrition and Fitness

    Kid-FIT
    Goryeb Children's Hospital offers two Kid-FIT programs, one for children ages 6-11 and another for teens ages 12-21, to teach overweight children and teens how to make healthier lifestyle choices.

    Fooducate
    Dedicated to helping families make better food choices. Offers a free app to scan grocery store products and enable more healthful food choices.

    ChooseMyPlate
    Interactive tools from the U.S. Department of Agriculture help teach parents and children about nutrition and healthful food choices.

    Eat Smart Play Hard
    The Kansas State Department of Education presents information on how to eat more healthfully and be more physically active.

    Safety

    American Association of Poison Control Centers
    Offers information information for poison safety and education.

    Safe Kids Worldwide
    Dedicated to preventing childhood injury, with great guidelines for car seats, fire safety and poison prevention, as well as links for recalls and more.

    Safe Routes to School
    A federal, state and local effort to enable and encourage children, including those with disabilities, to walk or bike to school.

    Travel

    Centers for Disease Control
    Provides information on health-related travel topics.

    Vaccinations

    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Provides specific information about immunizations.

    Institute for Vaccine Safety
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health presents independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety.

     

    Children

    General Health

    BAM! Body and Mind
    The Centers for Disease Control provides information and games for kids on issues related to diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, physical health and general life issues. There is also information for teachers on how to use BAM! topics in the classroom.

    Nutrition and Fitness

    MyPlate Kids' Place
    Helps kids ages 6-11 choose more healthful foods and proper serving sizes.

    Kidnetic
    A website will healthy activities, recipes and fun games for kids. There is also a parent page with tips on how to get the whole family involved in making more healthful food choices, managing portion sizes, and getting active together.

    The Amazing Food Detective
    An interactive game that helps students in grades K-3 understand the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.

    Teens

    General Health

    TeenHealthFX
    An online health resource affiliated with Morristown Medical Center that provides information for teenagers on issues related to physical health, emotional well-being, relationships, sports/nutrition, drugs and alcohol and sexual health.

    StayTeen
    Information for and by teens delivered in teen-friendly messages from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

    TeensHealth
    Accurate information and advice for teens about various health-related issues.

    Center for Young Women's Health
    Information for teen girls and young women on a variety of health topics, as well as information on special health education programs and conferences.

    Young Men's Health
    Information for teen boys and young men on a variety of health topics.

    Planned Parenthood
    Offers info for teens about issues related to sexual health, including educational quizzes and games.

    LGBTQ Issues

    The Trevor Project
    Dedicated to ending the disproportionately high rates of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

    Centers for Disease Control
    Offers resources for LGBT youth and their friends.

    Youth Resource
    A site created by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people.

    GSA
    A national youth leadership organization that connects school-based Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) to each other and community resources through peer support, leadership development, and training.

    GLSEN
    Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network
       
    PFLAG
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 

    Mental Health

    Strength of Us
    The National Alliance on Mental Illness's resource center and social networking site for young adults living with mental health conditions.

    MentalHelp.net
    Promotes mental health and wellness education and advocacy.

    S.A.F.E. Alternatives 
    A nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base that is committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behaviors.  

    Mental Health America
    Provides student mental health tips and information for parents and students.

     

    Educators

    Advocacy

    Cap4Kids - The Children's Advocacy Project of America
    Lists social service agencies for families who need help, including after-school programs, mental health, teen resources, and many useful handouts.

    Children's Defense Fund (CDF)
    Provides a voice for the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves, particularly poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown.

    Fitness and Nutrition

    Fuel Up to Play 60
    An in-school nutrition and physical activity program that encourages kids to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

    Action for Healthy Kids
    Fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

    Healthy Schools Program
    The Alliance for a Healthier Generation's initiative to create and sustain healthy environments where your students can learn better and flourish.

    NEA Health Information Network: Playing Smart
    Helping communities gain access to local school facilities like gyms, fields, basketball courts, and playgrounds.

    Eat Smart Play Hard
    The Kansas State Department of Education presents information on how to eat more healthfully and be more physically active.

    General Health

    BAM! Body and Mind
    The Centers for Disease Control provides information and games for kids on issues related to diseases, food and nutrition, physical activity, safety, physical health and general life issues. There is also information for teachers on how to use BAM! topics in the classroom.

    School Mental Health
    Offers school mental health resources not only for clinicians, but also for educators, administrators, parents/caregivers, families, and students.