Welcome to the Bee Meadow School Health Office
Brianna GrassoBSN, RN, CSN-NJLori BuonaiutoNurse SecretaryContact InformationPhone: (973) 515-2421Fax: (973) 515-2472
If your child is going to be tardy or absent, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If we do not receive notification in advance or hear from you that day, we must contact a parent or guardian to account for each child’s absence. This protocol assures school officials & parents/guardians that all children are safe & accounted for every day.The subject of your email should read: “Last Name & Homeroom - Attendance"
In the body of the email, please include:
- Example: Grasso 1C - Attendance
- Your child’s name (first & last)
- Your child’s homeroom teacher
- Reason for the absence (be specific)
- If your child normally attends HTSACC, follow their normal procedures
The school nurse is responsible for determining whether or not a student is free of symptoms & therefore eligible to return to school.
In order to prevent the spread of communicable disease & to ensure rapid recovery with minimum after effects, parents/guardians should keep children at home when they show evidence of vomiting, diarrhea, or fever (100°F or above). The child must remain home for 24-48 hours after the symptoms have subsided without the aid of pharmaceuticals.
Read More: 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 & a parent/guardian will be notified to come for his/her child.
If your child is exhibiting other ill symptoms & you are not sure if he/she should attend school, please contact your child's medical provider or the school nurse.
Medications will be given by the school nurse only upon receipt of this medication authorization form. This is required for both over-the-counter & prescription medication. All medication must be in its original (pharmacy) container. Lastly, medication must be transported to & from school by an adult. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
During the school year, the school nurse will perform the following health screenings as recommended by age and/or grade level:
Physical Examinations & Immunizations
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONSAll children are required to have a complete physical examination by a family medical provider before attending school.Click HERE for the physical examination form.
Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that your child has a physical examination by your primary care provider at least once during each developmental stage:
- Early childhood (pre-school through grade 3)
- Pre-adolescence (grades 4-6)
- Adolescence (grades 7-12)
PRESCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
- 4 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis)
- 3 doses of Polio vaccine
- 1 dose of HIB vaccine given on or after the 1st birthday
- 1 dose of Pneumococcal given on or after the 1st birthday
- 1 dose of MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) given on or after the 1st birthday
- 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox vaccine) given on or after the 1st birthday
- 1 dose of Influenza vaccine yearly by December 31st for children up to 59 months of age
KINDERGARTEN IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
- 4 doses of DTaP with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday
- 3 doses of Polio vaccine with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday
- 2 doses of MMR with one dose given on or after the 1st birthday
- 1 dose of Varicella given on or after the 1st birthday
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine (appropriately spaced at a 0, 1, & 6 month schedule)
FIFTH GRADE PARENTS
ALL INCOMING SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THE FOLLOWING NJ STATE MANDATED IMMUNIZATIONS:
- One dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, 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 immunizations, please submit records to the Health Office.
A Message from the School Nurse
In order to provide the best possible care for your child, it is important that I know when/if there has been a change in your child's medical condition. This may include an ear infection, strep throat, a new allergy, scheduled surgery, or new medication. It is also helpful to let me know if there are any social/emotional changes within your family. Factors at home that often impact children's coping abilities may include a new baby, a sick grandparent, death, divorce, or other stressors. Please feel free to reach out at any time.