Welcome to the Bee Meadow School Health Office

  • Brianna Grasso
    Lori Buonaiuto
    Secretarial Assistant
    Contact Information
    Phone: (973) 515-2421
    Email: brianna.grasso@htboe.org

Sick Days

  • If your child is going to be tardy or absent, please email bmsattendance@hanovertwpschools.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 and HOMEROOM - Attendance"
    • Example: GRASSO 1C - Attendance
    In the body of the email, please include:
    • 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 support recovery with a minimum of after effects, parents/guardians should keep children at home when they show evidence of any symptoms listed below:

    • vomiting
    • sore throat
    • pain
    • headache
    • skin eruption/rash
    • reddened/discharging eyes
    • fever
    • runny nose
    • earache
    • enlarged glands
    • chills
    • coughing

    Students who have been ill with a fever or vomiting should remain at home until symptom free for 24 hours.

    • Students with conjunctivitis (pink eye) should remain home for 24 hours after the start of antibiotic therapy & until free of purulent discharge.
    • 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. They should be symptom free/feel well upon their return.

    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.


  • 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. And finally, medication must be transported to & from school by an adult. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Health Screenings

    During the school year, the school nurse will perform the following health screenings as recommended by age and/or grade level:


Physical Examinations & Immunizations

    All 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)


    • 4 doses of DTaP (diptheria, tetanus & acellular pertussis)
    • 3 doses of Polio vaccine
    • 1 dose HIB vaccine given on or after the first birthday
    • 1 dose Pneumococcal given on or after the first birthday
    • 1 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) given on or after the first birthday
    • 1 Varicella (chickenpox vaccine) given on or after the first birthday
    • 1 dose of Influenza vaccine yearly by December 31st for children up to 59 months of age.


    • 4 doses of DTaP with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday
    • 3 doses of Polio vaccine with one dose given on or after the fourth birthday
    • 2 doses of MMR with one dose given on or after the first birthday
    • 1 dose of Varicella given on or after the first birthday
    • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine



    • One dose of Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis) given no earlier than the tenth 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. 

    Vaccines for Pre-Teens and Teens: What Parents Should Know 

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.