Welcome to the Bee Meadow School Health Office



  • Brianna Grasso
    BSN, RN, CSN-NJ
     
    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.

Illness

  • 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

  • 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

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

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Physical Examinations & Immunizations

  • PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS
     
    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)

    PRESCHOOL IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

    • 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.

    KINDERGARTEN IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE

    • 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

    FIFTH GRADE PARENTS

    ALL INCOMING SIXTH 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 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.