Welcome to the Bee Meadow School Health Office



  • Wendy Busby

    BSN CSN RN

    Josephine Ferdinandi
    Secretarial Assistant


    (973) 515-2421
    Email: wendy.busby@hanovertwpschools.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 and parents that all children are safe and accounted for every day.

    The subject of your email should read: “LAST NAME and HOMEROOM” Attendance
    (Ex. BUSBY KC - 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 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

    • 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 and 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 and are symptom free/feel well for their return.  Be sure to mention strep when leaving a message on the absentee line.

    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 and that parents notified to come for the child. 

Physical Exams & Immunizations

  • PHYSICAL EXAMS
    All children are required to have a complete physical examination by the family physician before being admitted to school.  Click HERE for the form.
    Although it is not required, it is highly recommended that your child have a physical exam by your primary care physician 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 ENTRY

    • 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 ENTRY

    • 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 first birthday
    • 1 dose of Varicella given on or after the first birthday
    • 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine

    FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS

    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. 

    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 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 a new medication.  It is also helpful to let me know if there are any social/emotional changes in your family.  Factors at home that often affect children's coping abilities may include a new baby, a sick grandparent, a death, divorce, or other stressors.  Please feel free to reach out at any time.  

Covid-19 Parent Resources

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 and prescription drugs.  All medication must be inthe original container.  And finally, medication must be transported to and from school by an adult.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation! 

Health Screenings

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    During the year the school nurse performs the following health services:
    • Measurement of height, weight and BMI
    • Vision and hearing testing
    • Scoliosis screening of 4th and 5th grade students
    • Blood Pressure screenings of all students