Nurse

Nurse's Station

Carole Capitanelli R.N. - RM School Nurse

Nursing Updates

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Information For Parents:

Absence and Tardy

We need to know that every child is safe. Please call us when you know your child will be absent or late for any reason. We ask that you call before 8:30 AM on the day of the absence or lateness.The answering machine is always on! All students arriving late to school must sign in at the Main Office.

Child Safe Number: 973-263-7308 extension 1

Children who are ill

When To Keep Your Child Home: http://www.pthsd.k12.nj.us/pdf/keep_child_home.pdf.

 

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Head lice (pediculosis) infestation is common in the United States among children 3 – 12 years of age. Head lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for the spread of any disease. The most common symptom of lice infestation is itching. If you notice your child scratching his or her head often, especially behind the ears or at the nape of the neck, check for lice. Also, do frequent checks when you know of a lice outbreak in your child’s school.

Please see the instructions for treatment of head lice. You may also refer to the Classroom Lice Notifications that are sent home with your child for treatment instructions during a lice outbreak in school.

Please visit the following websites for additional information regarding treatment of head lice infestation.

www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/parents.html

www.headlice.org

NJ Department of Health Bed Bug Resources:

· Guidelines for Use of Steri-Fab or Microban for Sanitizing/Disinfecting Mattresses, Bedding and/or Upholstered Furniture (PDF 13K)

· Bed Bug Control for Homes (PDF 18K)

· Bed Bug Fact Sheet (PDF 169K)

· Bed Bug Inspections and Remediation (March 2010) (PDF 42K)

 
Travelers' Health

TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is a federal
agency in the Department of Health and Human Services.The CDC investigates, diagnoses and tries to control or prevent diseases. They have a website that offers information to assist travelers and their health-care providers in deciding the vaccines,medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

The CDC offers important tips to help you and your family stay healthy while you are abroad. This includes information on communicable diseases specific to the area you may be traveling to, and the vaccines or medication to prevent them. Information is specific to the part of the world that you will be traveling to.

Please visit http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travelwhen planning trips over seas. Their recommendations are available to assist you to keep your family healthy during your trip.

Family Life Program

As part of our Family Life program, we are offering you the opportunity to preview the family life films and materials that we use in connection with our health curriculum. These materials have been approved by our Board of Education and are used as a basis for class discussion.

Fourth grade students will be viewing their family life lesson films on Friday 2/3/17. 

Fifth grade students will be viewing their family life lesson films on Friday 1/27/17.

Parent permission forms have been sent home.

Please review the information and return the bottom portion to your child's homeroom teacher.

We value the opportunity for you to preview these films before your children see them. Please call me if you have any questions.
nurse's line 973-263-7308 Extension 2

Amended immunization Requirements

5th Grade Scoliosis Screening

Topics of interest

 

 

Emergency Information

It is very important that we have current and valid telephone numbers in order to reach you in the event of an emergency or illness during the school day. Be sure to update your child's emergency information yearly in Genesis via the Parent Portal.

If it is necessary for your child to take medication in school, we are required to adhere to a strict medication policy. Please inquire with the nurse regarding this procedure if the medication must be taken during school hours.

No child is allowed to carry any medication with them at anytime, this includes cough drops which could be a potential choking concern.

Immunizations

If your child receives any new immunizations throughout the school year please send a copy in to the nurse when the immunization is received. This will help to ensure an accurate health record for your child throughout their future school years.

If you have any concerns and would like to meet with me,
please call and we can set up a time for an appointment that is convenient for you. 973-263-7308 Extension 2

I try to check my email twice a day, if you have an urgent matter please call the nurse's line 973-263-7308 Extension 2

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