Nurse's Corner

  • Mrs. Callaghan
    School Nurse
    p: 631-4153, option #3
    e: ecallaghan@hamilton.k12.nj.us


    Welcome to Kisthardt Elementary, home of the Kisthardt Comets!

    I look forward to working together to promote the health and safety of your child here at Kishardt school. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health, please do not hesitate to call, email or just stop by my office. 

     

    Some Important reminders

    Attendance

    Please remember to call the Attendance line, 631-4153,option #4 ,or my office, 631-4153, option #3,  when your child will be late or absent from school.

    Medications

    All medications given at school requires medication forms to be filled out by the physician and parent (see My Resources to download a copy).
    All medications must be in it's original pharmacy labeled container.
    All medications must be brought to and from school by an adult.

    Emergency Numbers

    Please remember to update contact numbers. It is very important to be able to contact you in the event your child is sick or injured.

    Absence Due to Fever

    Any child who has a temperature of 100* or more may not be in school. Please do not send your child back to school unless they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of tylenol or other fever reducing medications.

    Health Records

    Records are maintained for each student. Please notify the health office of any changes in your child's health- including a new allergy/ allergic reaction, injury, hospitalization, illness/ disease or other health condition, so that the student's file can be kept up to date.

    Health Screenings

    Screenings include blood pressure, height, weight, vision and hearing. Color perception screening is done in first grade. Scoliosis screening is done every other year beginning at age 10. If a referral is sent home please have the physician complete the form and return it to the nurse's office. 

    Food Allergies

     Food allergies are a serious issue in the classroom. Please be respectful of those children with allergies so that they may safely enjoy the celebration. Please remember that all food brought into school for celebrations must be approved by the principal and school nurse. 

    We are encouraging food free celebrations. A few suggestions are reading a book, playing a game, or giving out pencils, or erasers. Thank you for your cooperation with this matter.

Health Services Forms and Documents