Nurse's Corner

  • Mrs. Petersack
    School Nurse
    p: 631-4155 option 3
    e: ppetersack@hamilton.k12.nj.us


    Mrs. Petersack is the school nurse at Kuser Elementary School.   She is in her office from 8:30 AM until 3:40 PM daily.   If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to call her at 631-4155 extension #3.

    Please be sure your emergency cards are kept up-to-date.   It is very important that Mrs. Petersack is able to contact a parent or other person designated on the card to pick-up your child when they are injured or sick.  The district policy for returning to school after an illness is that they  fever-free for 24 hours.  This means that there has been no fever without Tylenol, Motrin or Advil.   If your child has been vomiting, they must be tolerating normal meals before returning to school.(Please see the Illness Exclusion letter below for more information)  If your child requires medication, please obtain a medication form from the health office.   Once you have the physician fill out the form and you have signed it, the medication should be brought to school by the parent in a labeled container from the pharmacy.   If you are at the doctor’s office and they decide that your child needs medication at school, have them write it on a prescription pad and you then can sign the medication form when you bring the medication into school.

    Please remember to call the school and leave a message in the attendance mailbox if your child is going to be late or out sick.   This takes you a few moments and prevents Mrs. Petersack from having to call you in the morning, and at times waking you after you have been up all night with your sick child or disturbing you on your cell phone when you are at the doctor’s office. It is also a safety issue.   

    Again, please do not hesitate to call Mrs. Petersack anytime if you would like to discuss a health issues, up-date your child’s health record with new health information, or just have a question or concerns.  

    Attention 5th Grade Parents:
    All students entering the 6th grade are required to have received one dose of Tdap(Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis) and one dose of a meningococcal-containing vaccine.  Your student will bring home reminder notices.  Once the vaccines are given, please send documentation of these immunizations to Mrs. Petersack.  Any student whose 11th birthday falls after the start of school should have an appointment and get the immunizations as close to their birthday as possible. (Please see the  Immunizations for 6th Grade Entrance letter below)

     

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