• Nurse's Corner

    Ms. Bassman

    School Nurse

    Sbassman@hamilton.k12.nj.us

    (609) 631-4166  ext 2855

     Google Classroom Code: 5brrx5v

     

     

    Coronavirus Resources

    Talking to Your Children about Covid-19 a Resource for Parents 

    Don't Touch Your Face Game

    The Spaghetti Exercise

    The Turtle Exercise

     

    Mental Health Resources

     

    Mental Health Resources 

     

    Health Insurance Information

    New Jersey Familycare

    If you do not have health insurance you can also call the Hamilton Township Health Department for info on immunizations and school physicals at (609) 890- 3647.  They are located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue in Hamilton.

     

     

     Some Important reminders

     

    Attendance

    Parents must notify the school when your child is going to be absent for the day. Call 631-4166 and press prompt 4 for the Attendance Line. Leave a message that includes the date of absence, the student’s name, teacher and reason for absence. When we do not recieve an abscence call we will call home to make sure the student is safe and accountable for. During Flu season it is important to remember when leaving a message that you include symptoms of flu, cough or fever. Do not request homework on this line. You may call the Main Office and leave a message for the teacher.

     

    Medications

     NO child is to take or carry PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS to school (cough drops, Tylenol, allergy medication, etc.)  If a child, by order of a physician must receive medications in school, District policy requires both parent and physician signature prior to administrating medication. Therefore, a prescription label IS NOT acceptable in lieu of an MD’s order. A written order must be obtained.  These forms are available in the nurse’s office or they can be downloaded from forms and documents below.  MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER WITH THE PRESCRIPTION ORDER VISIBLE. 

     

    -Medication administration form

    -Asthma Action Plan

    -Food Allergy and Anaphylactic Emergency Care Plan

    -Seizure Emergency Action Plan

     

    Emergency numbers

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

     

    Illness Exclusion

    Many of the schools in the Hamilton Township School District are experiencing an increased incidence of communicable disease such as strMep throat and gastrointestinal illness. We are asking your cooperation to help insure the health of the entire school community. The following guidelines are meant to control the spread of communicable disease in the classroom. 

    Fever Any student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be excluded from school and must not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever reducing medication. (Tylenol, Ibuprofen) 

    Cough Students that are coughing continuously should remain at home if the cough interferes with the child’s ability or the ability of other students to concentrate on their schoolwork. 

    Vomiting Any student who vomits will be excluded from school and should not return to school until they are free from vomiting for at least 24 hours and can tolerate normal meals. 

    Strep Throat (streptococcal infections) Please notify the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with strep throat. Students must be on antibiotics and fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. 

    Pink Eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) Students must be on an antibiotic for 24 hours and have no purulent discharge from the eye. 

    Please consider the following symptoms as indications of illness: 

    • A fever of 100 degrees or higher 
    • A prolonged colored nasal discharge accompanied by other symptoms 
    • Persistent cough 
    • Upset stomach 
    • Diarrhea 
    • Headache and/or irritability 

    Please consider the health of your child and that of the entire school as you make your decision to send your child to school. One sick child can expose an entire classroom of students to infection. 

     

    Food Allergies and Classroom Celebrations

     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.

    For holiday celebrations please check with your classroom teacher.

     

    Health Screenings

    Your child's annual health screenings for height, weight, vision and hearing take place through out the school year. You will receive notification of the results of your child's screening if there are any concerns which need to be followed up by his or her doctor. If there are any recommendations for further evaluation (such as failed vision screen), please take the screening notification form with you to the doctors and return it to the nurse with results of the follow up. If you need assistance obtaining follow up or have financial difficulties, please contact the nurse for a list of resources available to you.

     

     

     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.

     

    5th grade parents

    All students entering the 6th grade are required to receive 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 the nurse's office.  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 and bring the appointment letter to the middle school nurse. 

    5th Grade Immunizations English

    5th grade immunizations Creole

    5th Grade Immunizations Spanish

     

     

    Kindergarten Registration

    -All Kindergarten students entering Sunnybrae should bring to registration and have reviewed by the school nurse:

     -A health history form completed by parent.

    - Universal Health record/ Physical completed by their doctor. 

    -Completed up to date immunization records.

     If you do not have a doctor you can call the Hamilton Township health Department at 609-890-3884.  They are located at 2100 Greenwood Avenue, Hamilton, New Jersey 08650. They offer free physicals and immunizations to Hamilton students who do not have health insurance or their health insurance does not cover immunizations or physicals.

     

     

Health Services Forms and Documents