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CORONAVIRUS: FOCUS ON QUARANTINE, ISOLATION, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING! 

DEAR PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND STAFF,

   PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE NURSE'S OFFICE VIA EMAIL AT ANY TIME DURING THIS PERIOD AWAY FROM SCHOOL. I WILL TRY MY BEST TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS SURROUNDING COVID-19 BASED UPON THE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION I AM RECEIVING THE THE CDC, THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES, AND THE GLOUCESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

   I ENCOURAGE THAT SHOULD YOU THINK YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 AND DEVELOP A FEVER AND SYMPTOMS, SUCH AS A COUGH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING, THAT YOU CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER FOR MEDICAL ADVICE. ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, YOU WILL FIND WEBSITES WITH FURTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION!

   IN CONCLUSSION, I SEND MY WELL WISHES OUT TO EVERYONE DURING THIS TIME OF UNCERTAINTY. PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO REACH OUT IF YOU NEED ANYTHING!

WARMEST REGARDS,

MRS. PIPCZYNSKI RN BSN CSN


Welcome Parents, Students, and Staff to the 2019~2020 School Year!!!

 

I invite you to look around the nurse's webpage! Gain knowledge on health and disease prevention. As the school nurse at Broad Street Elementary, my goal is to promote the safety and wellness of our students so they are ready to learn each and every day.

 

Keep in mind that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Research confirms that breakfast not only improves children's health, but enhances academic achievement, cognitive development, and mental health. Please make sure your children are prepared for the school day with a nutritious meal in the morning, along with a water bottle to refill throughout the day.

 

                             IMMUNIZATIONS

*All students shall be in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C 8:57-4. 

PreK students who have not received their flu vaccine by December 31st, 2019 must be excluded from the school for the duration of the influenza season (through March 31st, 2020) until they receive at least one dose of the flu vaccine or until they turn 5 years old.*

                                          

    MEDICATIONS    

In some cases it is essential that medication be administered during the school day. For the protection of all the students and to comply with New Jersey state law, the district has policies in place for the handling of ALL medications in the school. Please do not put any kind of medicine, including over the counter medicine, aspirin, vitamins, and cough drops in your child's lunch box/book bag etc. Unidentified medicine can never be given at school, especially without written permission from the child's physician.

 

 

1.) All medication, whether over the counter or prescription, need a current medication authorization form signed by the student's physician and parent/guardian.

 

2.) Medication must be delivered to the school by the parent/guardian and in a properly labeled prescription bottle or in the original over the counter container. Please be sure that medication authorization form has the correct information regarding the drug/dosage/directions for administration/side effects/time when medication should be discontinued.

 

3.) The medication order is effective for the current school year only.

 

4.) If changes in the medication order occur, the parent is responsible for notifying the school nurse and providing verification from the physician.

 

5.) Any unused medication must be picked up by the student's parent/guardian at the end of the school year.

 

COMMUNICABLE DISEASE

Broad Street Elementary recognizes that control of the spread of communicable disease is essential to the well-being and efficiency of the school, students, and staff. Communicable diseases are those conditions that can be spread to others through air, touch, or contact with contaminated fluids.

The Teacher may exclude from the classroom and the Principal may exclude from the school building any pupil who appears to be ill or has been exposed to a communicable disease.

 

 Please feel free to contact the School Nurse with any questions or concerns at (856) 224-4900 ext. 1113 or email at spipczynski@gtsdk8.us