Mrs. Mateicka, School Nurse(732) 452-2960 ext. 4
MESSAGE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
The school nurse operates the health clinic. As well as handling all school medical emergencies and health concerns, she administers medications, manages all required medical paperwork, and disseminates health information to students, staff and parents. She also coordinates our “Growing Up” program in Grade 4 and presents health-related mini-lessons to students in other grade levels.
Medication shall be administered only upon the written order of a licensed physician, and a written request from the parent. The order from the physician must include the diagnosis, dosage of medication, and time it is to be given. All medications must be sent to the nurse in a labeled prescription bottle.
The parent request shall grant permission to administer the medication and shall release the school of all liability. These requirements also apply to any over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, Advil, etc. Also, cough drops should be dropped off at the nurse’s office along with a permission note from the parent.
In the interest of your child’s health, as well as the health of other students, it is suggested that you keep your child home if he/she has the following symptoms:
a. Fever over 100° F
b. Vomiting during the night or morning
c. Heavy or loosely frothing coughing, and/or extensive nasal discharge
d. Severe headache, diarrhea, and/or stomach cramps
If you have any health questions or concerns, or if your child has any special health/dietary needs, please contact the nurse’s office at (732) 452-2960 Ext 4.