Nurse's Corner

  • Mrs. Callaghan,RN, CSN

    School Nurse

    p: (609)631-4153, option #3                                                                                 

    e: ecallaghan@hamilton.k12.nj.us

     


    Welcome to Kisthardt Elementary, home of the Kisthardt Comets!

    Welcome back to a new and different school year.

    Although we are on a remote learning schedule Physicals and Immunizations continue to be State requirements. Please forward all necessary paperwork to the Health Office as soon as possible. 

     

    Please continue to wash your hands with soap often, cover your coughs and sneezes and follow social distancing guidelines. 

     

     *** Please remember handwashing is a top priority!! On the left side of this page are some "Fun Health Information videos", please take a moment to watch the handwashing video with your family. Also, please reinforce not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth and to cover all coughs and sneezes.  This was all reviewed with your children but reinforcement is always useful and helpful!!! Thank you with your continued support with helping each other stay healthy!!

     Coronavirus Resources- please click on the title below for additional resources and games

     

    For those in need of additional Mental Health resources during the Pandemic, please click on the link below. Please reach out, call or email with any questions or concerns!!

    NJ Mental Health Resources

     

    Immunizations

     **IMMUNIZATIONS CONTINUE TO BE A STATE REQUIREMENT for the beginning of the next school year (September 2020)**

    Requirements for Incoming Kindergarten Students: (forms on left sidebar)

    • Updated physical-  Universal Health Record completed by their doctor
    • Updated immunization record
    • Student Health History- completed by the parent / guardian

    Requirements for Outgoing 5th grade students: (forms on left sidebar)

    •  Booster Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Petussis)
    •  One dose of a meningococccal- containing vaccine.

    Immunizations are expected to be completed soon after their 11th birthday. If your child has a birthday after the first day of school in September, please send in to the school nurse, a doctor's note with the appointment date the immunizations will be given.

     

     

    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 medication given at school requires a medication form to be filled out by the physician and signed by the parent (For forms, see below link).
    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 100.4 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. **Due to the pandemic this year there will be No Outside Food allowed**

    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