Pauline Weeden, RN, BSN, CSN
Mercerville Elementary School Nurse
phone: (609) 631-4159 ext 3980 fax: 609-631-4127
Please review the attached Illness Exclusion letter for guidelines to control the spread of communicable diseases
Prevent the spread of respiratory illness:
Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or cough into a sleeve, not hands
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Wash hands for a least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing
Use alcohol based sanitizer if soap and water not available
Have your child stay home if they are sick, especially with a fever or vomiting
Immunizations continue to be a State requirement
Remember to call the Attendance Line at (609) 631-4159, option #4 and leave a message if your child is going to be late or absent from school.
Food allergies are a serious issue in the classroom. Please be respectful of children with allergies so that they may safely enjoy the celebration.We encourage food free celebrations. A few suggestions are stickers, pencils or erasers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Medication, either prescribed or over the counter, can not be given by the School Nurse unless the Administration of Medication Form is completed by both the parent and physician. The parent must bring the medication to school in the original pharmacy labeled container.
Emergency Contact Information
Be sure your child's Emergency contact information is kept up-to-date thru Power School in the event that your child is sick or injured and needs to be picked up from school.
Absence due to Fever
Do not send your child back to school unless they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Advil or Motrin.
If your child has an allergic reaction, operation, injury, disease or any other health condition, please update the Health Office by calling (609)631-4159 ext 3980.
All kindergarten, fourth grade and transfer students need to submit a copy of a health physical to the Health Office.
Bring to Kindergarten Registration: 1) Written evidence of immunizations 2) Completed Student Health History Form and 3) Completed Physical Examination Form.