Health Services


Kelley Stenton RN
School Nurse
(856) 778-6640 ext. 3
“When you’re a nurse you know that every day you will touch a life or a life will touch yours.”
When to keep your child home:
  • Fever > 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Vomiting (even once)
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • General malaise or feelings of discomfort or weakness
  • Muscle aches or pains
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough
  • Heavy nasal congestion with frequent nose blowing

Our Board of Education policy and the NJ Nurse Practice Act specify that if a child needs prescription or non-prescription medication in school, a written doctor's note with the child's name, dose, reason, and time of administration must be provided.  Medication Administration Forms are available in the nurse's office or at the bottom of this website. The medication must be brought in by a parent in the original pharmacy container. Students may NOT transport any medication with them to school.  A new form must be filled out by the doctor if the medication, dose, or time should change.

Every student is screened at the beginning of each school year. This includes height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure, and a check for head lice. Parents are notified if a follow-up is needed by your family physician or pediatrician. Since a child's vision or hearing can change in a short period of time, please let me know if you would like your child checked at any time during the school year.

Childhood immunizations have prevented more illness and saved more lives than any other public health measure in history. The NJ Department Of Health regulations specify that a child cannot enter school without up-to-date vaccinations. If your child receives any immunizations, please let the nurse know so your child's health records can remain current.

Physical examinations are required on all kindergarten and new students. Forms can be obtained in the Health Office. Our school physician is also available for physical examinations for students who do not have a primary care physician.

All classes in grades  1 - 3 receive health classes on a weekly basis. These classes include lessons on nutrition, safety, dental health, healthy habits, body systems, basic first aid, and substance abuse.

If your child will be absent or late, call the Health Office between the hours of 8am and 8:50am, or leave a message on the voicemail. We must account for all students every day. If your child is absent and a call has not been received, the school will contact you. A note is required when your child returns to school.
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