Marguerite Aromando, RN, CSN               marge.aromando@fpks.org
Phone: 973.822.3888, x. 4003                Fax:973.822.1577

Welcome to the Brooklake School Health Office! I look forward to working with you.  Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions.
 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Informational Page: https://www.fpks.org/c_o_v_i_d-19
Visit this Florham Park District link for up to date information and resources in regard to the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus.  The health and well being of students, staff and community is a priority of the Florham Park District. 
NJ Department of Health 24 hour hotline # is 1-800-222-1222 for public access to factual information & questions.

New Student Enrollment: New student immunization documentation and a physical examination are required for school enrollment. The physical examination must be done no more than 365 days prior to entry and must state what, if any, modifications are required to participate in the school program. Forms are available on the Brooklake Elementary School Home page "Registration" site. The completed physical form must be submitted to the nurse within thirty days of enrollment. Hepatitis B Vaccine is required for all new students. 

Grade 6 Vaccine Requirement: Tdap vaccine and Meningococcal vaccine are required for all students entering Grade 6 in September, 2020.

District Illness Policy: At Brooklake Elementary School we are committed to prevention and wellness.  We emphasize the importance of hand washing as it is the number one way to prevent the spread of diseases. Parent can do their part at home by reinforcing hand washing instructions. Also, parent cooperation is greatly appreciated in not sending a sick child to school and not returning to school until the child is fever free for 24 hours. As recommended by the Center for Disease control, parents should have an Emergency Preparedness Plan in place. It should include names and contact information of adults who could pick up their children in case of illness or injuries at school as recommended within one hour of notification.

For the 2019-2020 school year, Grade 4 physical examination forms or date of the examination should be returned to the school nurse by September 1, 2019. The Grade 4 physical examination form is available in the school office and on the "Files To Download" on this website.
The physical examination forms and parent/guardian notices were sent home with Grade 3 students in May, 2019.

Head lice are parasites that may live and reproduce in the hair on human heads causing itching and irritation. Head lice may occur at any time. Lice are about the size of a sesame seed and are tan to gray in color. Lice lay eggs which adhere to the hair shafts, especially the hair behind the ears, the nape of the neck and the crown of the head. Please check your child frequently for head lice. Report any cases of head lice to the school nurse. Remind your child not to share hats, combs, headphones or place their heads in contact with other heads. For additional information check out the following websites: www.kidshealth.org and www.state.nj.us/health/cd/f_headlice.htm

District Medication Policy
The Board will permit the dispensation of medication in school only when the pupil's health and continuing attendance in school so require and when the medication is administered in accordance with this policy.

School Medication Forms/Asthma Treatment Plans are available in the health office or see "Files to download " icon. The form must be completed and signed by the physician and signed by the parent/guardian. Medication must be brought by the parent/guardian in the original container, with the prescription label affixed.