Briarwood Health Office

Welcome to Briarwood School Health Office!
Joan Seery, RN, MA, Ed. S, NJ-CSN, SAC
(973)822-3884 ext 3002

**FEBRUARY IS DENTAL HEALTH MONTH**
"GIVE KIDS A SMILE" provided FREE DENTAL CARE for children 12 and younger on Friday February 3rd.  Make your appointment with over 100 participating dental offices!
Visit www.njda.org  or see me for more information on how to set up an appointment!

For your children's continued health, please encourage handwashing before eating, after using the bathroom and after playing outside. 
Please be sure your emergency phone numbers are current.
First Grade physicals should be submitted to the Health Office.
REMINDER- Per State law all preschoolers must receive an influenza vaccine between 
September and December.

BRIARWOOD SCHOOL ENCOURAGES HEALTHY FOODS AT SNACK TIME AND LUNCH TIME! PLEASE ENCOURAGE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
parents visit 
http://www.stopobesityalliance.org/ebook/weighin 
for information about talking to your child about weight and health

School policy states that a child must be FEVER FREE for 24 hours before returning to school. Don't forget to phone in all absences by 9:00am. 

Be sure to have your physician complete a medication form before bringing any medication to school. All medication must be in the original container. Click on school info tab and then school forms to download a necessary physical examination form.


Head lice are small insects that live and reproduce in the hair of human heads, causing itching and irritation. Head lice can occur at any time. Check your child frequently for head lice. Encourage your child not to share hats, combs or place their heads in contact with others heads. Report all cases to the school nurse. Check out the following web site for more information. www.kidshealth.org andwww.state.nj.us/health/cd/f_headlice.htm


If you need to obtain medical forms for your pediatrician, click on the school info tab on Briarwood's home page for downloading- school forms. Physical and immunization forms as well as asthma action plans are available to download and print.


Information on Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Parents please note that the state has enacted an Act concerning protective eyewear for children participating in sports and supplementing chapter 40 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes. It is highly recommended that ALL CHILDREN participating in recreation/school sports wear protective eye gear. Eye injuries are the leading cause of preventable blindness and visual impairment in children, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related. C.18A:40-41.8