School Nurse


  



                     




Welcome to the Hardyston Elementary School nurse's site.  Healthy children learn better.  I am happy to work with you to make this happen.

I am available during regular school hours from 8:30 AM - 3:40 PM.  
Please feel free to call 973-823-7000 x 8220, email at dforenback@htps.org or stop by with any questions, concerns, or just to say hello.

I will update information and forms as needed and publish an informational newsletter from time to time.  For detailed information and to download forms, please see individual pages located on the navigation bar on the left.

Flu season is right around the corner!!  Please checkout influenza information on the navigation bar on the left (Flu Information).  We encourage everyone who is able to get a flu shot; however, please note that all students up to age 60 months are required by New Jersey law to receive an annual flu shot and to provide documentation to the school nurse.  The deadline to provide proof of vaccination is December 15.  Thank you to those who have had their children vaccinated!  


Get your flu shot early to fight the flu!!


General Health Office Guidelines:

  • During instances of the "stomach bug", if your child is experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, he or she should not return to school for a minimum of 48 hours.
  • If a strep culture is obtained, please keep your child home until the results are reported by your doctor.
  • If a strep culture is positive, your child must be treated with an antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Students with fever should stay home for a minimum of 24 hours after they no longer have fever without the use of fever reducing medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprophen).
  • Encourage your child to wash hands with soap and water, and cover coughs and sneezes.
  • All medications must be brought in by a responsible adult and MUST be in the original container and labeled with your childs name and grade.   All OTC medications must also be accompanied by a parent/guardian signed medication form. See tab on the left "medications" for the form.
  • If your child uses an EpiPen and/or an inhaler, please supply the health office with the needed medications and supporting documentation (click on the Asthma & Allergy page on the navigation bar for specific guidelines and forms).
  • Please consult with your child's doctor or nurse practitioner with any health concerns. 










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