School Nurse













School is out for the summer!  Thanks to administration, faculty, staff, parents and wonderful kids we had a great year!!!  If you still need to pick up medications or have medical orders, physicals, or immunizations for next year, I will be in the office for the ESY program from June 26 through the end of July from 9:00 - 12:30 daily.

UPDATE 7/17/17:  I still have a lot of medication remaining in my office.  Last reminder!!  A responsible adult must pick up medications on or before July 28.  My office will be completely emptied after that date for maintenance.  All medications remaining on July 28 will be destroyed.   

New students: Documentation of all required immunizations and a current physical must be received by August 15 in order to attend school on September 8.  If you need a copy of the universal child health physical form, click on kindergarten and new student registration on the left and download.  Completed forms and immunization records can be dropped off, mailed to the main office, or faxed to 973-827-6845. 

After July 28 the health office will be closed.  Voicemail and email will not be monitored.  If you need assistance please call the main office at 973-823-7000. 




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 seasonal newsletter quarterly.  For detailed information and to download forms, please see individual pages located on the navigation bar on the left.


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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