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 school hours from 8:30 AM - 3:40 PM.  I take lunch from 1:30 - 2:00 PM and am available for emergencies only during this time.

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.

****2017-2018 Free Sports Physicals will be held at Hardyston Middle School on June 6, 2017 from 4:30 - 7:00 PM**** 
Please bring your completed physical forms with you.  Click on the Gymnastics tab on the left to access the forms.  If you have any questions about the event please contact Mrs. Burdzy directly at 973-823-7000 x1010.


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 brought in from home MUST be in the original container and labeled with your childs name and grade.
  • 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.