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Genna Banafato, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ
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Marie Colantoni, Health Assistant
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Phone) 732-786-2650 x8306

(Fax) 732-786-2660

Welcome to the MEMS Health Office!

I am the full time Certified School Nurse at MEMS. My background is in Pediatric, Neonatal and Emergency Nursing.

The role of the school nurse is that of healthcare promoter. School nurses practice preventative care through various screening programs during the school year. Emergency care is provided to your child should he/she become ill or injured at school.

In order to provide quality health care during the school year, and maintain your child's optimal health, I would like to share some guidelines with you in order to clarify health concerns that may arise during the year:

  • Cleanliness - Make every effort to send your child to school clean and dressed appropriately for the weather and school activities. Please remember that flip-flops are not permitted in school.

  • Sleep/Nutrition - In order for your child to do their best, it is important they get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast.

  • Medical Conditions - To ensure the health and safety of your child, it is important that the nurse be aware of any medical conditions that may exist; i.e. asthma, allergies, diabetes, heart problems, seizures.

  • Medications - The administration of medication in school shall be done only when a written order from the doctor along with written parent permission. This includes prescription medications, over the counter medications, and cough drops. These forms are located on the district nurse's website, here. Click on the appropriate document and print the packet out in it's entirety. Medications can only be brought to school by a parent/guardian, per district policy.

  • Emergency contact information - Please ensure Genesis is kept up to date with your telephone numbers and emergency contact information so we can reach you when needed.

  • Immunizations - Must be current. Immunization requirements for grades K-12 can be found here.

  • Screenings - Screenings for blood pressure and height and weight are done annually on all students.

    • Hearing & Scoliosis screenings are performed on students in grade 7

    • Vision screening is performed on students in grades 6 and 8.

Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you and your children.


Genna Banafato