Welcome to the

TBS Nurse's Office


Mrs. Stephanie Armstrong BSN, RN, CSN, NCSN

tel: 908-534-5729 fax: 908-349-3059

2021 KINDERGARTEN PARENTS (Class 2033):

Please make sure to have your pediatrician fill out the appropriate forms (physical exam, immunizations, asthma and/or Epipen forms) for the start of the new school year. If your child's birthday is after October 1st, please have their forms filled out based on their last physical. Please make sure to send your child to school with several clean masks in their backpacks.

Immunization Requirements for 2021-2022 School Year

In preparation for in-person attendance for the 2021-22 school year, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), Vaccine Preventable Disease Program is reminding parents and healthcare providers (HCPs) that all children must comply with age-appropriate immunization requirements set forth in N.J.A.C. 8:57-4. Children who are not up to date on their immunization requirements and/or do not meet eligibility for provisional admission, should NOT be allowed to attend school in-person until immunization(s) are received or applicable exemptions are filed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NJDOH is encouraging all parents and guardians to get their children up to date with their vaccinations. Parents and guardians should plan ahead and schedule appointments with their HCPs now to avoid the back-to-school rush in August.

New Jersey still allows for medical and religious exemptions when applicable.

The potential for the spread of infectious diseases is increased whenever individuals are brought into group settings. New Jersey has minimum vaccine requirements for school attendance. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended immunization is encouraged to provide optimal protection from vaccine-preventable diseases. Ensuring that vaccines are up-to-date can help protect schools and communities from vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks.

Allergies vs. Covid:


Hunterdon County remains in the Moderate Covid Activity (Yellow).

What this means for you:

  • If positive for COVID-19, 10 days quarantine from test date and improvement of symptoms.

  • We encourage families with close contacts to a positive case to quarantine for 14 days as it is ideal. If it is a hardship, guidelines in yellow permit a 10 day quarantine.

  • Optional testing at day 5-7 post exposure and return in person on Day 8 with proof of a negative COVID-test given to the health office prior to return. Rapid tests are acceptable.

  • Symptomatic individuals must quarantine for 10 days from onset of COVID like symptoms. If you wish to return to school prior to the 10-day period of isolation, we will require a negative COVID-19 test to be provided to the health office.

  • There is no longer a need to quarantine after travel per the Superintendent.

  • Report any symptoms. Two or more symptoms and your child stays home. Siblings stay home until proof of a negative test from the ill individual.

  • Call the attendance line for any absence or switch to virtual including a reason. Reasons that will be accepted for a switch to virtual include: illness, presence of symptoms, or quarantine. Any other reason stated may not be accepted.


Any symptoms that are COVID-19 compatible must be reported to the office on days when the child is NOT in school.

NJDOH recommends that students and staff with the following symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school.

At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;

OR

At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder.

Here’s the NJ211 info: https://www.nj211.org/coronavirus-covid-19

To access the Hunterdon County COVID Dashboard, please Hunterdon Dashboard .

Hunterdon County Department of Health contact # 908-788-1351

Thank you in advance,

The Readington Township School Nurses


To access the COVID-19 Activity Level Report, please Weekly reports


Covid Test Sites: Call Primary Doctor First

HMC Urgent Care (Flemington): 908-237-4036 symptomatic only

St. Lukes Urgent Care (Clinton): 908-847-5272

HMG Group (Flemington) 908-237-4230

City MD Raritan Urgent Care (Raritan/Somerset): 908-557-9802


Medemerge (Green Brook, Somerset) 732-968-8900

Family Care PA (Hillsborough) 908-262-2263

Somerset Peds Group (Lebanon) 908-725-1802

PM Pediatrics Urgent Care (Bridgewater) 732-605-5437

COVID - 19 iNFORMATION

CDC Websites for information on Coronavirus 2019

Hunterdon Healthcare COVID-2019 Hotline :908-788-6440

7 days a week (8am-8pm)


Covid-19

Friendly Reminders:

  • Stay home if your sick, please follow the 24 hour rule -Fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds

  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched objects such as door handles, light switches, phones, remote controls etc..

  • Cover your cough or sneeze (not with your hands); (if you use a tissue, do not reuse- throw away the used tissue)

  • Notice signs of Flu-like symptoms or symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, Cough, Shortness of Breath

  • If seen by the doctor: Please provide the doctor's note and have them write the Diagnosis and if able to Return to School, if any restrictions for School and update the Health Office with any information.

When to keep your child home:

  • A temperature of 100 degrees or higher you child MUST remain home.

  • Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications such as Advil or Tylenol.

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea -keep child home until 24 hours without any further vomiting or diarrhea.

  • Any unusual rashes (should be evaluated by your health care provider.

  • Treatment of bacterial conjunctivitis requires 24 hours of medication before returning to school.

  • Strep Throat requires antibiotic treatment. Students must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Earaches should be evaluated by your health care provider.

School nurses are not diagnosing, but we are recognizing potential symptoms that should be addressed by the students health care provider.

Keep in mind that based upon the NJDOH School Exclusion list, school nurses have the right and obligation to exclude students until medical clearance documentation is provided.


Information on Air Quality: Link to find out daily air quality levels