Summit public schools virtual health office



The Summit School Nurses are working throughout our community to keep our students and staff safe, healthy and ready to learn from our virtual health office. We are actively collaborating, cooperating and consulting with our school staff, parents and community partners as we navigate through this unprecedented COVID-19 Pandemic together. Please continue to reach out and contact us for any questions, concerns or advice.

Please continue to let us know if your child experiences signs and symptoms of illness.

  • Wash your hands often

  • Refrain from touching your face

  • Stay at home and adhere to social distancing recommendations

New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. As of November 25, 2020, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory.

Important Update: Summary of Quarantine Timeframes After Travel

Fully Vaccinated Travelers:

  • International travel: Get tested 3-5 days after returning to the United States, but no quarantine needed

  • For domestic travel, no quarantine or test before or after travel needed Travelers who Clinically Recovered from COVID-19 in past 3 months

Travelers who Clinically Recovered from COVID-19 in past 3 months:

  • No quarantine or pre- or post-travel test needed

Unvaccinated Travelers:

  • Defer travel until fully vaccinated

  • Before travel, get tested with a viral test 1-3 days before the trip

  • Get tested 3-5 days after travel

  • Stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel, even if the post-travel test is negative. If not tested after travel, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.

Please continue to follow these protocols:

  • Symptom and temperature checks must be done each morning before sending your child to school. Click on the Reporting tab for a list of COVID-19 symptoms.

  • If your child is sick, please keep them at home and contact your healthcare provider.

  • Please click on the Reporting tab to report an illness.

  • As per the Department of Health, if an individual is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, the individual must stay home and quarantine for 10 days unless a negative COVID-19 test is provided.

  • In addition, all household members of the individual must quarantine for 10 days (in absence of testing) from the date of last contact. This means that family members of an individual with COVID-19 symptoms should quarantine for 10 days or until the ill individual receives a negative test for COVID-19.

  • If your child tests positive for COVID-19, immediately contact the building principal, school nurse, and if notifying after school hours.

  • Follow the travel guidelines mentioned above.

  • Please avoid large social gatherings and small gatherings where individuals are not wearing masks or distancing properly.

Contact Information

Click on the underlined schools to visit each nurse's webpage

Beatriz Mendez MS, RN, CSN-NJ

Wilson Primary Center

Chelda Duan RN

Brayton School

Nicole Johnson BSN, RN

Ann Zanelli MSN, RN, CPNP, CSN-NJ

Beatriz Mendez MS, RN, CSN-NJ

Kaliope Diakos, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ

Washington School

Amanda Crisafulli RN

Mary Ellen McDonald MA, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ

Kristen Akian BSN, RN, CSN-NJ