Anna Twardowski, CSN, BSN, RN

School Nurse

Daniel Webster School

Health Habits

We make every effort to ensure your child’s health and safety while at school. We encourage you to set a healthy routine for your child at home, including an early bedtime, good breakfast in the morning, and a healthy snack at school (i.e. fruits, vegetables, pretzels, yogurt and juice or milk). Please DO NOT send soda, chips or candies to school with your child.

Clothing

Make sure your child is appropriately dressed for the weather. For safety reasons, we ask that your child does not wear sandals or open toe shoes to school. (If sandals are worn, please have child wear socks with them.) If your child comes to school wearing sandals, he/she will not be allowed to participate in gym class or recess (again, for safety reasons). Please label all outerwear and backpacks with your child’s first and last name, as well as the classroom number.

Illness

Although good attendance in school is extremely important to your child’s education, it is just as important that your child stays at home if he/she is ill. If your child is ill during the night or before coming to school in the morning, please keep him/her at home. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms, please do not send him/her to school:

Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Ear pain

Fever

Rash

Pink eye/drainage from the eyes

Medication

As per the NJ State Department of Education, NO medication can be administered without a written prescription from a doctor (not even over the counter medications).

Any child requiring medication for ANY REASON in school must have a written and signed order from the prescribing doctor and from a parent. The doctor’s written permission MUST INCLUDE diagnosis/indication for the medicine, the name of the drug, dose and time of administration.

Medication must be brought to school BY A PARENT in the original, labeled container, including all necessary information (prescription/MD permission and parent’s written permission

New Jersey law requires that every child six months through 59 months of age attending any licensed child-care center or preschool facility shall annually receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1st and December 31st of each year.

Children who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31st, 2018 must be excluded from school for the duration of the influenza season (through March 31st, 2019) or until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine.

Please contact your physician as soon as possible to schedule an appointment so that your child is properly immunized. If your child does not receive the state mandated vaccine prior to December 31, he or she will not be permitted to return to school when we resume in January 2019.