Jennifer Sullivan RN CSN
Nicole Tarabocchia RN CSN
School Nurses Westwood Regional High School and Preschool
HEALTH OFFICE FAX: (201) 664-4865
(201) 664-0880 ext. 2072
Preschool Flu Vaccination
Flu vaccination annual requirement for Preschool students 59 months of age and under: NJ State Department of Health requirements for school attendance include administration of influenza vaccination for preschool students between September 1st and December 31st each school year. If you child has not received the vaccine as yet, please make an appointment with your pediatrician as soon as possible for full protection. No child will be admitted to class in January without documented proof of vaccination.
FLU PREVENTION INFORMATION
Annual Blood Drive coming soon to Westwood Jr/Sr. High School
Did you know that every 2.5 seconds someone needs blood? Every year we sponsor a blood drive and encourage students and staff to give blood. Most of our donors are "first timers" and students express a great sense of accomplishment after donating blood. This unselfish act provides blood to those in need and a sense of giving back to the community for all who participate. The blood drive will be held on February 21, 2019 at which time three blood mobile buses from Community Blood Services park in front of the high school for the entire day to accommodate all who wish to donate. For more information about donating blood, check out the Community Blood Services website.
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The High School and Pre-School nurses will answer all emails received during July and August at least once a week . The health office will be open to drop off paperwork as follows:
August 8th - 8:00-11:00 AM
August 9th - 8:00-10:00 AM
August 12th - 8:00-11:00 AM
August 13th - 8:00-10:00 AM
August 14th - 8:00–10:00 AM
Physicals can be emailed to the nurses or faxed to 201-664-4865
Eighth Grade Students with Life Threatening Allergies Education Program
Each year the school nurses invite 8th grade students with life threatening allergies, requiring administration of epinephrine, to participate in an education program regarding their allergy prevention and treatment. The program addresses each student's Food Allergy Action Plan as per their health care provider and parent. The purpose of the program is to educate the students about their allergies, promote self advocacy and instruct the students in self administration of epinephrine based on their Food Allergy Action Plan. Life threatening allergies can be to foods, bee stings or other antigens. Please contact the school nurse for further information about the program.