Health Services

Welcome to the Sayreville Middle School Nurse's Office!

Alyssa Hadley RN BSN CSN & Margaret Patierno RN

We can be reached at: Extension 7100 & 7101
Email: Alyssa.Hadley@sayrevillek12.net
Margaret.Patierno@sayrevillek12.net

*Please advise the school nurse if your student has any health problems, life threatening allergies, or medical care needs at school, or if your student is taking any medication at home. 

The Sayreville Middle School nurses provide health and nursing services for all the students in grades 6-8.  Our goal is to support the educational process of our students by promoting optimum wellness and working closely with parents and guardians to:

  • Assess and evaluate the health needs of students
  • Accommodate students with specific health concerns
  • Serve as a health resource for the school community

The school health services provided to our students include, but are not limited to:

  • Height/Weight, Blood Pressure, Vision, and Hearing Screenings
  • Health Assessments and Referrals
  • Maintenance of Health Records
  • Compliance with State Immunization Requirements
  • Administration of Medications prescribed by Health Care Provider
  • Assessment and Provision of Initial Care for Illness/Injury
  • Close Communication between Parents, Teachers, and other SMS Staff Members

Medication While In School

 

As a reminder, if your child needs any medication(s) during the school day, including all over-the-counter medications, such as Tylenol, Benadryl, and Advil, a medication authorization form must be completed and signed by both a physician AND the parent/guardian. These forms are available in the health office or attached below. In addition, the medication must be brought to school in the original container, properly labeled with the student’s name. Plastic baggies are not acceptable.

 

No medications will be administered at school without the accurately completed forms. Also, please check the expiration date on medications as we cannot accept expired medications.

 

When Should My Student Stay Home From School?

  •          Student should not be sent to school with any fever (100.4 or greater). They can return once they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
  •          Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea due to illness, not due to a chronic condition.
  •          When your student has been diagnosed with strep throat, he/she must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours prior to returning.

Asthma/Allergy

If your student has an allergy or asthma, an appropriate plan must be filled out by you and the doctor. Forms are attached below.

If your student has a peanut allergy and your student does not have to sit at the Peanut Free Table, a note from you as the parent/guardian must submitted each school year.

Water Bottles During the School Day

Per district policy, a note from your child’s physician is required for a student to carry a water bottle during their classes. This note can be submitted to the health office.

Reminder

All Medication Orders/Plans must be renewed every school year at the beginning of the school year. Orders from the previous school year will not be accepted.

All Medications Orders/Plans must be submitted to the Health Office. Orders submitted to the Oncourse Portal are not accepted at this time.

ATTENTION! Incoming 6th Grade Parents

New Jersey State regulations require students entering 6th grade to provide proof of Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis vaccine (Tdap) and Meningococcal vaccine.

Documentation is required to be in place by start of 6th grade.

 

Documentation MUST be dropped off by the end of the school year or over the summer. Hard copies are only permitted at this time. Documentation submitted to the Oncourse Portal will not be accepted. As a reminder, the main office is closed on Fridays during the summer. Failure to provide this documentation prior to the start of the school year will delay your student starting school.

 

For more information on The New Jersey Department of Health and vaccination requirements go to: http://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/vaccine_qa.pdf.

 

It is recommended that you keep a copy for your own medical records.

 

 Resources
The Centers for Disease Control – CDC – http://www.cdc.gov/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

 

The Middlesex County Health Department-

http://www.middlesexcountynj.gov/Government/Departments/PSH/Pages/Office-of-Health-Services.aspx

 

The mission of the Middlesex County Office of Health Services is to maintain the health and well-being of the community through disease prevention, health promotion, and environmental protection.
The Office of Health Services offers a wide array of Public Health services such as food protection, disease surveillance, well infant classes, immunizations, and cancer screening and education.  We collaborate with many community partners to enhance the services available to all County residents.

 

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