Welcome to Sayreville Public Schools Nursing and Health Services!
- School Nurses
- Nursing Newsletters
- Health Services and Requirements
- Forms and Documents
- Communicable Disease (Including COVID Information)
- Immunization Requirements
|Cheesequake School Nurse Page
Mary Kukuvka, CSN, BSN, RN-BC
|Selover School Nurse Page
Caitlyn Odgers, BSN, RN, CSN
|Arleth School Nurse Page
Stephanie Morris, MSN, RN, CSN-NJ
|Eisenhower School Nurse Page
Patricia Lazzaro, RN, BSN, CSN
|Truman School Nurse Page
Cindy O'Brien, RN, BSN, CSN
|Wilson School Nurse Page
Shawna Lawrence, BSN, RN
|SUES Health Office Page
Joanna Wojda, RN, BSN, CSN
Jodi Knoll, RN, CSN
|SMS Health Office Page
Chelsea Cangelosi, RN, BSN
Tiffany Cortes, RN, BSN
|SWMHS Health Office Page
Elena Makarets, RN, BSN, CSN
Kimberly Zandstra, RN, BSN, CSN
|Health & Medical Information Systems & Data Management Specialist
Bridget Vicini, RN, CSN
|District Float Nurse
|Jennifer Rapach, RN, BSN, CSN
*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 School Nurse provides health and nursing services throughout the school year. 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 a Health Care Provider
- Assessment and Provision of Initial Care for Illness/Injury
- Close Communication between Parents, Teachers, and other 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 under “Forms and Documents” or in the health office. 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.
Expired medications will not be accepted.
If your student has an allergy or asthma, an appropriate plan must be filled out by you and the doctor. These forms are available under “Forms and Documents” or in the health office.
If your student has a peanut allergy and your student does not have to sit at the Peanut Free Table, a note from a physician must be submitted each school year.
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 medication orders/plans must be submitted to the Health Office.
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. Student must be able to tolerate food without vomiting for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
- When your student has been diagnosed with strep throat, he/she must be on antibiotics for at least 24 hours prior to returning.
ATTENTION! Incoming Sixth Grade Parents
New Jersey State regulations require students entering sixth 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 sixth grade.
Documentation must be submitted by the end of the school year or over the summer. 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.
It is recommended that you keep a copy for your own medical records.
For more information on The New Jersey Department of Health and Vaccination Requirements please visit
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 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.