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Reminders for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year:

1. Each school year we need new medication orders. All forms are available to print out from this website (Please click on medical forms on the left). You can drop off forms and medications on the first day of school. 

2. Upon enrollment into school each parent must provide physical examination documentation and evidence of completed/up-to-date immunizations. *Failure to comply may result in exclusion.*  

Please refer to New Jersey Administrative Code 6A:16. 

3. I will be available at 16th Avenue School during ESY program from July 5th to July 28th between the hours of 8:30am and 11:30am. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Seasonal Allergies:

If you know your child has seasonal allergies and needs to take medication, please try to give it to them at home to avoid worsening of symptoms at school. Seasonal allergy symptoms can include red/itchy eyes, watering of eyes, eye swelling, post-nasal drip, sore throat, runny noses, and sneezing. There are many over the counter medications for children that can help with these symptoms. Your pediatrician can assist you with medication options for your child Often times, a doctor may also recommend using allergy relief eye drops to help with eye itching and irritation.  It is important to try to avoid allergy triggers by following some basic steps: keeping windows closed, washing hands with soap and water and rinsing face after any time spent outdoors, avoid lying in bed after being outside for long periods to avoid spread of pollen or grass spores on bed linens, washing clothes and sheets often to get rid of allergens, and using allergy relief medications such as antihistamines or other medications that may be recommended by your doctor.  Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle. It can be refilled at school using the water fountain by the nurse's office. 

Handwashing, Handwashing, Handwashing!

You can help us limit the spread of illnesses by encouraging your family members to wash hands often, especially after coughing or sneezing. Washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds is ideal. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective. Remember to keep hands away from the face and avoid touching the mouth, nose, and eyes. Cover coughs and sneezes with tissues or cough into the inside of the elbow. Stay home when sick.
Please remember to review handwashing with your children.  Specifically, be sure that they know HOW to wash, rinse, and dry; WHEN to wash, and WHY washing is important.  Sending a hand wipe or hand sanitizer for use prior to snack and lunch should be considered and serves as an adjunct to washing with soap and water.  Please know that the school will reinforce this practice with your children.  As we all know, handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infection.

Please contact me with any questions, concerns or issues.

Ellen Kissane Rosenberg, BSN, RN, CSN
201-796-8700 Ext: #2993