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Dear 16th Avenue Pre-K Parents,

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 31, 2017 must be excluded from school for the duration of the influenza season (through March 31, 2018) 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, 2017 he or she will not be permitted to return to school when we resume on January 2, 2018 without documentation of the vaccine.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or issues.


Reminders for the 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 to the school nurse. 

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. 

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
ERosenberg@epps.org