Student Health Services

Ms. Lori Heffernan, RN, BSN [email protected]
201-445-7700 x5023
Fax: 201-389-5025

Delayed Health Screenings

Health Office Mission Statement and Objectives

HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT:  "You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated."  This statement by the former US Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders, MD, clearly illustrates the very essence of the school nurse's mission.  Wellness does not just matter - it is critical.  It is critical not just for the student, but for teachers and staff as well.  School health awareness emphasizes the interaction of health and wellness with education and learning.  Our goal is to enable academic, social, physical, and emotional success by stressing prevention of disease and promotion of health and safety through individual counseling, education, and service.




Information regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV):



If a child suffers a concussion that is either school-related or out of school, a note from a doctor is required and a protocol for academics and PE/Sports will be followed. Accommodations will be made according to the physician’s orders or the school’s standing concussion guidelines if no guidelines are given by your health care provider after diagnosis of a concussion has been made. See link below with more information.



Click here to read about the important health advisory regarding measles exposure in NY/NJ.

Injuries/Orthopedic Devices

Parents need to notify the school nurse and provide a physician’s note if a child is on crutches, has a cast, in a wheelchair or is in a brace of any kind - the note should indicate that the student is not to participate in PE/Sports and has been trained in the use of crutches and the length of time before he/she can return to regular activity. PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT NOTES FROM PHYSICAL THERAPISTS or CHIROPRACTORS.



Tips on Student Illness During Flu Season

It's common sense that students learn better when they are healthy and well rested. During flu season in particular, keeping apprised of accurate information can help families develop good habits for keeping germs at bay. Here are two documents we hope you find useful:
"The Flu: A Guide for Parents" published by the CDC
"Guidelines for Keeping a Sick Child Home" adapted from the NASN

Coxsackie Virus Information
Coxsackie Virus Information. -see files below

Rutgers University Meningococcal Disease Information
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH), local health officials, and Rutgers Student Health are investigating two cases of meningococcal disease associated with Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Meningococcal disease is an infection caused by the organism Neisseria meningitdis.

Please see the File below for more information.

Pertussis Cases in Monmouth County Report see file below

Influenza Information for Parents
Please see the file below to learn more about influenza. provided by the CDC.

Head Lice Prevention and Control

National Association of School Nurses Provides “Don’t Be Bugged by Head Lice” Information – News media have recently reported the rise of treatment-resistant head lice. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides evidence-based resources for many health issues, including head lice. In addition, the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has partnered with the pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Pasteur on the educational initiative Headfirst Lice Lessons to help school nurses and parents deal with head lice. For more information, go to the CDC’s Head Lice Prevention and Control web page and the NASN’s online Head Lice Resourcespage.

Sports-Related Eye Injury Fact Sheet
Sports-Related Eye Injuries Fact Sheet


Health History Form - Elementary Schools Only

Immunization Form - Elementary Schools Only

Vaccine Form.pdf
Vaccine Administration Form

Physical Examination Form - Elementary Schools Only

Universal Physical Form.pdf
Universal Child Health Record Form

Medication authorization[1]byrd.doc
Medication Authorization Byrd School

Designee Form0001.pdf
Emergency allergy designee form

Allergy Action Plan.pdf
FARE Allergy & Anaphylaxis Care Plan

Asthma Treatment Plan

Important Information/Files:

Influenza Information for Parents

Public Health Advisory 2015 Pertussis Case Investigations Monmouth County.txt

Meningococcal_Disease_Rutgers_Fact_Sheet_05 03 2016 106426.pdf
Rutgers University Meningococcal Disease Information

Coxsackie virus in New Jersey.pdf
Coxsackie Virus Information

Helpful Links:

Allergy Asthma Network
Asthma Information
Celiac Central
Choose My Plate
Food Allergy Information
NJ Parent Link
NJ Tuberculosis Requirements

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