Nixon Elementary School Nurse's Office

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    Nixon School Nurse: Mrs. Asaro
    Phone Number: 973-398-1416

    Tis the season for joy and happiness as well as infections.  This note will focus on strep throat infection which is most common in winter and early spring.

    Please be aware of the following signs and symptoms according to the Mayo Clinic –

    • Throat pain that usually comes on quickly
    • Painful swallowing
    • Red and swollen tonsils, sometimes with white patches or streaks of pus
    • Tiny red spots on the area at the back of the roof of the mouth (soft or hard palate)
    • Swollen, tender lymph nodes in your neck
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Rash
    • Nausea or vomiting, especially in younger children
    • Body aches

    **At times, other viruses may mimic similar symptoms of strep throat.  Only your child's doctor can diagnose and determine what course of treatment is best for your child.

    Hoping for a happy and healthy new year to you and yours.

    Jennie Asaro, BSN, RN, NJ-CSN

     


     The Flu- A Guide for Parents was put out by the CDC.  It is available in our main office and in the new vestibule.  As of yet, our school has no confirmed cases that I am aware of.  Still, it is so important to stay informed and proactive during flu season.  I hope everyone stays well over the Thanksgiving break.

    Click HERE to access the guide.   


       

    Health Office Newsletter

     Autumn

    As we welcome Autumn a few reminders- 

    Please refer to the Nixon website “Nurse” tab to see when you should keep your child home from school.  An important reminder regarding fevers. Please keep your child home if their temp is 100.0 or greater. Children must be fever free without the use of a fever reducer for 24 hours before they may return. 

    Flu season is fast approaching and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best way to prevent flu is with a flu vaccine.   The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine each year by the end of October (CDC, 2018). 

    Preschool influenza (flu) vaccine requirement- N.J.A.C. 8:57-4 Immunization of Pupils in School-The current seasonal influenza vaccine is required every year for those children 6 months through 59 months of age. Students who have not received the flu vaccine by December 31 must be excluded (not allowed to attend child care/preschool) for the duration of influenza season (through March 31), until they receive at least one dose of the influenza vaccine or until they turn 60 months of age. 

    Don’t forget to call our absentee line at 973-398-1416 if your child is going to be late or absent from school. 

    Nursing Health Services web page is a great resource-The Roxbury School District has a tab devoted to nursing services in the district.  This page can be found on the district website under the tab District Offices. Forms are also accessible through this page. 

    Yours in Health,

    Jennie Asaro, BSN, RN, NJ-CSN

      


    Hello Nixon School Families!


    My name is Jennie Asaro and I am committed to the health, safety, and wellness of the children and
    staff of Nixon School. I am a Registered Nurse and NJ-Certified School Nurse. I have lived, worked, and
    volunteered in Morris County for many years. I am honored and thrilled to be welcomed into the Nixon
    School family.


    I believe the nurse’s office should be a safe and supportive environment that fosters collaboration
    between the nurse, families, and educators. I may refer to the nurse’s office as the “health office,”
    because I know that good health is foundational to learning. Optimizing your child’s health will help
    keep them in school and ready to learn.


    Your input and insights about your child are truly valued and appreciated. Please feel free to contact me.
    I am here to answer your questions and listen to your concerns.


    Yours in health,


    Jennie Asaro, BSN, RN, NJ-CSN