Stephanie Kirk » Welcome to the Health Center!

Welcome to the Health Center!

Education: 
AAS from County College of Morris 
BSN from Moravian College
MS from New Jersey City University 
MSN from Western Governor's University 
Certifications: 
School Nurse Certification (NJCU) 
CPR for Healthcare Provider 
Stop the Bleed Trainer 
NRP Certified 
Here are some important forms you may need:
 

A few important things from the Nurse: 

 

Breakfast! Breakfast! Breakfast! Please have your child eat a healthy breakfast every morning. A good breakfast is needed to help concentrate during the day. It can also help to avoid fatigue, weakness, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and abdominal pains during the day.

 

Physical Education Excuse: If your child needs to be excused from or limited in Physical Education class, a physician’s excusal note is required. If you feel your child may not be able to fully participate in PE for 1-2 days due to a minor injury or illness, and you send in a note, your child will be requested to get dressed for PE and will be encouraged to walk during PE class. If you have a special circumstance where you would not like your child to participate in PE, and you have been unable to consult a physician, please contact the school nurse.

 

Illnesses: Any student who has a fever, vomiting, excessive diarrhea, conjunctivitis (pink-eye), or a possibly infectious rash will be excused from school by the school nurse. The school nurse may also excuse a child from school for a medical condition or injury that should be evaluated by a Physician. Please keep your child home for any temperature of 100.0 F or more. Your child should be fever free for 24 hours (without a fever-reducing medication) prior to returning to school. Please also keep your child home for any vomiting or excessive diarrhea. Your child should be free from vomiting for 24 hours prior to returning to school. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat or conjunctivitis, it is advised that your child be on antibiotics for 24 hours prior to returning to school to help avoid transmission of infection to another student.

            If your child presents to the Health Office with cold symptoms or abdominal pain during school hours, but does not have a fever or vomiting, the school nurse will encourage your child to complete the school day. The school nurse will offer simple interventions to help get your child through the school day (i.e. rest, ice pack, water, heating pad, bathroom, salt-water gargle, etc) or administer medications as ordered by your child’s physician. If you would like to be notified of your child’s visit to the Health Office, please have your child inform the school nurse. If you know your child isn’t feeling well prior to going to school and would like the school nurse to notify you of a visit to the Health Office, please contact the school nurse that morning.

 

Medications: The school nurse can only administer medications with a doctor’s order from your child’s physician. The only medications that students are allowed to carry are asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors. However, the school nurse must have an order from the physician stating so. Cough drops may be carried in school as long as a parent sends a note to the school nurse requesting so. Medication that does not have the proper documentation in the Health Office will be confiscated.  All necessary orders and forms needed for your child to have a medication carried or held in the Health Office are on the this website. 

 
Please call the health office with any questions or concerns you may have about your student. We are happy to help!