Nurse’s Corner

Kaitlyn Curran, RN, BSN

Address: 211 Sherman Ave., Jersey City NJ 07307

Phone:  201-526-8500 ext. 711

Email:  kcurran@metscharterschool.org

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Important information and forms below:

Influenza “Flu”

Immunizations
Immunizations are required for entry into school to comply with Chapter 14 of the New Jersey Sanitary Code. They include diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, measles, rubella, mumps, polio, varicella and Hepatitis B vaccines. Failure to provide a complete immunization record can result in the child’s exclusion from school.

The school nurse reviews all immunization records prior to a student’s admission. Parents or guardians are encouraged to contact the school health office to speak about an individual child’s immunization needs.

Medications

Medications cannot be given in school without written permission of your doctor and parent/guardian.  Medication forms can be accessed below.

Allergy and Asthma

Please provide the appropriate documentation for allergies and asthma treatment.  This will assist in providing quick and effective treatment as needed.  As with all medications, physician and parent/guardian permission is required. These forms are necessary for any athletic participation.

Physical Forms

https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Council-on-sports-medicine-and-fitness/Documents/PPE-4-forms.pdf (English)

 https://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/Committees-Councils-Sections/Council-on-sports-medicine-and-fitness/Documents/PPE_SpanishForm.pdf (Spanish)

 Food Allergy

http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=234 (English)

http://www.foodallergy.org/document.doc?id=126 (Spanish)

Asthma Treatment Plan – Student

http://www.pacnj.org/apps/dl.asp?SID=TPL&PageLang=en&File=/pdfs/atpfillablestudentengsp.pdf ( English/Spanish)

Seizure form

http://epilepsy.prod.acquia-sites.com/sites/core/files/atoms/files/Seizure-Description-Form-English-Spanish_0.pdf

Healthy Tips:

Eating and sleeping

Many trips to the Health Office – and time spent out of class – are due to hunger and fatigue. It is very hard for you to perform at your best if you are tired or hungry.  We encourage healthy eating and sleeping habits.  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!