Nurse’s Office and Student Health
Jen Sedlacek BSN, RN, CSN-NJ
Email Address: email@example.com
Address: 10 School Street, Clinton, NJ 08809
Phone Number: (908) 735-8512 Ext 500
Fax Number: (908) 735-5895
Dear Clinton Public School Families,
During this difficult and challenging time we are working hard to keep our students safe, healthy and ready to learn. We are actively collaborating, cooperating, and consulting with our school staff, parents and health department. As a Pre-K thru 8th grade public school we follow the NJDOH's Road Forward and K-12 School Guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. These documents can be found at:
Please continue to let us know if your child experiences medical issues, whether COVID-19 related or other signs of illness. Continue to reinforce preventative strategies such as, getting vaccinated, wearing facemasks-especially indoors or when in a crowded area or transmission is high or when unable to maintain physical distancing, and frequent hand washing. Together we will promote the health and safety of our students and communities as we navigate this pandemic. Water fountains are shut down-so please send a water bottle in with your child with their name on it.
Requirements for students who exhibit COVID-19 like symptoms
- At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion or runny nose;
- At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, new taste disorder
- If student is in school, he/she will be placed in isolation and parent will be required to pick student up immediately
- Student should be tested for COVID 19.
- Parent/Guardian to notify the school nurse of the date and time for testing. Include type of test and anticipated results. It is expected that the testing would take place immediately and results would be provided in 24-72 hours.
- Siblings of the symptomatic student are also excluded from school.
In all risk levels, students and staff who are not fully vaccinated and who are household members of a student/staff member with COVID-19 compatible symptoms that meet COVID-19 Exclusion Criteria should be excluded from school until the symptomatic individual receives a negative test result. If the symptomatic individual tests positive, the household member will need to quarantine.
- School requires a copy of test results via paper copy, fax, or email.
Nearby Testing Location Options
1. Grayrock Pharmacy in Clinton (908) 638-4000
- Takes 1 day to get results back
- No cost
2. Clinton Pharmacy at 30 Main Street (908) 735-5316
- Their schedule is pretty open
- Bring your insurance card
- Test will be done at the curbside if symptomatic; call when you arrive
- $15.00 lab fee
- Results usually back next day
3. Walgreens Whitehouse Station (10 min from Clinton), Walgreens Califon and Walgreens Flemington Rt 31
- Rapid testing available at all 3 sites
- Make an appointment on their website
4. The Dr Is In: Several locations-rapid testing-call for availability and requirements.
5. Bowker’s Pharmacy at 46 Bridge Street, Milford (908) 995-4102
- Rapid Antigen test
- $45.00 lab fee
- Make an appointment on their website
For additional information please visit the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub (covid19.nj.gov) or call 211 or 1-800-962-1253 with COVID-19 questions (available 24 hours / 7 days a week).
School Work Expectations
- Students will review and follow posted syllabus for school days missed due to quarantine.
- If a student is too ill to complete work, please call the absence line to report your child absent.
- If the student does not complete work expectations, this would be considered an absence.
- If the student is required to stay out of school due to a positive test result, virtual instruction will be provided.
Please visit our COVID-19 information and parent resources page for up to date important NJ and Hunterdon county website links!
Overview of Health Office Services
Good health is basic to sound education and productive living. The purpose of the school health program is to maintain, improve and promote the health of the school-age child. Parents should feel free to contact the school nurse about health concerns regarding their children.
Fever of 100 degrees or more, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, cough, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue and a loss of taste or smell are COVID-19-like symptoms and should be reported to the health office. If your child has COVID-like symptoms, please have him/her stay home, self-quarantine and call your healthcare provider and the health office (see above).
Please notify the school nurse if your child develops any other contagious illnesses or conditions, such as, flu, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, pink eye, scarlet fever, strep throat, etc. Children may return to school 24 hours after an antibiotic has been started for a strep infection or pink eye.
Illnesses occurring or developing during the school day will be evaluated by the school nurse and the student will either be sent home or allowed to rest in the Health Office. If your child needs to be sent home, you, the parent or guardian, will be notified so arrangements can be made and picked up within 30 minutes. Emergency information should be kept current with the nurse school so you can reached in the event of an emergency.
To promote a healthy lifestyle children should be dressed appropriately for the season and specific weather. It is important that your child gets a good night's sleep and eats a nutritious breakfast every day before coming to school.
Height, weight, and blood pressure screenings are performed yearly on each student. Vision screenings are performed every other year. Students are screened in PreK through 2nd and then four, six, and eight. Hearing screenings are performed annually for students in PreK through grade three and then 7th. If a student has difficulty with the initial screening the student will be re-evaluated. If there is a problem after the second screening a referral will be sent home requesting an examination and evaluation by a physician. If, at any time, you suspect a problem with your child’s vision or hearing and would like to have your child tested, please contact the school nurse and the testing will be performed.
Scoliosis screening is performed every other year on students that are 10 years of age and older. Students in grades 5 and 7 are checked. If there is any deviation from the norm a referral is sent home requesting an examination and evaluation by a physician.