School Nurse: 

Just some tips to help keep you safe and healthy during the summer:

Protect yourself from ticks that may cause Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever by:

Wearing long sleeves and long pants while hiking
Using insect repellant
Stay on path and avoid walking in overgrown areas
Performing tick checks after spending time in wooded areas
Calling MD if you suspect a tick bite.

Protect yourself from poison ivy, sumac:

If you know you are allergic--wear long sleeve shirts and long pants when you are in areas where you think you may come into contact with the leaves.
It is exposure to the oil that causes the reaction. So make sure that you do not touch any clothes you were wearing at the time, the oil still may be present.
You may have never had a reaction and then you develop one. Over a period of time your body may build up a sensitivty to something, so don't think it isn't poison ivy. It may be and you are seing it for the first time. Also, it may take several days for you to show a reaction. So be mindful that you may have been exposed several days prior to the breakout.
Know your reaction may be worse each time you are exposed. So--again protect yourself with proper clothing.
Seek medical attention if the reaction is causing serious discomfort.

Sun Protection:

Everyone likes how they look with a tan. However, you need to be protecting yourself from the dangerous, cancer causing rays of the sun. Always use sun screen before you go out in the sun. According to the Amercian Academy of Dermatologists--you should use products with an SPF of 15. Apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going out in the sun and reapplying every two hours or sooner after swimming, sweating or toweling off.

Keep Hydrated

Make sure you are drinking plenty of water when you are out in the hot sum or summer heat.
Do not wait to feel thirsty to have a drink.
Avoid strenous activity during peak heat hours 10AM-6PM

Car Safety

Be distraction free while driving. No cell phone use while driving!

Have a safe and wonderful summer!

 
ALL STUDENTS:  If your child has any medical concerns that will impact his/her school year please call your school nurse as soon as possible.  High School Nurse, Mrs. P. Frisch, CSN, RN at 973-228-1200 ext. 240.  Middle School Nurse, Mrs. D. Logan, MEd, RN, CSN at 973-228-1200 ext. 340. 

Forms for children with Special Medical needs (Diabetes, Seizure Disorder, Asthma, Anaphylactic Allergy) are available on this website under the forms sections. These forms are required for your child/children to be able to receive medications and appropriate care during the school year.  All forms must be completed by your physician and sent directly to the school nurse.

If your child needs to take medication during the school day please read the instructions under the Medication section of this website and fill out the appropriate forms. (
even medications that are over the counter).

When your child has a physical exam or new immunizations given in the doctors office, please remember to send in the completed forms and documentation. This allows us to keep a complete up-to-date health record on your child/children. 

  

Contact Information
 
Paula Frisch, BS, RN, CSN
School Nurse, WE High School
West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 240
Denise Logan, RN, M.Ed., CSN
School Nurse, WE Middle School
West Greenbrook Road
North Caldwell, New Jersey 07006
Phone: (973) 228-1200, ext. 340