Laurie Jung, MSN, RN, CSN
Phone: 973-535-8000, x6925
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but still I can do something.
I will not refuse to do somehting I can do."
- Helen Keller
Welcome. I look forward to working with your child this school year. As the school nurse, I provide episodic care, manage chronic health conditions, tract communicable diseases, promote healthy behaviors and handle medical emergencies, just to name a few functions!
I would like to work together to facilitate your child's smooth transition this school year. This involves both physical health as well as mental health. Please feel free to contact me at any time during the school year to update me with new health information that may impact your child's school experience.
We are all aware how good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Kids who eat a daily breakfast have more energy and stamina to enhance their ability to learn. A morning meal can help your child perform better on tests and help reduce morning stomachaches and visits to the health office. Some foods that are quickly prepared and simple enough to eat as they walk to school or after they arrive on the bus include: yogurt, crackers and cheese, an orange or banana, or raisins. Students need to "break the fast" so that they concentrate better, solve problems more easily and be ready for each new day of learning at Burnet Hill.
If your child needs medication to be dispensed in school, a note from the parent and the doctor is required along with the medication in the properly labeled pharmacy container. This includes all medication-----prescription and over the counter. These forms are downloadable under 'Health Forms.'
Health screenings will begin during the month of October for height, weight, vision, hearing and blood pressure. Should there be a problem, I will notify you by phone or letter.
Fighting the flu begins with you.... therefore proper handwashing is emphasized to curtail the spread of germs. Remember, with autumn comes colds and viral infections. It is important to remember if your child is not feeling well in the morning, keep him/her home from school. If your child vomited the night before or in the morning, please keep them home from school. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or above, please keep him/her home from school.
It is imperative that students with food allergies be identified so that we can make every effort to accommodate their needs. All children need to be educated on how to co-exist comfortably and safely with children that have special health issues.
If you have any questions, or should you need to call me, my phone number is 973-535-8000 ext 6925. My goal for this school year will be all of us working together for your child's optimal health and safety! Thank you for your cooperation.