June 19, 2014 Dear Parents and/or Guardians of South Mountain:
As we draw near to the 2013-2014 school year, we want to thank you for your support in providing a safe and healthy learning environment for your child. Our hope for you and your families during this summer break is to explore opportunities for balanced eating, exercise and moments for fun and relaxation. Summer is also a great time to prepare for the new school year. Please note the following as it pertains to your child:
Medications - All prescribed medications, including over the counter that are to be given to your child by the school nurse during school hours, must have a yearly updated completed Medication Authorization Form on file in the nursing office at the beginning of each school year.
Asthma – All students with asthma need to have an updated Asthma Treatment Plan on file in the nursing office at the beginning of each school year.
Food or Bee Allergy – All students need an Anaphylaxis Emergency Health Care Plan which can be obtained from the Nurse’s office.
Therefore, please reach out to your Health Care Provider (HCP) as soon as possible to schedule an appointment to have these forms completed before the start of the new school year. Forms can be obtained by going to http://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/ and click Departments>Nursing Services>Forms. As a reminder, all medications need to be picked up in the nursing office before the last day of school or they will be discarded. Please contact Nina Treitler, RN (South Mountain Annex) or Sharyn Wills, APN (South Mountain) with any questions or concerns.
We wish you and your families a safe, happy and healthy summer reprieve.
Sharyn Wills, APN, NJ-CSN Nina Treitler, RN, NJ-CSN
973-378-5216 ext. 4503 973-378-2800 ext. 4003
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