Nurse

Resources for COVID-19

  • If you are feeling sick:

    You should:

    • STAY INFORMED – CDC is updating its website daily with the latest information and advice for the public. (www.cdc.gov/ncov)

    • REMEMBER TO TAKE EVERYDAY PREVENTIVE ACTIONS that are always recommended to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. » Avoid close contact with sick people. » While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible. » Stay home if you are sick. » Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way. » Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs. » Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.

    • IF YOU FEEL sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with 2019-nCoV in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms

Welcome

  • This e-board contains important information that will help meet the medical needs of your child while at school.  Please review the attached  “Welcome Letter” for information regarding health office procedures.  

    Pay particular attention to the following:

    ·        Medication administration           

    ·        Asthma Action Plan with permission to self-carry

    ·        Epinephrine Forms

    ·        Sports Physical Requirements

    ·        Physical Education Excuses

    ·        6th Grade Immunization Requirements

Tips for Staying Healthy

  • Dear Parents/Guardians:

                    Welcome back to the start of a fun, educational and exciting school year for your children.  In an effort to keep your children healthy both individually and as an entire school community, I encourage you to use the following guidelines for good health with your children:

     

    • Wash your hands frequently.   Instruct your child to wash his/her hands before coming to school and throughout the school day.
    • Use a tissue to cover your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze.  Dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately after use.
    • Keep your child home if he/she is not feeling well.  Follow up with his/her health care provider if you have questions or concerns about the illness.
    • Do not send your child to school with any fever (temperature of 100.0 F or over).  Do not use fever-reducing medications to send a child to school.  Contact your child’s health care provider for recommendations about the use of these medications.
    • Keep your child home for 24 hours after the fever is gone without the use of any fever-reducing medications.
    • Contact your or your child’s health care provider immediately if any family member experiences influenza-like illness symptoms: fever over 100.0 F; chills; cough; sore throat; runny or stuffy nose; body aches; headache; fatigue.
    • Inform the school nurse immediately if you learn your child has contracted the H1N1 flu (“swine” flu) or any other communicable disease.

    For additional information refer to this website : http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/

Contact the Nurse

  •  

    Barbara Kase-Avner, RN, MSN, CSN-NJ
    950 Cropwell Road
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    (P)856-424-4505 option #2
    (F)856-424-8602
    bkaseavner@chclc.org

     

Health Screenings

  • Health Screenings will be done throughout the school year.  The screenings include height, weight, vision, hearing, blood pressure, and scoliosis (a simple exam of the back).  If you would like your child to be exempt from any of these screenings please notify the nurse with a written request at the beginning of the year.

Immunization Update

  • Dear Parent:

    This is a reminder of the change in the New Jersey State immunization requirements.  All children born after January 1, 1997 and enrolled in grade six will be required to receive a booster dose of the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine* as well as on dose of the meningococcal vaccine.  The immunizations should be completed before your child starts school next September.  Please send a doctors note with proof of these immunizations to your child’s middle school nurse.

    The Cherry Hill School District is compelled by state law to ensure that all students receive the required immunizations.  Children who do not meet the requirements will be excluded from school.  Documentation must be received prior to the first day of school.  If documentation is not received by this date your child will be excluded from school until it is submitted. ** The only exceptions are for students who have medical or religious waivers.  Speak with your school nurse if you wish to consider a medical or religious waiver.

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

    Sincerely,

    Barbara Kase-Avner, RN 

    Beck Middle School Nurse

    *Those who received a Td booster within 5 years are not required to get the Tdap until 5 years have elapsed from the last DTP/DTaP or Td dose.

    **Depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine your physician may not be able to administer the DTaP vaccine until your child reaches age 11.  If this is the case, please provide documentation that an appointment is scheduled and proof of vaccination once it is administered.

Medical Info for Class Trips

  • A School Nurse may not be available for your child's class trip.  According to the Cherry Hill Public School Administrative Procedure M-10, medication MUST be administered by a Certified School Nurse. Students may not self administer medications.  Please contact the School Nurse if you have any concerns.

Sudden Cardiac Death in Young Athletes

Concussion

  • Concussion and Mild TBI

    What is a Concussion?

    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a fall or a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.

    Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious.

     
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    5141.8__Sports_Related_Concussion_and_Head_Injury.pdf
    Sports Related Concussion Policy
     
    Fact_Sheet_ConcussTBI-a.pdf
    Facts about concussion
     
    11ConcussionConsentFormDOE_(2).pdf

Medication Administration in School

  • All non-prescription and prescription medications are to be administered from the health office by the school nurse.  This includes medicines such as eye drops, ointments, and antacids.  Non-prescription medicines with the exception of Ibuprofen (Motrin) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will require a physician order.

    All medication must be in an original, labeled bottle, with the name of the child, the drug, and instructions on the label.

    If a non-prescription medication (over the counter) is to be administered, in a school setting, the requirement for prescription will apply except for Ibuprofen (Motrin) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol).

    The administration of Ibuprofen (Motrin) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will require written parental permission.

    Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions.


    Your child may self-carry an asthma inhaler, and or Epi-pen with the proper district paperwork filled out by doctors and parents.  Forms are available in the nurse's office.

    Please be sure to pick up any unused medicine from the nurse's office.  Medication will not be released to students. Medications must be picked up by an adult.  Any medications not picked up by June 18 will be discarded by the nurse.  Medications can not and will not be stored over the summer.

Diabetes

Administration of Epinephrine

  • Please read the following important points prior to downloading the attached forms.
     
    If your child has a life threatening allergy and may require the administration of Epinephrine and/or Benadryl while at school, the following forms are required.
     
    1.Administration of Epinephrine for Life Threatening Allergic Reactions. (3pages - Completed by the parent)
     
    2.Food Allergy Action plan completed by the physician and the parent.  Includes orders for administration of Benadryl and Epinephrine.
     
    3.If you would like your child to carry his/her Epi-pen, please complete the Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma Medication Form. The parent signs one form and the student’s physician signs the second form. (Please be sure to complete the bottom left portion that lists the medical condition and medication to be self-administered.)
     
     
    Medication will not be accepted in the nurse’s office without the proper completion of the above forms. All medication must be in the original containers.  Epi pens should not be expired and have a prescription label which matches the doctor's order.
     
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    Administration_of_Epinephrine[1].pdf
    Administration Of Epinephrine
     
    Parent_Self_Admin_of_Asthma_or_Epi[1].pdf
    Parental Permission
     
    Physician_Self_Admin_of_Asthma_or_Epi[1].pdf
    Physician Permission
     
    FAAP_Plan_for_EPI.pdf
    Food Allergy Action Plan

Asthma

Liberty Science Center

  • Per Cherry Hill District Policy and NJ state law, parental and physician signatures are required in order for the school nurse to administer medication.  No exceptions can be made.

    If your child must have medication on this trip, complete the attached form .  Place the completed form in the zip-lock bag with the medications and deliver to Mrs. Avner at Beck. *MedicallyNecessary medications only will be administered by the nurse while on the trip.  Please administer daily evening dose of medications to your child before the trip and your child’s morning dose when he/she arrives home in the morning following the trip.  No medication will be accepted the afternoon of the trip.  All Medications including over the counter medicines require a doctor’s order with the exception of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) which require written permission from a parent/guardian. Medicines must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the label intact.  Do not include extra doses.  It is not necessary to send Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.

    Please do not  send medications in with your child.   The exception to this is for Asthma Inhalers.  The district required paperwork must be on file in the nurse's office.

Mt. Misery

  • To: Parents/Guardians

    From: Beck School Nurse

    Subject: Mt. Misery

     

    1. Please bring all medications to the nurse’s office the Wednesday before your child is scheduled to go to Mt. Misery. Medication will not be accepted the morning of the trip.
    2. Put all medications in a plastic bag which is labeled:

    Child’s name

    Team #

    Date of trip to Mt. Misery

     

    1. Put medication forms and permission for into the plastic bag with the medication.
    2. There will be a full time nurse at Mt. Misery (day and night).  Phone number (609)893-4111 – nurse’s office, (609)893-3354 – camp office.
    3. All medications must be in its original properly labeled containers.  (no loose tablets or pills )
    4. Please share any medical concerns you may have about your child’s camp experience.
    5. If your child has a special diet please notify Mr. Heller or Mrs. Avner at Beck (856)424-4505 option #2.  (1-2 weeks notification)
    6. Make sure all health information forms are filled out; this includes immunization with last tetanus, allergies to food/medication, etc.
    7. Signed medical emergency form, allowing the treatment at the closest hospital.  (which is Burlington county Memorial Hospital)
    8. All medication to be administered must have a written doctor’s order and a written parent permission slip.
    9. A nebulizer is available for Asthmatics.  We need tubing, mouth piece and medication along with the doctor’s order.
    10. Please pick up your medicine when you pick your child up after the trip.
     
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    MtMiseryHealthInfo.pdf
    Mt. Misery Health Information Form
     
    Mt._Misery_updated_medication_form.docx
     
     
    Mt_Misery_parent_presentation[1]_(1).pptx
    Parent Presentation For Mt Misery

Washington D.C. Trip

  • Medical forms and any medications that your child will need to take during the DC trip are due one week prior to the trip.  Please send all medications in their original bottle labeled with your childs name.  Remember that a doctor's order is required for administration of over-the-counter medicines with the exception of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). School dosing for Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen (Advil and Tylenol) is only for one dose per day.  If you think that your child may need more than one dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen, please provide an order from your physician.   Benadryl requires a doctors order.  No medications will be accepted the morning of the trip.  Please remember to administer any morning medicines that your child needs to take before we leave in the morning.  The nurse will administer medications on the evening of the trip and the next morning.  If you have any questions please contact the nurse at 424-4505 #2 for the nurse's office.

    Please do not pack or send medications in with your child. All luggage will be screened before the trip.  The exception to this is for Asthma Inhalers.  The district required paperwork must be on file in the nurse's office.

Sports Physical

Sports Physical Forms

  • In accordance with state law, students planning to participate in any sport at Beck are required to have an up-to-date physical exam.  You will need to adhere to the following requirements:

     

    See post-it labeled: Directions for Completing Online Sports Paperwork

     

    Complete sports forms in the Genesis parent portal.  Please print, fill out, and submit to the school nurse the following forms:

     

    • Sports physicals- must be performed by an accepted healthcare provider and current on the first day of practice. Physicals are good for 365 days from the date the physical was performed (NOT the date that the forms were completed).
    • The health history update form must be completed and submitted for each and every sport.
    • Please complete your physical forms over the summer and get them in prior to the first day of school. This helps with forming our teams in the fall. Please note:  NO student is permitted to try-out or compete in a sport without the documentation being completed. You can complete the forms online on the Genesis parent portal.
    • Beck Middle School now features A-Teams and B-teams!  This includes two teams for Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Baseball, and Softball. We will continue to offer Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track & Field as well. Intramural activities will also continue for tennis, basketball, bowling, flag football, and girls volleyball. All sports (except intramural) will require a try-out moving forward. All sports, including intramural, require the aforementioned sports physical paperwork.
    • We encourage all students, especially our new incoming 6th-grade class, to consider our new athletic opportunities at Beck. Go Bobcats!!!

    Our school offers a wide variety of interscholastic and intramural sports.

    Our interscholastic sports teams compete against teams from other South Jersey area schools while our intramural teams play against other student teams from Beck. Both are great opportunities for our students to get involved in our school community, show school spirit, exhibit great sportsmanship, and work together with teammates.

    In order to participate in our athletics program, students must have a current physical and a Health History Update form for the specific sport on file with the school nurse. These forms can be found on the nurse's eboard.

     

    To avoid delays in clearing sports physicals, be sure to turn in your paperwork on time.

    MAKE SURE:

    • All sections of the physical examination form are completed in ink.
    • All sections are completed including vision, blood pressure, pulse, and date of the physical exam.
    • Provide explanations to all yes answers on the history form.
    • The clearance box is checked on both pages 3 and 4.
    • Include clearance notes with the date for any injuries and/or illnesses checked off on the history form.
    • The doctor signed the cardiac assessment module on the last page.
    • Lastly, check over the forms before submitting them to make sure they are complete.

    ***Incomplete forms will be returned for completion before processing***

     
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    athleticphysicalsform.pdf
    Physical form
     
    HealthHistoryUpdate.pdf
    Health History Update Green Form
     
    Sports_Checklist_2020.pdf
    Sports Checklist

Opioid Video

  •  

    Parents,

    Please watch this 6 minute video about opioid use and misuse.  It is a requirement for sports.

    https://youtu.be/3Rz6rkwpAx8