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Welcome to the Nurses Page
Sheryl Hernon, R.N., C.S.N.
(973) 379-4843 ext: 33008
 
Thank you for visiting my page. I will use it to keep you apprised of various health concerns here at Deerfield School and to share information pertinent to the health and well-being of your child. To contact me via email just click on my name. 
 
COVID-19
Millburn School District is carefully monitoring and responding to information as we receive it, surrounding COVID-19. The safety of our students, staff, faculty and community is our highest priority. We receive our information from the Centers for Disease Control CDC, as well as the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH, our local health department LHD Johns Hopkins University Center for Science and Engineering JHU and the US State Department State Department Travel Advisory
 
 
 

 

VACCINATION STATUS

In order for accurate contact tracing, it is imperative that you notify your school nurse as to your vaccination status. We will be able to share out the data on how many students are vaccinated at each school so parents can make an informed decision about masks and risks.

  • Nurses must have information on a student’s vaccination status to know if they must quarantine. 

  • Log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal

  • Click on Forms on the left side menu

  • Click on the Covid-19 Vaccine Record Form

  • You will see the information we already have on file for your child

  • To make changes to the current info, click Yes. Make your updates and/or add the vaccine booster date for your child

  • If schools are unable to determine the vaccination status of individual students or staff, those individuals will be considered not fully vaccinated and will need to quarantine

 

Detailed instructions for PowerSchool forms can be found here 

 

Guidelines For Sending Your Child To School for minor Illness


Sometimes it is confusing to decide to send your child to school, I would like to share some guidelines to help you decide if your child is well enough to come to school. (These do not take into account any COVID-19 protocals in place.)


  • Fever-Your child should be fever-free (100’ F is considered a fever) for 24 hours before returning to school.  A normal temperature is one not masked by the effects of acetaminophen or ibuprofen.  Very often children feel better in the morning and then by afternoon their temperature has returned.

  • Vomiting/diarrhea-Your child should not have vomited or had diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.  They should have eaten 2 meals and have kept them down.

  • Strep Throat-If your child has strep throat they must be on the antibiotics for 24 hours.

  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)- your child must be on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • Cough/Cold-Keep your child home if they have a cough that is persistent and productive coupled with thick or constant nasal drainage.

  • Head Lice- Your child must have been treated and nits removed before returning to school.  Upon return to school they must report to the health office to be checked and cleared.

  • Impetigo- is a very contagious blistery skin infection, usually on the face. Your child must see their MD and be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours. The lesions must  be covered on their return to school

I hope this information helps you in helping me to keep Deerfield School healthy this year.

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MILLBURN SCHOOLS COVID 19 TESTING

The District is continuing to coordinate with Back to Work Solutions to provide weekly PCR Covid-19 testing, and we hope all of our school community will take advantage of it on a weekly basis, to keep our students and staff safe and healthy and in school.

 

Tests are offered at Millburn High School on Tuesdays, from 3:15 to 5:30 pm, and at Hartshorn School on Thursdays, from 4:15 - 6:15 pm. 

 

To sign up, please follow these simple steps: 

  1. Register for a Telemed online appointment. Meet online with a Telemed doctor to get your prescription for testing. 
  2. The Telemed doctor will approve you for Covid testing, and email you a prescription for the Covid test, and a link to sign up for an appointment at the school test site/time of your choice.
  3. You must print out and bring the paper prescription with you for your PCR test to be sent to the lab. They cannot use information from your phone. The schools do not have printers available.  If you forget the form you will need to return home to print it out.

LINKS: 

Register Here:  https://backtoworksolutions.com/MillburnPSD.html

 Get more information on the testing process and FAQ’s here.

 BILLING QUESTIONS?  GET ANSWERS HERE.

 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO PRINT OUT THE PRESCRIPTION THAT WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.  YOU MUST HAVE THE PAPER PRESCRIPTION WITH YOU FOR EACH PERSON BEING TESTED.