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    WISHING YOU THE GIFT OF HEALTH        FOREVER CARING

    START OF SCHOOL INFORMATION

     

    As we embark on the 2020-2021 school year, we wish to thank you for your ongoing support during the past few months.  Please know that district personnel have been working diligently to develop workable plans and protocols to help ensure the healthiest and safest school environment possible, as we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic.

     I remain regularly available to assist you in anyway I can, whether learning is remote or in-person.

     Please be sure to communicate with me related to any health concerns for your child. You can feel free to contact me via phone or e-mail.

     Please be sure we have updated contact information for you. Please update your information in power school and to ensure it iscomplete,  current. 

     If your child requires medication during school hours, please contact me and I will assist you to acquire the necessary forms which need to be completed annually by your licensed medical provider and yourself. The forms are available on the District Nurse Web Page.  Due to state regulations, no medications can be administered in school without an order from a licensed medical provider.  Once you are ready to drop off your medication and forms, please contact me, so a time can be set-up to drop off these items.

     Once, we return to on-site learning, you will be given directives to complete a daily symptom assessment for your child to help us ensure optimal health in the school setting. Thank you for completing this each day.

     You are the frontline in knowing your child. If your child appears sick, please keep your child home and do virtual learning on that day and contact your medical provider, as needed.

     As directed by NJ Department of Health, it will be necessary for us to send students home if they present with any symptoms that could indicate COVID-19. Please have plans in place to pick up your child promptly, if called by the school nurse.  Thank you for your assistance.

     Please contact me at any time if you have a question or concern for illness or possible COVID-19 exposure. I will be more than happy to walk you through the steps for what needs to be done and will do my best to provide specific and clear directives.

    Throughout the district, we have put physical distancing into place, have built in time for hand-washing and sanitizing, and have regular cleaning and disinfection protocols in place. We are compliant with the state regulation for masking.

     We will continue to learn and improve as we navigate through this process.  We look forward to working closely with you, your child, and the entire school community.  We are most grateful for your assistance. 

    Sincerely,

    Marian Dunn, R.N., School Nurse

    856-652-2700- extension 4311/ mdunn@gpsd.us

    HANDWASHING IS THE KEY ACTIVITY

    By far, the most important surface to clean is the surface of your hands! Hand hygiene is the biggest, simplest, cheapest step you can take to protect yourself from coronavirus, and most any respiratory viral illness! But it only works if you do it, properly and consistently, before eating or touching your face, or after touching high-touch public surfaces such as doorknobs. As for the phone—yes, that is the highest-yield surface in the house to keep clean, because we touch our phones so often. The rest of the house is a much lower priority to clean, so long as we are careful to clean our hands when we come home!”

    — Paul Pottinger, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, University of Washington School of Medicine

     

    Washing your hands properly takes about as long as singing "Happy Birthday" twice, 
    using the images below.

     

    How to handwash

       Image from World Health Organization

     

    Gloucester County has new COVID-19- testing site.  Click on link at bottom for Main District Nurse Web Page for information. (9/24/20)  testing

    Welcome to the Bullock School Nurse Web Page!

    mdunn@gpsd.us

    856.652.2700 ext 4311

    fax 856.881.7587

     

     

    Main District Nurse Web Page

     

     

Last Modified on September 24, 2020