Mrs. Sue March RN, BSN, CSN/NJ
Oxford St. Health Office
Belvidere School District
(908)475-4001 ext. 2006 (between 7:35am-2:35pm)
One very serious danger in playing sick is that it's possible to believe your own act. FERRIS BUELLER
Research shows students can begin to reverse their academic difficulties if they improve their attendance (Attendanceworks.org).
If your child requires medications at school, please have your doctor complete the required authorization forms and action plans. These forms are available on my important document page.
Check out our Public Service Announcement on how to help our school stay healthy: Click on>>> PSA: Sanitize
Wash hands often with soap and water
Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth
Avoid contact with those who are already sick
Get plenty of sleep
Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids
Cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a tissue or the crook of your arm
Stay home if ill for at least 24 hours after fever, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea are gone
Students entering 6th grade must satisfy the State immunization mandate requiring them to receive diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (Tdap) and meningococcal vaccine (MCV), as well as a current physical on file in the health office. Any student who does not complete these requirements may face exclusion. I encourage you to make sure your sons and daughters get all vaccines recommended. The CDC recommends pre-teens get three vaccines at 11 or 12 years. They protect against whooping cough, meningitis, and cancers caused by HPV. Students should also get a yearly flu vaccine.
Preschoolers must also receive an annual flu shot before December 1st per the Department of Health.
If your child has a life-threatening food allergy, the safest meal is one packed from home; however, we understand this is not always feasible. You may contact our dietician at email@example.com with any questions and concerns. You should also refer to our food services' website at http://www.maschiofood.com/nutrition.php and click the nutrition information tab to preview labels and products for the meals served in the cafeteria.
An ongoing goal of the Poison Experts from the NJ Poison Center is for everyone to program the poison hotline phone number into their cell phone. Their toll-free number is 800 222 1222. Also please follow on Facebook by clicking www.facebook.com/NJPIES
Food Assistance, Medicare/Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA)>>>>https://www.njhelps.org/Parenting Resource from the State of NJ: I'd like to introduce everyone to "Parent Link" found at www.njparentlink.nj.gov, this informative website is available from the state with the goal of linking parents and families to available resources. The resources range from health and wellness or parenting support to food, income, and mortgage assistance.
Belvidere Area Emergency Food Pantry: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9:30 am-12 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Call 908 475-4065 for eligibility. Located in the United Methodist Church.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online information at www.cdc.gov.NJ Helps www.njhelps.org>>>find out about more services for children and families>>>you may also prescreen eligibility for programs like Food Stamps, Medicaid, and othersProject Family Connect>>>Connect with resources you need to take care of your family...and yourself>>>1-844-807-3500 or 973-940-3500For help to quit Vaping: TEXT QUIT to 202-899-7550 or visit www.tobaccofreenj.com/quit-smoking or www.becomeanex.org
Community Services:Aetna Better Health of New Jersey Low and no-cost health coverage for you and your family>>>Call 1-855-232-3596 to see if you qualify.NJ Family Care>>>To enroll call 1-800-701-0710Zufall Health Centers 653 Willow Grove Street, Suite 1450 Hackettstown, NJ 07840 908.452.5366 (no-cost health and dental care)
Catholic Charities 908 454-2074
Dept of Human Services 908-475-6332
Disability Services 973-361-5666
Family Division Services 908-475-6150
Family Guidance 908-852-0333
>>>Phillipsburg Head Start 908-454-5936
>>>Washington Head Start 908-689-4668
Rent Assistance 908-475-3989
Transportation Services 908-454-4044Non-emergency Healthcare transportation https://www.logisticare.com/
Warren Cty Eye Health Services (see school nurse)
Warren Cty Public Nursing Agency 908-475-7960 (must make an appt. for vaccination clinic).
Warren Cty Special Child Health Services 908-475-7960 (Assess child with delays or needs from birth-21 years)
Community Prevention Resources: drug/alcohol treatment, recovery, Al-Anon, Alateen resource 908-835-1800 http://communitypreventionresources.org/
Payment Assistance for Gas and Electric (PAGE) www.NJPowerOn.org or call 1-732-982-8710
Emergency Hardship fund NJ Shares>>temporary assistance for electric bill 1-866-657-4273Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund>>>1-800-335-FUND(3863) or WWW>NJCATASTROPHICFUND.ORGOMNI Health Services>>>Mental Health Treatment 215-997-2000Kwenyan Professional Health Services, LLC>>>291 Pickford Ave, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865>>>908-777-3744/3754Performcare: In-home treatment for families in crisis>>1-877-652-7624
DCP&P (formerly DYFS) 908-689-7000 or 24 hour>>>800-531-1229
Crisis Intervention 908-454-5141 (24 hours/day)
Thank you for working with me to keep our community healthy and safe!
"You can’t educate a child who isn’t healthy and you can’t keep a child healthy who isn’t educated” Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 15th Surgeon General of the United States.
"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" Maya Angelou