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Nurse's Corner

Nurse's Corner

Spotswood High School Nurse's Corner
Welcome to the SHS NURSE'S Corner

Samantha Avallone, RN, BSN

Summer Time
Have a physical scheduled?  
Summer is almost here! If you plan to visit your physician this summer for a physical and have a student with a medical condition, please have the physician complete the appropriate form and send them into the school nurse's office in September.  Please be aware, a new form must be completed every school year.
Forms can also be sent to the school nurse electronically at or faxed to 732-251-7666 attn: High School Nurse. 
  • If your child has life threatening allergies please complete and have a physician sign the Allergy Treatment Form. Please indicate with your signature whether or not the student can self-administer epinephrine. 
  • If your child has Asthma please complete and have a physician sign the Asthma Treatment Plan, even if your student self-carries and administers medication.  If your child should need to use an inhaler in school aside from prior to physical activity, please have them come to the nurse for evaluation either before or after administering the medication.
  • If your child has a need for any medication while in school, please have the physician complete the Medication Administration form.  No medication can be administered in school without a doctor's order, not even over-the-counter medications like Advil or Tylenol.
  • If your child has diabetes please complete and have a physician sign the Diabetes Medical Management Form.
  • If your child has a seizure disorder please complete and have a physician sign the Seizure Action Plan.  Please also complete the Seizure Parent Questionnaire.  
COVID -19 Information 
If you or your child are not feeling well, please stay home.  Any student experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 such as fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, new loss of sense of taste or smell, nasal congestion, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, or fatigue should stay home and consider getting a PCR test for Covid-19.  Rapid antigen covid-19 tests are not very accurate and results are not accepted for school clearance at this time. Students who are sent home will be asked to stay home in isolation for ten days or may return after obtaining a negative PCR test.  Close contacts of students who test positive for Covid-19 will be asked to quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms of Covid-19.  
Please bear with us, as you may receive phone calls asking questions when your child is absent from school.  We must do our part as school nurses, administrators, or support staff in conducting contact tracing in order to stop the spread, keep our school community safe, and keep our doors open. We appreciate your cooperation during this difficult time.  
Here are some helpful links to learn more about Covid-19:
Local Testing Sites: 
Vaccines are available for ages 12 and up.  CVS and Walgreens have vaccines available and typically require an appointment.  For more information go to: 
Wear a mask properly, covering your nose and mouth
Keep social circles small 
Avoid large gatherings 
Cloth masks should be washed after each use to prevent infection
Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer frequently
Avoid non-essential travel
Get the vaccine if eligible 
Signs and Symptoms of a Severe Medical Condition:
Covid Symptoms
shortness of breath
low oxygen levels
changes in skin color
lethargy, unable to wake up
chest pain or pressure
Please seek medical attention immediately!