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Nurse's Corner

Nurse's Corner

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

My name is Bonnie Francione and I am writing to introduce myself as the new school nurse at Spotswood High School. 

A little about me:   I am married, have two grown boys and too many pets (dogs, cats, parrot and rabbit).  I am a registered nurse with my bachelor’s degree from Stonybrook University.  I have been a school nurse for the past 17 years and transferred here from South River High School. Prior to working as a school nurse, I worked with the developmentally disabled population and worked in the hospital setting as well.  I am very excited to join Spotswood High School and look forward to working with the students and families here.  I want to assure you that your children’s health and safety is my top priority.

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns you may have at [email protected] or call the office at 732-723-2200 ext 1060.

Have a physical scheduled?  
Forms can also be sent to the school nurse electronically at [email protected] or send fax 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
CovidIf 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.  

If you tested positive for COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status):

  • Stay home and isolate yourself for at least 5 days.
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house but should continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days, and avoid travel if possible
  • If you can't wear a mask, you should isolate yourself for a full 10 days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and other symptoms improve

If you are exposed and/or in close contact with positive Covid-19 individual:

*Individuals would be considered exposed to someone with Covid-19 from 2 days prior to symptom onset (or positive test date if asymptomatic) to 5 days after onset (not during the case's additional precaution period at day 6-10).

* Quarantine is no longer recommended for people who are exposed to Covid-19 and can continue to attend school as long as they remain asymptomatic. CDC recommends that individuals who were exposed to Covid-19 wear a well-fitted mask for 10 days after exposure.

* Exposed persons, regardless of vaccination status, are strongly recommended to get tested 5 full days after exposure, on day 6 (date of exposure is considered day 0) If the test is positive, they must follow isolation recommendations.

After an exposure, students/parents and staff should carefully monitor for fever (100.4F or greater), cough, shortness of breath, or other Covid-19 symptoms for 10 days. If symptoms develop you should immediately get tested.

Here are some helpful links to learn more about Covid-19:
Local Testing Sites: 
Vaccines are available for ages 5 and up.  Most sites 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!