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District Health Letter:



Health and Family Information

Message from the nurse—Mrs. Lori Mac Manus, RN, BSN, CSN

        Welcome to spring—birds singing, flowers blooming and children sneezing and dealing with itchy eyes!  Please remember to provide your children with allergy medicine if needed before coming to school.  If you have any medication that may alleviate the itching eyes, and running noses that are so frequent this time of year, please obtain a doctor’s order and bring in a supply of the medication so that it can be administered safely to your child.

If you have any questions, please contact me at: 732-968-0885   Ext. 15


NJ Department of Health Zika website


Give Kids a Smile NJ would like to help  students start each school day with a healthy smile!  Every February dentists throughout NJ offer free dental care for children ages 12 and younger.  

In 2015, Give Kids a Smile day is Friday, February 6.

Click here for more info.


Information on Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68):
The Communicable Disease Service in New Jersey’s Department of Health has made available a list of frequenPlease see attached note below for excellent reference points from  that can be shared with your district.
Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) Frequently Asked Questions (http://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/faq/ev_faq.pdf)


When to stay Home from School: 

Fever above 100.0 F  
Any symptoms of the flu, such as, nausea/vomiting, fever, chills, body aches, bad sore throat, persistent cough.
May not return to school until fever is under 100.0 F for 24 hrs. without Tylenol or Motrin.
May not return to school until there is no vomiting for 24 hours.


Bed Bugs
Bed Bugs are increasingly becoming a problem within residences of all kinds including homes, apartments, hotels, dorms, and shelters throughout the United States, currently there is no evidence of a major infestation in the Dunellen School District.  

The common bedbug is a 6-legged wingless insect, which ranges in size from a poppy-seed in its early stages to a 0.5 cm length at adult size.  They are white or light-tan in color to a reddish-brown.  Bed bugs have spread far and wide through the country and are to be expected in every community regardless of the population, income, or ethnic/racial make up of the population.
For more informatino on bed bugs: 

NJ Family Care information
NJ Family Care is a federal and state funded health insurance program created to help New Jersey's uninsured children and certain low-income parents and guardians to have affordable health coverage.
Get information and contacts
Information also available at www.horizonNJhealth.com.

Middlesex County Influenza Information
All Middlesex County Public Health Department H1N1 clinics will be held based on vaccine availability. Call 732-565-3788 between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and press 0 to schedule an appointment Appointments will be taken through December 18, 2009

View the Middlesex Department of Health Flu Website

Somerset County Influenza Information
They may take some Middlesex County residence - it is recommended that you contact them directly.

Link to Greater Somerset Health Partnership

Medication Forms Available
If your child needs to take medication while in school, you will need to download the appropriate form(s), have your physician fill-out and sign page two of the form(s), and return it to the Nurse by the first week of school.
Click here for forms.

Important Message About Lead Poisoning (pdf)
Why is New Jersey concerned about lead poisoning?
Why is your child’s school concerned about lead poisoning?
Why should parents be concerned about lead poisoning?
More Information Here

MRSA Information
Informational brocure about the MRSA skin infection. In both english and spanish.
MRSA Information

HPV Vaccine Questions (pdf)
What is human papilloma virus (HPV)?
Who should get the HPV vaccine?
What is the HPV vaccine?
Where can I get more information?
Vaccine Questions

Lice Links for Parents

Useful Links

Middlesex County Department of Health
NJ Dept. of Health and Senior Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Additional Information