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Nurse Donna Wozniak, RN, CSN/MSN
Franklin School Nurse
Room: Nurse's Room

Mission Statement
In order to promote the educational development of your child, both mentally and physically, the North Bergen
Board of Education has established a modern Health Services Department. It is the policy of this department to stress the healthful aspects of living and the prevention of illness and disease.

A Little About Me
My name is Donna Wozniak and I am happy to be here as the Nurse of Franklin School. I am delighted
to support the health and well-being of your children. I have been a nurse for 39 years and have a background in critical care. I have been employed as a school nurse in North Bergen's School District for 14 years.

I am a graduate of the Saint Francis School of Nursing and received my Bachelors, then CSN (Certified School Nurse) and Masters degrees from New Jersey City University right here in Hudson County.

The Goal
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) states that the academic success of each student is strongly linked to that student's health. I am here to help you keep your child safe, healthy and happy. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss your child's health, please feel free to contact me or call the office to make an appointment.

Patient Information for the Nurse's Office
If your child is absent and needs to stay home, please provide a note from the physician - if one was needed.

If your child is going to have surgery, and will be out for a prolonged period of time, please make an appointment to see me.

If you child will be absent for longer than two weeks, they may require home instruction. This will entail a doctor's note requesting home instruction with a diagnosis. Please make an appointment to see me as soon as you get that diagnosis.

Physical Examinations
Physical exams are recommended yearly. If your child is in 6th, 7th or 8th grade, we require a completed and signed sports physical form. This form must be completed in pen by you, and signed by the student, parent AND physician. The physician's stamp is also required on the form.

Vaccine Update
All students entering 6th grade or who are 11 years old, are required by the State of New Jersey, are required to have TDap (Tetanus Diphtheria and Pertussis Booster), and Meningococcal vaccine. You MUST provide proof of these boosters from your doctor's office or your child will NOT be allowed to attend school.

Medications at School
If your child requires medication during the school day, written permission from the doctor and parent needs to be given to the Nurse annually (the beginning of each school year). Medication must be in the original container from the pharmacy with your child's name on it. We ask that if possible, the instructions be printed by the pharmacy for us in English.

Students who will be taking medicine here are NOT allowed to carry that medicine with them. An adult must bring it to the Nurse's Office where it will be under lock and key for safety and legal purposes.

If your child requires an asthma inhaler or Epipen, it may be carried in their backpack, as long as written permission from the parent is provided and agreed and signed off by the school nurse.

Student Allergies
Some students in your child's class may have severe allergies to certain substances. Please contact your child's teacher before sending food in that may contain one or more of these allergens. There is a Peanut-Free table in the cafeteria which is where your child should be sitting if they have a peanut allergy.

Annual Health Screenings as per The State of New Jersey
All students will have the following tested annually:

1.-Height
2.-Weight
3.-Blood Pressure
4.-Visual Screening (Grades K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 only)
5.-Audiological (Hearing) (Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7 and 11 only)
6.-Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) (Grades 5, 7 and 11)
If we discover an abnormality, we will give you a referral for you to have your child followed up with a doctor's visit.

Notification of Illnesses
I will call you, when warranted, if your child needs to go home. Children should be picked up within 30 minutes of the call.

If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, they MUST go home, and stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours.

If your child has a suspected contagious illness, or lice, you should notify me immediately.