BTSD Nurse News

Week of May 18, 2020

Contact Us!

If you have any questions or concerns during the school closure, please reach out to your child's nurse and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can.


BTES

Erica Cofone

ecofone@btboe.org


Bayville/HMP

Melissa Reece

mreece@btboe.org


CBW

Kim Helling

khelling@btboe.org

www.sites.google.com/btboe.org/cbwnurse

Self Care for Parents

Staying home all day with limited outside contact can be very stressful! As a parent, it's important to take care of yourself. Our friends over on Sesame Street have put together some ways do just that.

Talking to Children About Covid-19

We have offered suggestions in previous newsletters, but as Covid-19 is an evolving issue, it never hurts to arm ourselves with ideas on how to appropriately share this information with our children.

Soothing and Comforting

Our friends on Sesame Street help with coping mechanisms for parents and children during this unprecedented time.

Preschool Immunization Requirements

If you have registered your child for Preschool, please keep in mind that if you have not already submitted your child's health records, you will need to do so before starting school in September. This includes an immunization record and a physical exam form signed by your child's doctor.


The following immunizations are required for your child to start school:


DTaP x 4

IPV (Polio) x 3

Hib (at least one of them must be after 1st birthday)

PCV (at least one of them must be after 1st birthday)

MMR

Varicella



The following immunization is required by 12/31/20:


Influenza

Kindergarten Immunization Requirements

If you have registered your child for Kindergarten, please keep in mind that if you have not already submitted your child's health records, you will need to do so before starting school in September. This includes an immunization record and a physical exam form signed by your child's doctor.



If your child is moving up from Preschool to Kindergarten, please obtain a record of all booster shots required to move up to Kindergarten.


The following immunizations are required for your child to start school:


DTaP x 5 (may be 4 if the 4th one was given after 4th birthday)

IPV (Polio) x 4 (may be 3 if the 4rd one was given after 4th birthday)

Hep B series of 3

MMR x 2

Varicella (chickenpox)

6th Grade Immunization Requirements

If your child is entering 6th grade, he or she will need a record of the following immunizations:


Tdap

Meningococcal

School Physical Form

ATTN: New Students! Please have your child's pediatrician complete the attached physical form prior to school entry. Please contact your child's nurse with any questions!