Welcome to Marlboro Elementary School Nurse Information
A little bit about me...
My name is Ms. Conover or Nurse Kristi. This is my first year working as a school nurse in Marlboro and I love working with school age children! Prior to becoming the school nurse here, I worked at Monmouth Medical Center in the postpartum unit, taking care of new mothers and newborn babies. I earned my Bachelors in Nursing and my School Nurse Certification from Rutgers University.
I have 2 children, in 7th grade and 4th grade this year. My husband is a middle school special education teacher. We live in Old Bridge with our 2 cats, Ash and Riker.
This year I will see your children for the following routine screenings...
Height, weight, and blood pressure are completed annually for all students. For students in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades, a vision screening is also completed. Hearing screenings are done for grades K-3. Scoliosis screenings are completed in grade 5. I will send home a note if any referrals are recommended.
If you would like to opt your child out of routine health screenings, please notify the school nurse in writing.
My office is open throughout the school day. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns via email at [email protected] or by phone at (732) 972-2095 (ext. 3). If I am unable to answer your phone call immediately, please leave a message on my voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as possible.
Thank you and best wishes for a wonderful school year!
Ms. Kristi Conover, BSN, RN, CSN
Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children Home from School
I have a fever of 100.0 F or greater--
Cannot return to school until fever-free without the use of medication for 24 hours (ex. Tylenol, Motrin, Advil).
I vomited, one or more times in the past 24 hours--
Cannot return to school until free from vomiting for 24 hours.
I have diarrhea--
Cannot return to school until free from diarrhea for 24 hours.
I have a rash, on my body with fever or itching--
Require a doctor's note permitting to return.
I have head lice/nits--
Must be treated with lice shampoo, and manually remove all nits. A child cannot return until zero nits. Child will be inspected in the nurse's office upon return to school and sent home if nits are found.
I have an eye infection (the white part of the eye is pink and drainage is coming from the eye)--
To return to school the child must have clear eyes that are not draining. If the child has bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye), 24 hours of treatment must be completed accompanied by a doctor's note.
I have a sore throat possibly accompanied by fever--
The child must be fever free without the assistance of temperature reducing medication for 24 hours.
I have been diagnosed with strep throat or scarlet fever (red, sore throat with patches on tonsils, swollen glands, fever and/or rash)--
Must be fever free without the assistance of fever reducing medication. Must complete treatment for at least 24 hours. Must be accompanied by a doctor's note.
I was in the hospital or went to the emergency room--
A copy of discharge instructions and/or a doctor's note permitting me to return to class that includes any special school restrictions.
I have an injury--
If your child is wearing/using: cast, crutches, brace, ace bandage, splint, stitches, or any other medical device, please notify me prior to the child coming to school. Your child must have a doctor's note to wear this. Any injury that requires this will prohibit participation in gym and recess. Please make sure you contact your doctor for a note stating when they can return to gym and recess. This is for the safety of your child and the other students around them.