In light of the ongoing developments with COVID-19 and remote learning, please
feel free to reach out to me via email or phone for any medical questions or concerns.
Wishing you and your families continued health as we get through this pandemic.
Mansion Avenue Elementary School Nurse
Monica Ochal, BSN RN CSN
All parents must complete the Covid-19 waiver in Genesis before the student enters the school building. 6th graders also need to complete a waiver in their Student Genesis account. A forehead scan for temperature will be checked and staff will be looking for overt symptoms that could be attributed to Covid-19. No one can enter the building with symptoms or a forehead temperature scan of 100.4 or above. Masks are to be worn when on district property.
Per the guidance of the Camden County Department of Health, students displaying symptoms that could be attributed to COVID-19 are to be assessed by their healthcare provider. If the healthcare provider has determined that the student’s symptoms are not attributed to COVID-19, a separate definitive diagnosis explaining the symptoms is required. The Audubon Public School District appreciates your cooperation in the care of this student and our school community.
Your child will need to see a physician for two or more symptoms of COVID-19:
|⬜Fever of 100.4 or above
||⬜Shortness of Breath
|⬜Loss of Sense of Smell or Taste
|⬜Feeling Extra Tired
Due to the close connection to COVID-19, your child will being excluded from in-person instruction and extracurricular activities if these symptoms are present. The following conditions must be met in order for your child to return to in-person activities.
Per the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention AND the Camden County Department of Health, students are:
- NOT TO RETURN TO SCHOOL until fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medicines (e.g Tylenol),
- NOT TO RETURN TO SCHOOL until symptom free or markedly improved symptoms for 24 hours,
- Bring evidence of a negative COVID-19 test or medical note if testing is not performed, and
- Continue to monitor themselves for other COVID-19 related symptoms while following CDC and DOH social distancing and hygiene practices.
Mansion Avenue School Nurse
The role of the school nurse is to support the student by providing health care. I will be providing health care thru assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. I will conduct health screenings and refer students whose results deviate from the norm for their age. The school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.
Please refer to this site for the latest in immunization updates and to print out some of the health related school forms.
Beginning January 2014, NJ FamilyCare - New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance program - includes CHIP, Medicaid and Medicaid expansion populations. That means qualified NJ residents of any age may be eligible for free or low cost health insurance that covers doctor visits, prescriptions, vision, dental care, mental health and substance use services and even hospitalization.
The NJ Helps Services Home Page is designed to give consumers a "one-stop" shopping resource for the wide range of programs, information and services provided by the Department of Human Services and its partners, to assist individuals, families and communities in throughout the State of New Jersey.
NJ Parent Link
A statewide website highlighting NJ state services and resources designed to facilitate ease of use and engagement with government services and community resources.
The Flu: A Guide for Parents
CDC flu information for parents.