Nurse's Office

Last Updated: 4/14/2022 11:34 AM

 Dear Parent/Guardian,

The New Jersey Department of Health, Daycares, School, and Higher Education (DSH) Team, has recorded a short video titled Household Contact Scenarios. This video reviews three COVID-19 household contact scenarios, including isolation and quarantine times

Since March 7, 2022, facemasks have been voluntary in most school settings. Per the guidance of the Camden County Department of Health, faculty, staff, or students displaying symptoms that could be attributed to COVID-19 are not to report to work or school.

Individuals with the following symptom(s) will warrant the prompt isolation from others and exclusion from in-person instruction and extracurricular activities:

One of the following symptoms:

⬜ new or worsening cough

⬜ difficulty breathing

⬜ new olfactory disorder

⬜ new taste disorder

⬜ fever

⬜ nausea or vomiting

⬜ diarrhea


Two or more of the secondary symptoms:

⬜ sore throat

⬜ muscle aches

⬜ fatigue

⬜ runny nose

⬜ headache 

At this time, per the recommendations of the Camden County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the following conditions must be met in order for symptomatic individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to return to school and in-person activities:

➢ Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test OR alternative diagnosis from a healthcare provider. ➢ Isolation at home for a full 5 days and the use of a face mask in school days 6-10 if COVID test is positive OR COVID testing not performed as long as:

○ Fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medicines (e.g. Tylenol),

○ Symptom free or markedly improved symptoms for 24 hours, and

➢ Continue to monitor themselves for other COVID-19 related symptoms while following CDC and DOH social distancing and hygiene practices.

Please feel free to contact school nurses for further guidance and instruction.

Haviland Avenue Elementary School Nurse

Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N.

(856) 546-4922 x6207



In addition to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our school community will be faced with cold and flu season. At Haviland Avenue School, health practices, such as covering coughs and hand washing, are always emphasized in an effort to prevent the spread of illness in our school environment. As your child’s school nurse, I also recommend parents consult with their health care providers regarding a yearly influenza vaccination. NJ Law does require an annual flu vaccine for students up to the age of 59 months.   

There are times when the only way to prevent the spread of illness is to keep students that are ill out of school.  Keeping children home when they are too sick for school protects other students and staff from potential illness.

Symptoms that child is too sick for school

  • Fever: Temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Child must not have a fever for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school.
  • Vomiting: Child should not return to school for 24 hours following the last episode of vomiting.
  • Diarrhea: Children with watery stools may not return to school until 24 hours after their last episode of diarrhea.
  • Eye Infection: Pink eye (conjunctivitis) or thick mucus or pus draining from eye should not return to school for 24 hours after starting treatment.

Lice, Scabies: Children may not return to school until they have been treated and are free of live lice (must be checked by school nurse before returning).  Children with scabies can be admitted after treatment.If your child has any of the following symptoms, keep him/her home, or make appropriate child care arrangements. 

  • Students with fever, vomiting, diarrhea or eye infection must be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
  • Chronic cough and/or runny nose: Continual coughing and greenish nose discharge. Conditions may be contagious and may require treatment from your health care provider.
  • Sore Throat: With fever or swollen glands in the neck.
  • Rash: any rash, especially with fever or itching.
  • Ear infection: Without fever can attend school, but the child may need medical treatment and follow-up. Untreated ear infections can cause permanent hearing loss.
  • Unusual appearance behavior: Abnormally tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable.
  • Cough: Children sent to office with persistent cough, with an inability to stay in class, will be sent home.  

Physician notes are required for absences of 5 days or more and for communicable diseases.

Thank you for helping to keep Haviland Avenue School a Healthy Learning Environment.

Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N., Haviland Avenue School Nurse

Ann Rossi-Alston, R.N., B.S.N.
856-546-4922 ext. 6207

I take a great sense of responsibility being entrusted with the physical, emotional, and mental health of students at Haviland Avenue School.  I believe that health and intellectual development of children are inextricably related; therefore, my goal is to strengthen and facilitate the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of children and staff.

Students do not exist solely within the confines of the school environment, but are affected by their interactions and associations with family, community, and world events.  I strive to view each child as a whole composition by encompassing his/her unique and varied experiences. While it may seem you only hear from me when your child is physically sick, in need of an immunization, vision or hearing evaluation, please know that I am concerned and interested with all aspects of your child's well being.  Please, don't hesitate to call me to discuss any situation or medical issue that may affect your child's school success.

Immunizations Required by New Jersey Law for Kindergarten Attendance


a minimum of 4 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 5 doses


a minimum of 3 doses, with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday, or any 4 doses

(Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

2 doses vaccine, with the first dose given on or after the 1st birthday


1 dose given on or after the first birthday, proof of disease or lab evidence of protective immunity

Hepatitis B

three doses vaccine

Camden County does provide free immunizations at Camden and Bellmawr clinics specifically for uninsured, underinsured or Plan A.

Child Immunizations- 2 months-18 years (By Appointment Only)

35 East Browning Road (same building at Bellmawr Public Library)
Fridays 9am-12pm/ 1pm-4pm

Camcare  817 Federal Street 2nd floor
Monday & Wednesday 9a-12p / 1p-4p


Health Resources

Adult Immunization Program 

Childhood Communicable Diseases 

COVID-19 Symptoms 

COVID-19 Symptoms (Espanol) 

Management of COVID-19 Symptoms at Home

Free Dental Healthcare Clinic 2022
The 2022 Give Kids a Smile Day is TBA. This is the state's premier single-day program offering free dental care to children 12 and under. 
Give Kids A Smile Day 2020 

Head Lice Facts 

Head Lice Letter 

Management of Pediculosis Information Packet 

Management of Pediculosis, ABOE Policy 8545 

NJ FamilyCare
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. 

CDC Recommended Immunization Schedule Immunization schedule for children and adolescents aged 18 years or younger.

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.  

Ronald McDonald House Pop Top Tab Collection


Printable Forms

Asthma Treatment Plan  
(Required for all students with diagnosis of Asthma)

Epi-Pen Packet  

Health History Form  

Non-Prescription/Prescription Medication Consent  

Emergency Self-Administered Medication Consent  

Physical Exam & Immunization Record  

Self-Administered Medication Policy