At Lakehurst School District, your child’s health is of the utmost importance to us. If you have any important health details you need to share, or just wish to get in contact with one of our school nurses, please use the contact details below.
In the case of an emergency, please call 911.
Nurse Annual Screening Information
The school nurse will be beginning annual screening of students for height, weight, blood pressure, vision, hearing and/or scoliosis. A student may be exempted from screening with a written request from the parent/guardian. Please submit signed and dated screening exemption letters to the school nurse before annual screenings begin the week of October 24, 2022. Detailed screening schedules for each grade can be found on the link below.
• Students should report to the Health Office for any medical problem or when prescribed medication must be dispensed.
- Medication – both prescribed and over-the-counter – requires a doctor’s written order and parental permission in order to be dispensed in school.
- Contact the school nurse for specific medication permission forms and to advise the school nurse if your student is receiving any medication at home.
• Should your student require the use of crutches or orthopedic devices due to an injury or illness, a physician’s clearance note must be provided to the school nurse.
• The school nurse cannot diagnose or treat injuries that occur outside of school. Referrals will be made if the school nurse determines this action appropriate.
• Parents should notify the school nurse if their child has been diagnosed with any chronic health problem or life-threatening allergic condition.
Parent Information & Useful Links
Meet our School Nurse
Denice Schnaak is a Certified School Nurse.
As a school nurse, she provides direct health care and medication administration to students who have been injured or who present with acute or chronic illnesses. She is the liaison between school personnel, family, community, and health care providers. She provides annual screenings and referrals for health conditions in order to address potential health problems that are barriers to learning or symptoms of underlying medical concerns.
Her role as a school nurse is to promote a healthy school environment. She provides for the physical and emotional safety of the school community, monitor immunizations, assure appropriate exclusion from and re-entry into school, and report communicable diseases as required by law. She also implements precautions for blood borne pathogens and other infectious diseases. She promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing health education directly to individual students, groups of students or classes by using comprehensive and age appropriate information.