Mrs. Powers

Mrs. Powers     Mrs. Powers

I hear, and I forget
I see, and I remember.
I do, and I understand.
-Chinese Proverb 

About Me

     This is my second year as school nurse at KSA, my eighth year in the Roselle School District, and my thirty fourth year as a Registered Nurse. I enjoy my job as school nurse and greatly enjoy interacting with the students. I also enjoy my home life with my husband, two children, and a dog. I am active in my church. I am also involved with the forensics (competitive acting) program at my children's high school. I judge in several tournaments throughout the school year.

Monthly Message
Here at the KSA, we strive to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for our students and staff.  Parents can help by following a few reasonable guidelines.  
1. Keep your child home for a fever of 100 degrees or more. Please follow the CDC guidelines and keep children out of school for a temperature of 100 degrees or greater, until fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medication such as Motrin, Advil, Tylenol.
2. Keep your child home for heavy cold symptoms such as deep or uncontrollable coughing, or significant lack of energy.
3. Keep your child home when experiencing diarrhea and or vomiting. Return after symptom free for 24 hours.
4. Keep your child home for a significant headache, until feeling better.
5. Keep your child home and contact your medical provider for severe sore throat with white spots in the back of the throat, headache, stomachache, skin rash.
6. Keep your child home and consult your medical provider for persistent or severe stomachache, with limitation of activity. May be accompanied by vomiting/diarrhea.
7. Keep your child home for a significant toothache, until feeling better. Consult dentist for persistent pain/discomfort.

Students will be sent home for suspicion of the following contagious illnesses, and will require a doctor's note for medical clearance to return to school:
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye), Unknown Skin Rash, Ringworm, Scabies, Strep Throat.
Resource Recommendations
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/flu-season-2012-2013.htm
http://www.co.glocestor.nj.us/civica/filebank/bloodload.asp