About the Teacher
Phone: 201.262.0191 ext. 4002
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. JoAnne Woletz
JoAnne Woletz, BSRN, CSN
201 262-0191 Ext. 4002
For the past 20 plus years Mrs. Woletz has worked as the Certified School Nurse in Berkley Street Elementary School. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University with Bachelor Degrees in Science and Nursing. Mrs. Woletz worked in many different areas of the hospital, (Medical/ Surgical, Cardiac ICU, Emergency Room, and Operating Room), before pursuing her School Nurse Certification from Caldwell College.
Over the past 20 years, Mrs. Woletz has continued to take graduate courses in School Counseling and Bullying. She also continues to take courses in Nursing to keep up with current medical issues. Mrs. Woletz has been trained to care for students with Asthma, Epilepsy, Anaphylaxis, and Diabetes in the school setting. She is an advocate for students with special needs. All students are treated with kindness and respect as she cares for their medical needs.
When she is not working, Mrs. Woletz likes to travel, but enjoys spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren most of all.
What do I do?
The principle role of the school nurse is to support student learning by promoting student and staff health and safety while instilling a healthy life style. The school nurse accomplishes this through performing annual screenings, reviewing all immunization records, caring for the sick and injured, and administering needed medications. She also conducts in-service education for staff, teaches health education to students as needed, and is a health resource person. The school nurse works with the Child Study Team, the 504 Team and the IR&S Team and collaborates with other health professionals when needed during the school year.
All students entering Kindergarten or transferring into other grades must complete the registration requirements. Please see the form under the resources section.
Any student needing medication during the school day must have written permission from their doctor and parent. All student medication is stored in the Nurse’s Office. This includes both over the counter medication and prescription medication. The only exceptions are for medications taken for life threatening emergencies such as Epi-Pens and asthma inhalers. (Students need special written permission from their doctor to keep these medications on them.)
Medication forms, physical forms, and treatment forms are attached here for your convenience. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
When to keep your child home from school:
Fever- (temp. of 100 or greater) in the past 24 hours. Your child must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication, (Tylenol, Advil and Motrin) for a full 24 hours before returning to school.
Vomiting- in the past 24 hours. (Last episode of vomiting must be 24 hours prior to return to school.)
Diarrhea – in the past 24 hours (last episode of diarrhea must be 24 hours prior to return to school)
Strep Throat – Child must have been taking an antibiotic for a full 24 hours before returning to school and feeling well enough to return.
Bad cold – with a runny nose with discolored discharge or a bad cough.
Eyes – if your child’s eyes are crusty, runny or have yellow drainage along with redness to the eye, your child may have “Pink Eye” which is contagious and needs to be cleared by their doctor before coming to school.
Rash – your child needs to be seen by their doctor and we need a doctor’s note stating that the student is not contagious and may return to school.