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                                                             Carole Stavitski                                    Robert Ripper
                                                                MA, BSN, RN                             MSN, RN, APN, CSN
                                                                School Nurse                                      School Nurse
                                                 Health Services Coordinator                          Health Educator
                                                 cstavitski@westfieldnjk12.org               rripper@westfieldnjk12.org
                                                             908-789-4500 X4516                     908-789-4500 X4517
 
 

                                                                                               Peggy Hunter

                                                                                                 Secretary

                                                                                 mhunter@westfieldnjk12.org 

                                                                                         Direct - 908-789-4519

                                                                                             Fax - 908-317-6726
 
As of March 16, 2020 School Nurses are available by email only during the week day hours of 8 am to 12 pm

SOCIAL DISTANCING IS PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Please do your part in stopping the spread of COVID 19, a very serious infection, by maintaining social distancing. Social distancing is actually physical distancing, a distance of at least 6 feet between people. Since COVID 19 is spread by droplets from the respiratory tract of an infected person, it is important to keep a space of 6 feet between individuals to prevent being exposed to the virus in the droplets.

It is critical that students refrain from having friends visit to “hangout”, sleep over, or even work on group projects for school assignments. Social distancing must be maintained even when outdoors. Participating in a pick-up basketball game is a violation of the concept of social distancing.

It is very important, however, that students maintain contact with each other daily, and should be encouraged to keep in touch with each other and communicate remotely.


Please feel free to contact the high school nurses with questions at cstavitski@westfieldnjk12.org               rripper@westfieldnjk12.org


Thank you so much for exercising social distancing.

With wishes that you stay healthy,

Carole Stavitski

Health Services Coordinator

Westfield Public Schools

 
 
The Westfield Public Schools Health Services Program provides health and nursing services for all the students 9-12. The goal of the Health Office at the high school is to support the educational process by promoting optimum wellness and working closely with the parents/guardians to:
  • Assess and evaluate the health needs of students
  • Accommodate students with specific health concerns
  • Serve as a health resource for the school community
 
The Comprehensive School Health Services provided to the students include but are not limited to:
  • Liaison between school, parents, physician and community agencies
  • Blood Pressure, Height, & Weight Screenings - See "What's New"
  • Vision Screening
  • Audiometric Screening
  • Health Assessments and Referrals
  • Scoliosis Screenings
  • Maintenance of health records
  • Compliance with State Immunization Requirements
  • Administration of medications prescribed by a physician
  • Assessment and provision of initial care for illness/injury