Phone: (609) 927-2053 Ext. 3106

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

RN/BSN/CSN

Kristen Boyle

 

Kristen Boyle, RN, BSN, CSN

Hello. My name is Kristen Boyle and I have been given the opportunity to be the school nurse at New York Ave Preschool.  I began working in the Somers Point School District in 2020.  Prior to school nursing I worked as a staff nurse on a medical/surgical floor at a community hospital.  If I can ever be of any assistance to you or your child, please contact me.

 

Email: kboyle@sptsd.org

Telephone: 609-927-2053 ext 3106

School Address: 121 W. New York Avenue 

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    Kristen Boyle RN BSN CSN

    New York Avenue School Nurse

    121 W. New York Avenue Somers Point, NJ 08244

    609-927-2053 ext 3106

    kboyle@sptsd.org

     

     

    Required forms for a student enrolling into New York Avenue Preschool:

    ✦Immunization record 

    ✦Physical (Universal Child Health Record) universal child health record.pdf

    ✦Dental form dental screening enrollment form

    ✦Health form Health Screening.pdf

    Click on the above links to be able to download, print, and complete the forms, or contact the nurse if you would like the forms emailed or mailed to you.  All forms are required for enrollment.  Please return all completed forms to the nurse.

     

    IMMUNIZATIONS

    Please see the required immunizations, for any child attending preschool, by clicking on the following link from the New Jersey Department of Health.

    NJ Department of Health

    If your child is entering kindergarten, please be advised that there are required vaccines at this time as well.  Please make sure your child is up to date with their immunizations prior to the start of kindergarten.

     

    FLU INFORMATION

    Child Care and Pre-School Requirements - Influenza Vaccine

    Q: Is the seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine a requirement for child care and preschool?

    A: Yes, it is a requirement as per N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.19 unless the Commissioner or his or her designee temporarily suspends the requirement due to limited vaccine availability. As per N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.19, children six months through 59 months of age attending any licensed child care center, or preschool facility on or after September 1, 2008, shall annually receive at least one dose of influenza vaccine between September 1 and December 31 of each year.

    If your preschool child does not receive their flu shot by December 31, they will not be allowed to enter the building at the start of the new year.

    The following information on the flu has been provided by the CDC

    The Flu: A Guide for Parents

     

     ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES

    If your child has asthma and/or allergies and requires medication, please be certain to have your child’s healthcare provider fill out an asthma and/or allergy action plan at the start of every school year.  The use of a nebulizer may spread COVID-19 virus particles in the air; therefore, students will not be using a nebulizer in school this year for routine control of asthma.  Instead, students will be required to use a metered-dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer.   Please make sure to keep one at home and one in school.  Attached below are links to access the action plans.  

    Asthma Action Plan

    Allergy Action Plan  (English)

    Plan de acción para alergias (Spanish)

    Back to School with Asthma During COVID-19

     

    COVID-19 RESOURCES

    Atlantic County COVID-19 Testing Sites

    COVID-19 Testing - Department of Human Services

    Friendly Urgent Care 1601 Tilton Road, Northfield  609-460-5900

     

    Please refer to the following guidelines used to determine quarantine and isolation 

    How Long Do I Need to Stay in COVID-19 Isolation or Quarantine?

    How Close Contacts are Determined 

     

    Health Education Lessons Provided by the School Nurse

    • Hand Washing
    • Teeth Hygiene
    • Heart Health 
    • Germ prevention
    • Safety 

    SCREENINGS - PERFORMED YEARLY BY THE SCHOOL NURSE

    • Vision - Eye Screenings Are Crucial!  Success in school is closely tied to eye health, so kids need regular eye screenings. An ophthalmologist or another trained professional can diagnose and treat vision problems early. The earlier the treatment the better off your child will be—in and out of school.
    • Hearing - Hearing screenings are an important tool that can identify hearing loss and prevent problems with communication, learning, and development.
    • Height, weight, blood pressure

     

    HEALTH PROMOTION

    NUTRITION - MY PLATE (CDC)

    Childhood Nutrition Facts | Healthy Schools

    SCREEN TIME USAGE & SAFETY TIPS

    Screen Use for Kids

    CHILD DEVELOPMENT (CDC)

    Preschooler (3-5 years old)

    SIGNS OF POSSIBLE VISION PROBLEMS

    Signs of Possible Vision Problems

     

    DENTAL HYGIENE

    Dental hygiene for preschoolers should be a priority, even though baby teeth don't stick around for long. After all, children can develop cavities and tooth decay in their baby teeth if they're eating sugary foods and not following proper oral care.  After age two, your preschoolers can use a pea-size drop of fluoride toothpaste.  Make sure your child spits out the toothpaste when they are finished. Brushing should be done at least twice a day.                                          

     

    UNINSURED? You may qualify for free dental services at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). FQHCs listed in this directory are marked with an asterisk (*).

    DENTAL CLINIC DIRECTORY

     

    Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc.*

    1301 Atlantic Avenue 

    Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401

    609-572-0000

     

    Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc.*

    3003 English Creek Avenue, Unit C6

    Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey 08234

    609-481-3185 

     

    University Dental Center at Galloway

    4 East Jimmy Leeds Road Building 2, Suite 6

    Galloway Township, New Jersey 08205

    609-652-0501 

     

    Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc*

    860 S. White Horse Pike (Route 30)

    Hammonton, New Jersey 08037

    609-567-0200 

     

    University John H. Cronin Dental Center 

    235 Dolphin Avenue 

    Northfield, New Jersey 08225 

    609-645-5814 

     

    Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc*

    932 South Main Street 

    Pleasantville, New Jersey 08232 

    609-383-0880