• Laura W. Sacks, RN, BA, BSN, MA 
    School Nurse

     Please wear your masks!

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    My Orange Prep Health Office Remind Code - @MSLWS
    Work phone - 973-677-4144 
    Cell phone - 1-201-987-6884
    Fax - 973-677-2439
     My Google Class Code - yhswgrt
    My Office Hours are 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm - 3:20 pm

    Some Valuable Information from the Nurse’s Office 


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    Saint Barnabas Medical Center presents

    “COVID-19 vs. Cold, Flu, & Allergies”

    Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:00 PM — 7:00 PM Virtual Presentation

    Please register:


    Questions are encouraged, please submit when you register


    Please join us for a presentation with clinicians from Saint Barnabas Medical Center:

    Linda Hardy, BBA, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, Asthma Educator Dr. Killol Patel, MD, Pulmonary Specialist
    Dr. Stephanie Zandieh, MD FAAP, FCCP, Pediatric Pulmonologist

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    Please visit  www.ci.orange.nj.us for information and

     updates on testing, distributon of food and other

     activities in Orange. 


      New students - please make sure we have a recent physical and an updated and completed set of immunizations. If you do not have a doctor, I can share some names with you. I also have a great resource if you do not have insurance.


          1.  New students - please make sure we have a recent physical and an updated and completed set of immunizations. If you do not have a doctor, I can share some names with you. I also have some resources if you do not have insurance.


    1. Parents, please try to ensure your children have breakfast every day. Eating a healthy breakfast will help students feel better, stay awake, and think more clearly. So, please try to have your children make it a habit to eat breakfast every day.


    1. Please also encourage your children to get a good night’s sleep. This is also critical to help stay healthy and work better in school. Please ask your children to turn off their phones at night to get a better, restful, and uninterrupted sleep.


    1. If you have a concern, or your children have a concern or they are trying to deal with something, please reach out to speak with someone at our school. We have our social workers, school counselors, and a family liaison whom you can trust to help or assist in getting a resource. For medical concerns, you can always contact me. Please remember there are always staff members at Orange Prep who care about you and your children.
    To best deal with the current COVID-19 situation, it is good to have some resources to get the latest information. These are some helpful articles:
    Excellent information on Hand washing:
    ​A very good parent resource, "Talking to Children About COVID - 19 (Coronavirus)"
    It shares guidelines including: Remain calm and reassuring, Make yourself available, Monitor television viewing and social media, Maintain a normal routine to the extent possible, Be honest and accurate.
    This article was put together by the National Association of School Psychologists and the National Association of School Nurses:
    Information about the Coronavirus:
    Getting your child ready for the Coronavirus:
    Coping with Stress during Infectious Disease Outbreaks:
    Thank you so much for your consideration of these websites. I hope they are helpful.
    I hope everyone stays well and safe.
    Take care,
    Laura W. Sacks, RN, BA, BSN, MA
    School Nurse
     We Truly Care About You

    If you are feeling overwhelmed, sad, or stressed, it is so good to talk with someone. There are many staff members in school who care about you, whom you can trust, and who can help you. You can speak with Mrs. Berry (our School Social Worker for 8th grade students and Anti-Bullying Specialist), Mr. Lyle Wallace (our School Social Worker for 9th grade students), Ms. Romero (our 8thgrade School Counselor), Ms. Stainfil (our 9thgrade School Counselor), Ms. Radalia Dixon (our Family Liaison), a staff member in The Zone, or Mrs. Sacks, RN (our School Nurse).

    There is always someone here for you. 



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