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  Stacey Lera (609) 465-2720 ex: 4424 School Nurse
  Kaitlyn Rupert (609) 465-2720 ex: 4415 School Nurse
Nursing Secretary
  Maureen Kennedy Nursing Secretary

Nursing Services

Important Information for Parents:

If your child has daily and/or rescue medication that will be needed at home during the event of a closure, please contact your child's nurse. 

Kaitlyn Rupert RN - Ocean Academy: 609-780-0900

Stacey Lera RN - GEB:609-780-3040

Centers for Disease Control

Important Numbers

Department of Health of New Jersey - Public call center for questions related to COVID-19 Phone # (1-800-222-1222)

Department of Health for Cape May County - 6 Moore Road, CMCH NJ 08210 Phone # (609-465-1187)

*If you feel you have been exposed to the virus and intend to seek medical help, call the hospital first before going*

Local Hospitals: 

Cape Regional Medical Center

2 Stone Harbor Blvd, CMCH NJ 08210

Phone #: 609-463-2273


Shore Medical Center

100 Medical Center Way, Somers Point NJ 08244

Phone #: 609-653-3500


Atlanticare Regional Medical Center (City Division with Pediatric floor)

1925 Pacific Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Phone #: 609-345-4000


Inspira Medical Center (Vineland)

1505 W Sherman Ave, Vineland NJ 08360

Phone #: 856-641-8000


The school nurse has a crucial role in the seamless provision of comprehensive health services to children and youth. Increasing numbers of students enter schools with chronic health conditions that require management during the school day. Our school nurses serve as team members in providing preventive services, early identification of problems, interventions, and referrals to foster health and educational success.

Required Immunizations for Grade 6

Tdap & Meningococcal Vaccine: For students entering 6th grade (or comparable age level for Special Education) on or after 9/1/08 and born after 1/1/97, a dose of Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine is Required for school attendance.

Please don't forget to contact the school nurse if your child has experienced any changes in his/her general health. This could be a new medical diagnosis, recent hospitalization, dental or eye exam, change in medication at home or school, a new medication etc. 

NJ Parent Link

Your information source for:

Health & Wellness - Ages & Stages - Child Care & Preschool - Family Support Services - Parenting & Early Learning - Career & Family Transitions - Advocacy & Leadership - Professional Resources

Linking Parents & Professionals to New Jersey's Early Childhood Services & Resources

nj family care


NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state funded comprehensive health insurance program that provides a wide range of services such as doctor visits, eye glasses, labs, dental, hospitalization and more.

Children 18 and younger may apply for this program as well as certain low income parents and guardians. NJ FamilyCare is for families who do not have available or affordable employer insurance and cannot afford to pay the high cost of private health insurance.

Click here to visit the NJ FamilyCare Website. 

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Your Preschooler & the Flu Vaccination
Preschoolers & Flu Vaccinations

A Reminder to Parents/Guardians:

Preschoolers will need to receive a Flu Vaccination before December 31 of each year until 59 months of age. 

If your child has already received a flu shot, please provide the school with verification. 

You may also ask your child's primary care provider to fax documentation to the school nurse at 609-665-8039.

Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns. 

Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine:

The HPV vaccine is recommended for both boys and girls beginning at age 11-12. Also for girls/woman 13-26 years of age and for boys/men 13-26 years of age.  Parents should discuss this vaccine with their child's doctor.

For more information on these vaccines, please see the links to the Centers for Disease Control or  New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services under Nursing Downloads.