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Nurse's Corner

Welcome to the Schoenly School Nurse's website!  As many of you have recently learned, Mrs. Hires has moved on to another school.  My name is Samantha Avallone and I transferred to Schoenly from Spotswood High School just before winter break.  While I will miss the high school students, I am very excited to be working with Spotswood's youngest school children.
Prior to working as a school nurse, I worked in a busy pediatric emergency room.  I still work per diem at a pediatric urgent care.  I have also worked in critical care and adult emergency medicine, but I love working with children.  Before becoming a nurse, I also worked as a teacher and taught English Language Arts to middle and high school students. I am a mother to a four year old daughter and a 16 year old son, so I understand what it is like to be a parent during these difficult times.  I am here for you! 
I can be reached via email at [email protected] 
My office number is 732-723-2200 ext. 4040
To send a fax address it to Attention: Samantha Avallone, Schoenly School Nurse
Fax number: 732-251-7666
Screen Time Guide for Parents 
In today's modern world of screen usage, it is important to consider the negative effects of extended screen time on the eyes, minds, and bodies of children. The following link is a free digital resource led by expert ophthalmologists and optometrists to provide trusted information on eye health and vision. It contains information about: 
-Problems screens can cause
-How to develop screen time rules
-Suggested screen time limits by age
-Teaching and encouraging digital literacy, and more.
Please visit Screen Time Guide for Parents for more information