Hello, my name is Andrea Frotten and I am the Certified School Nurse at Warren Point School. I work together with Amy Scheps, RN to ensure a healthy and safe school environment for your children. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact myself or Mrs. Scheps at ext. 5130 or and

In the United States, some ticks carry pathogens that can cause human disease including, but not limited to, Lyme disease. Since parts of Fair Lawn are highly wooded, I wanted to remind you of the importance of tick checks. This should be done after any outdoor activity where ticks may be present.  

Look for ticks on your body. Ticks can hide under the armpits, behind the knees, in the hair, and in the groin.

How to remove a tick:

1. If a tick is attached to you, use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick at the surface of your skin.

2. Pull the tick straight up and out. Don’t twist or jerk the tick—this can cause the mouth parts to break off and stay in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth parts with tweezers if you can. If not, leave them alone and let your skin heal.

3. Clean the bite and your hands with rubbing alcohol, an iodine scrub, or soap and water.

4. You may get a small bump or redness that goes away in 1-2 days, like a mosquito bite. This is not a sign that you have Lyme disease.

Note: Do not put hot matches, nail polish, or petroleum jelly on the tick to try to make it pull away from your skin.

For more information about Lyme disease, visit

If you remove a tick quickly (within 24 hours), you can greatly reduce your chances of getting Lyme disease.

When to see your doctor:

See a doctor if you develop a fever, a rash, severe fatigue, facial paralysis, or joint pain within 30 days of being bitten by a tick (using a calendar to mark the day the tick was found is a great way to track this). Be sure to tell your doctor about your tick bite. If you have these symptoms and live where Lyme disease is common, it is important to get treatment right away.

Vaccine Information
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Vaccines Required for School Attendance
(K - 12)

The following immunizations are required to attend public school in the State of NJ as per the New Jersey Administrative Code Citation 8:57-4 Immunization of Pupils in School. For information, please click on the following link:   
NJ Dept. of Health-K-12 Immunization Requirements