Carrie Penn » Welcome to the Howell Middle School South Health Office

Welcome to the Howell Middle School South Health Office

Carrie Penn RN, CSN

(732) 836-1327

Welcome to the School Nurse's web site! Please check often for the latest news on keeping your children healthy and safe. You will find information on School Health policies and be able to access the forms needed for school. You can also find information about many health conditions that may affect your family.

What your school nurse does:
  • Ensure that all students have proper immunizations and physical exams as required by the State of New Jersey
  • Screen all students for height, weight, BMI, blood pressure, vision and hearing
  • Provide basic first aid for incidents that occur during school hours
  • Administer medication as ordered by the student’s physician
  • Communicate with parents if a student is ill or seriously injured


There is at least one school nurse assigned to our MSS Health Office during regular school hours.  A district nurse is available for after-school activities.

  • Medications require a written physician's order and parental consent to be dispensed by a nurse at school.  This includes over-the-counter medications.
  • Please advise the school nurse if your student has any health problems, life threatening allergies, or medical care needs at school, or if your student is taking any medication at home.