Welcome to the Riverdale Public School Nurse Page!
- Just a reminder all allergy and asthma action plans need to be filled out by your child's physician and returned to the nurse's office each school year along with epinephrine auto-injectors and inhalers. All medications sent in will be returned to the parent/guardian at the end of the school year.
- If your child needs to take a medication during the school day a medication administration form needs to be completed by the child's physician. All forms can be found on this website.
- Parent's when calling in an absence for your child please state the child's name, teacher and reason for the absence.
- Please forward all documentation of vaccines received to the nurses office - most importantly from those students in Kindergarten and Grade 6.
- Please let me know of any updates about your child's health. Being it new immunizations, physicals, medications, referral results etc.
Blood pressure, height and weight screenings are performed annually on each student. Students in pre-K through grade 3 and 7th grade have auditory screenings. Students in pre-K, K, 2, 4, 6, and 8 will have vision screenings. If you feel your child is having difficulty hearing or seeing and they are not in the above-mentioned grades and you would like to have them screened please contact me.
Scoliosis screenings are performed annually on students in Grades 5 & 7.
Please notify the health office with the results of any referral you may have received regarding these screening.
Our school dentist performs dental screenings, if desired, on each student annually.
Annual Health Updates
Any student diagnosed with any chronic illness such as: asthma, diabetes, food or insect allergies, etc. will have their medical plan and individual health plan updated annually.
Children MUST be fever (100.4 degrees or higher) free for 24 hours before returning to school (without the use of Tylenol, Motrin, etc.).
Children MUST be symptom-free (vomiting/diarrhea) for 24 hours before returning to school.
Children with Strep throat must be on antibiotics for 24 hrs before returning to school.
If your child exhibits a rash of undetermined origin, please consult your physician before sending the child to school.
Students who present with “pink eye” need to be evaluated by their physician prior to being sent school.
- In the event of an in school emergency, local emergency services will be immediately notified. The student’s parent/ guardian will also be immediately notified. Your child will then be transported, via ambulance, to the nearest appropriate facility as determined by the paramedic/first aid squad.
- Riverdale Public School has an Automatic External Defibrillator on site. The school nurse and designated staff are certified in its use.
- It is crucial that you keep the contact information on your child’s emergency card up to date.
Health Office Visits
- A log of your child’s health office visits is kept and updated daily. If you wish to view this log, please contact the health office.
NJ Family Care
- Here is information regarding New Jersey Kid Care. Please do not hesitate to contact me to receive information regarding this type of health insurance.
- NJ Family Care Applications are also available in the health office.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or problems.
Victoria Evans, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ
973-839-1300 x 104