Welcome to the Riverdale School Health Website! 

Announcements: Just a reminder all allergy and asthma action plans need to be filled out by your child's physician and returned to the nurses office along with epi pens and inhalers as needed. 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.  Please send in all immunizations to the nurses office.

Parent's when calling in an absence for your child please state the child's name, teacher and reason for absence. 
Please forward all documentation of vaccines received - most importantly from those students in grade 6 and Kindergarten.

Please let us know of any update re: your child's health.. be it new immunizations, physicals, medications, referral results etc.
Here is information regarding New Jersey Kid Care. Please do not hesitate to contact me to receive information regarding this type of health insurance.    

Health Services

  • 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.

Communicable diseases

  • Children MUST be fever (100.4 degrees or higher)-free  for 24 hours before returning to school (without 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 as well by their physician prior to being sent school.

Emergency Services

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 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

  • NJ Family Care Applications are available in the health office.