Riverview Health Office Website

Riverview School Health Office

Barbara Beere, RN Certified School Nurse

School Nurse Telephone: 973-983-6545 then press 2
Fax:  973-627-3681

Attendance/Reporting an Absence

BE SURE TO NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL.  We make every attempt to account for every child’s safety, please notify us before the school day begins if your child is not coming in, or even if he/she will be tardy.  Call (973) 983-6545 then dial 2, at any time during the day or night, before the school day begins, and leave a message. 

Kindergarten or New Student Registration

If you are registering your child to enter Riverview School as a Kindergarten or new student, please bring a complete record of immunizations and a recent physical exam report with you when you register. Your child's registration is not complete until these items are received and reviewed by the School Nurse. Click on the Health Office Forms link on the navigation to the left for forms.

Medications in School

If your child requires medications during the school day, the following requirements must be met to comply with Board of Education Policy:

  • All medications, prescription or over-the-counter, require a written order from your child’s physician.  The order must include the child’s name, the name of the medication, the reason for the medication, as well as the time to be administered and the dosage to be given.
  • The medication must be in the original container with the pharmacy label stating the child’s name, the name of the medication and the correct dosage as written by the physician’s order.  Over-the-counter medications must also be in the original package.
  • If a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening allergy, asthma or seizure appropriate paper work must be filled out by primary physician and parent or guardian.  (All forms are available in the Riverview Health Office or school website)
  • Please do not send your child to school with medicines or supplements in his/her lunch box or backpack.  It is not safe and will not be allowed at any time. 

Student Illnesses 

  1. If a child is sent home with a fever, he/she is expected to remain home a full 24 hours, fever- free without fever-reducing medication, before returning to school.
  2. If a child vomits during the night, please do not send him/her to school that day.  If your child vomits in school, we will call you for pick up rather than sending him or her home on the bus.
  3. If a child has been diagnosed with Strep throat, our district policy requires that he/she must be on medication a full 24 hours before returning to school.

Physical Education Excuse

  • If your child is not able to participate in physical education due to an injury or illness, a physicians note must be sent to the Health Office prior to the day/or the morning of the student returning to school.
  • A parent note is only valid  for a student to be excused from one day of physical education. The student will not be excused after one day unless a physician note is obtained.  No more then two parent excuses per year are allowed. 
  •  If your child has crutches, a boot, ace bandage, or any of the kind, please call the health office ahead of time to alert the staff so we may accommodate the student's needs accordingly. 
  • Please notify health office staff of any injury or illness restrictions for your child.
  • Good communication is our goal for the health and safety of our students.


Please check out these helpful links:

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CDC website on Lyme Disease
Poison Control Awareness Week
The Flu and You

Click here to learn how you can protect yourself and others from flu

Fighting Flu: for grades K-2
Click on this link to work with your child in grade K-2 to prevent flu virus infection

Handwashing to stay healthy
Click on this link for information on the importance of proper hand washing with soap and water

Enterovirus
Click this link for information from the CDC on Enterovirus

Food Allergies: Resources for Parents
Click on this link for information on FOOD ALLERGIES: an important resource for parents of children with food allergies. This link will also be interesting to anyone who has a friend with food allergies and wants to learn more.

Asthma Treatment Plan - Student
Click on this link for the Asthma Treatment Plan form. Print the form and have your child's physician complete the front with you and then you complete the 2nd page. Note: IF your child is capable and approved by your physician to self-administer his or her inhaler on a field trip, your physician must check the box stating so in the bottom portion of this form and then you sign the appropriate space on the 2nd page requesting your child be allowed to self-administer if needed.

Common Asthma Triggers
Click on this link to see examples of common asthma triggers. Get to know what your triggers are and try to mimimize your exposure to them to prevent asthma symptoms.

Healthy Weight for Children (CDC)
Tips for Parents to help children maintain a healthy weight

Choose My Plate
Choose My Plate is a reminder to find your healthy eating style and build it throughout your lifetime. Everything you eat and drink matters. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future.

CDC website: Pediculosis (Head Lice)
Click on this link to find CDC information on Pediculosis

Measles: it isn't just a little rash
Click on this link for information on measles from the CDC

Chicken Pox fact sheet for Parents
Valleyview Sports Physical forms
NJ Family Care