Riverview Health Office Website

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Welcome! Our role is to support your child's academic success by promoting their health and well-being- physically, socially, and emotionally. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions.

Riverview Main (grades K-3):
Health Office: 973– 983-6545 ext. 7404    
Riverview Health office fax: 973-625-0757

Riverview Annex (grades 4-5):
Health Office: 973– 983-6545, ext. 7504   
Annex Health Office fax: 973-625-0917

Riverview School Nurses:

Shannon Colucci, BSN, RN
[email protected]

Lauren Farrand, MSN, RN, CPN
[email protected]

Attendance:  Reporting Absences   

BE SURE TO NOTIFY THE SCHOOL NURSE IF YOUR CHILD WILL BE ABSENT FROM SCHOOL We make every attempt to account for your 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.  You may call (973) 983-6545 then dial 2, any time during the day or night before the school day begins and leave a message. 

It is the respiratory illness and flu season!
Please see the following links regarding flu, covid, rsv and colds. 

Please remember to keep your student home if they have a fever.  They must be 24 hours fever free without using fever reducing medicines to return to school.    Please contact your school's nurses for further questions. 

Kindergarten or new student registration

If you are registering your child to enter Riverview as a Kindergartener 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.  Thank you.

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 Lakeview 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. 

Students with illness     

  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.

Daily snacks  

  • Please send your child to school with a healthy, nut free snack every day, even on minimum days.   Also, send your child with a refillable water bottle each day. 
  •  If you were notified that your child's classroom was designated as a peanut/nut free zone, do not send any snacks with peanuts or nuts and make sure they are manufactured in a peanut free facility. 

 Excuse from physical education                                    

  • 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 than 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.

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CDC Information on Ticks
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Chicken Pox (Varicella)
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