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Health Office

Welcome to the Hawes Health Office Page

Nurse: Linda Goldberg
Email:  lgoldberg@ridgewood.k12.nj.us
Phone: (201)670-2700 x52520


Incoming Student Medical Forms
Please click on the links below for the medical forms necessary for Kindergarten enrollment.  If your child requires medications that need to be given during school hours, please see the Medication at School information below.


* Medication At School
Medication of any kind cannot be given in school unless there is a written order by the physician and parental consent.  The medication needs to be supplied to the school by the child's parent or guardian in the proper box and labeled with the child's name.  If your child needs medication in school, please click the appropriate link below.

  • Medication Form- Please use this form for all in school medications.  It should also be used in combination with theFood Allergy Action Plan for Benadryl and Epi-Pen and in combination with the Asthma Action Plan for Albuterol or other inhalers or nebulizers. 
  • Asthma Action Plan- Please use this form for Asthma medications such as inhalers and nebulizers. 
  • Food Allergy Action Plan

Please do not have your child bring in medication to be given by the nurse during the day.  Without the proper authorization, the medication CANNOT be given

When should I keep my child home from school?
I know from expeience that it is, at times, hard to know if a child is REALLY sick or if they really need to stay home and miss school. Many times it is merely a judgement call, something from inside, knowing your own child as you do, that gives you the answer.  A few rules of thumb may be helpful in offering you some guidance:

  • If a child has vomiting or diarrhea -- they should stay home.
  • If a child has a fever -- 100 degrees or higher, they should stay home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided. Please be aware that if their temperature is 99.4 or higher, the fever may be on the way up!
  • If a child complains of sore throat in combination with headache and /or vomiting, it is suspicious for strep throat. If they have strep throat, they MUST stay home until they have taken antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • If a child has discharge or crusting from eyes, please consult a pediatrician. They should be treated and be discharge-free before returning to school.
  • If a child has a heavy cold or any illness that prevents them from being able to focus in the classroom or might disturb the rest of the class, a day at home might make all the difference. If you are a working parent, I know that this can present difficulties, however, you might be preventing a more serious illness by giving your child time to recover from a less serious illness.


* Head Lice Information
The links below give helpful information on head lice.  Some of the topics included are what lice is, what it looks like, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, how to prevent it, etc. 

  • Head Lice Information
  • Head Lice Checklist - please use this checklist if someone in your family has lice.  It maps out what steps need to be taken and what needs to be cleaned in your house.
  • Lice Presentation - Please view this power point presentation on head lice to learn what lice and nits are, what they look like, how they are transferred, what the Ridgewood policy states, tips on how to prevent getting lice, and more.


This picture shows how tiny nits and lice are in comparison to a penny.
Size of Head Lice

Please note:  If your child has been treated for lice, they MUST report to the nurse prior to returning to their classroom.