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Nurse's Office

Welcome to the Oradell Public School Health Office!   Your calls and questions are always welcome – the more I know, the better I can take care of your child.  

When your child is absent:
Call the Absence Verification Line (201-261-1180) and please let us know why your child is out. You can also submit your child's absence digitally using the link on the front page of the OPS website or through the OPS app. 

Notes from physicians and parents :

All notes about health issues should be brought to the nurse by the student.   If your child sustains a significant injury, such as a concussion or a fracture, please let me know. 

What happens if your child become ill or injured at school?

Your child will be assessed and cared for by the school nurse.  In case of minor illness or injury, parents or other designated caregivers may be contacted.  In case of serious illness or injury, we will call "911" and then contact parents or other designated caregivers.  It is very important that you update your contact information whenever it changes!

Medication can only be administered in school if we receive the proper authorizations from parent/physician.  Parents must deliver the medication to the health office in the original container. 

When should you keep your child home from school?
It is sometimes difficult to determine if a child really needs to stay home and miss school.  Here are some guidelines:

  • If a child has vomiting or diarrhea -- they should stay home for 24 hours.
  • If a child has a fever (100 degrees or higher), they should stay home for 24 hours after the fever has subsided . Keep in mind that a mildly elevated temperature may be an early indication of illness.
  • If a child has a sore throat with fever and/or vomiting, consider a visit to the pediatrician.  Students who test positive for strep must stay home until they have taken antibiotics for 24 hours.
  • If a child has discharge or crusting from the eyes, please consult with a pediatrician.  Students should be discharge-free before returning to school.
  • If a child has a bad cold or any other illness that prevents them from being able to focus in the classroom - or might disturb/infect the rest of the class - a day of rest at home can be very therapeutic. You may prevent a more serious illness by giving your child time to recover.