School Health 


Welcome to the Cedar Grove Public Schools Nurses Site. We’ve developed this site to provide you with relevant health and wellness information vital to your child’s well-being, and for easy access to download important forms used in the delivery of healthcare for your child.


Mrs. Robyn Cali, MPH, RN, CSN  Cedar Grove High School  973-239-6400

Mrs. Julia Lindt, MPH, RN, CSN Memorial Middle School 973-239-2646

Ms. Dana DeTrizio, Ed.D-C, RN, NCSN South End School 973-239-2116

Ms. Christina Merritt, RN, MSN, CSN North End School 973-256-1454



Remember, to contact your physician if needed:

Children must be symptom free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, before returning to school.  Please consider checking with your child’s doctor or the school nurse before you send your child to school if still unsure.


Medication Policy

The Cedar Grove Board of Education policy on the administration of medications in schools states that medications to be administered in school by the school nurse or substitute registered nurse, must be accompanied by a written medication order by a licensed physician or advanced practice nurse, along with written permission from a parent/guardian, delivered to the school by the parent/guardian in the original container with the prescription attached. Nurses are not permitted to dispense any medication, prescription or over the counter without a written medical order. You can access the form on the link below. Please be sure to fill in the top section of the form & sign, and have your physician fill out the second part of the form. Return the completed form with the medication in the original container to the health office. Please note: this is mandatory by state law for both prescription & over-the-counter medications.

Emergency Contact Information

A large portion of our day involves providing first aid or care to children feeling ill in the school setting. Please remember to notify the school as soon as your emergency contact information changes, i.e. home, business, and cell phone numbers. When a child is ill or hurt, we want to be able to notify you promptly.


Daily Absences

Please note- You must call your child’s absence in daily to the attendance number for their school. Please state your child’s name, grade homeroom teacher & reason for absence.


Health Screenings

Recent modifications to the New Jersey Department of Education Administrative Code [6A:16-2.1 through 16.25] delineates the general provisions for school health services. All children are screened for height, weight and blood pressure annually. Vision screening is conducted in pre-k, and biennially for students in kindergarten through grade 10. Auditory acuity screenings are conducted for all students in kindergarten through grade 3, and in grades 7 & 11. Scoliosis screening is conducted biennially for students in grades 5, 7, 9, & 11. If your think your child is experiencing difficulties with vision or hearing, and they are not in the grade normally screened, simply notify your school nurse requesting a screening for your child.


If your child has a history of asthma, we would like to ensure we are prepared for a possible asthma emergency while in school. We can do this by establishing a partnership between your child & you, the school nurse & the physician. The Asthma Action Plan, which is required by law, provides the school nurse with vital emergency & medical information necessary to help your child in an emergency. You can download a copy of this form here. Please have this filled out by your child’s physician, and remember to sign the bottom for parental authorization to administer the medication, & return this form, along with your child’s rescue inhaler, in it’s original container, to the health office.

Asthma Action Plan