The Health Office is located on the fourth floor and remains open the entire school day. Students who feel ill, are injured or require any medical assistance go to the school nurse.
MEDICAL AND EMERGENCY FORMS
All incoming as well as returning students must submit the Ramaz School
Health Record, Ramaz School Dental Record and Emergency Authorization
year. These forms must be received by the Health Office
prior to the start of the school year. Any student without a current
Health, Dental or Emergency Authorization Form on file in the Health Office
will not be permitted to attend school until such forms are received.
All students who plan to play on a sports team or participate in an
after-school athletic program on Ramaz premises will not be allowed to
play until the Sports Participation Health Record is on file in the Health
All new students entering grades seven and eight must have a PPD Mantoux
Tuberculin Skin Test
. This is the only acceptable test. A test administered
up to one year before admission to school is acceptable. The test must
be read and recorded in millimeters and the result documented by a health
If a student must take prescription medication during school, the Health
Office must have the original bottle with the student's name and doctor's
instructions on it
. Only the nurse may dispense prescription medication
Over-the-counter medicines will be given only if the parent has checked
the medicine on the student's School Health Record.
Students who have medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes or allergies
that require using an inhaler, insulin or antihistamine are advised to
keep an extra supply of medication in the Health Office.
Parents of students with severe allergies must complete the separate form, "Protocol for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies" and return it to the Health Office prior to the start of school. Parents must provide the nurse with their child's appropriate medication(s) and instructions for treatment. The Health Office must be notified when a child is no longer suffering from an allergy.
The school nurse performs a vision screening for all students once during the school year. The nurse will contact parents regarding the results of the screening.
Students who will be participating in Project Kehilah
must have a PPD Mantoux TB test done within the last nine months prior to October 1 of the school year.
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
The following online resources provide useful medical information for
parents and students:
The Health Office is staffed with a full time registered nurse.