The Upper School Health Office is located on the third floor of the Upper
School. It remains open the entire school day. Students who feel ill,
are injured or require any medical assistance may go there to see the
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 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 professional.
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 Protocol
For Students With Life-Threatening Allergies and return it to the Health
Office prior to the start of school. Please make sure that the nurse has
the appropriate medications and instructions for treatment. If your child
is no longer suffering from an allergy please advise the Health Office.
If a student is absent from school due to injury or illness for more than
two days, parents are expected to contact the Health Office. The nurse
will advise the student's Grade Advisor and the school administration
of the reason for absence and the expected duration of the absence.
Upon returning to school after an injury or illness lasting two or more
days, a student must submit to the Health Office a note, from the student's
parent or doctor, stating the reason for absence.
The school nurse performs a vision screening for all Upper School students
once during the school year. The nurse will contact parents regarding
the results of the screening.
WEBSITES OF INTEREST
The following online resources provide useful medical information for
parents and students:
Students who will be participating in the Bikur Cholim program must have
a documented PPD Mantoux TB test done within the last nine months prior
to October 1 of the school year.
The Health Office is staffed with a full time registered nurse, Ms. Nechama Moskowitz