Health

The Health Office is located on the eighth floor of the Lower School. It remains open the entire school day. Students who feel ill, are injured or require any medical assistance should go to the school nurse.

The Health Office is staffed with a full time registered nurse.

Medical and Emergency Forms

PLEASE NOTE:

All health forms should be submitted online via Magnus Health. As this is a web-based system, you will have continuous access to your child's health record as well as the ability to make updates when needed. You will also have the option to access the account after your child graduates.

To access your Magnus Health SMR (Student Medical Record) Account:

Please visit the school website and click on the button titled "Magnus Health SMR Portal" and use your Ramaz Website Login and Password to enter your Magnus account, or use this link: https://secure.magnushealthportal.com/ss/453417/lo...

Instructions:

Please enter the health information required within your Magnus Health SMR account for each child attending Ramaz. For returning children you will only need to enter any requirements that Magnus has listed as incomplete or expired. Follow the directions and upload or fax (with fax cover sheet provided) all health forms directly to Magnus Health. You will also need to complete some information online, such as theConditional Questions, Vital Health Record and Consent to Treat. Where appropriate, some requirements should be marked not-applicable. Timely submission of health information and other forms is vital so that preparations can be made prior to the first day of school. You will receive weekly reminders as long as there are outstanding requirements in your account, or requirements that have a "next action date" pending within a few weeks.

Questions or Problems?

If you are having difficulty navigating the Magnus system, entering data online, or downloading the hardcopy coversheets and forms, or if you have any other questions, please contact customer support at Magnus Health SMR by phone at 877.461.6831 or by email at service@magnushealthportal.com.

Medications

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 in school.

Over-the-counter medicines will be given only if the parent has identified 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.

Allergies

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.

Lice Checks

Lice checks are mandatory before returning to school after summer, winter and Passover vacations. Lice checks are performed at Ramaz by a professional service and the school nurse.

Vision, Hearing, and Speech Screenings

During the school year, students in Kindergarten are screened for vision and hearing issues by representatives of the New York Board of Education, and for speech issues by a private speech pathologist. The nurse will contact parents regarding the results of these screenings.

Curriculum

The nurse visits each class during the school year to teach about proper nutrition and personal hygiene.

Health Alerts

The nurse will notify parents if there is a student in a child's class with a communicable medical condition. Information describing the condition will be made available.

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