Health

MISSION STATEMENT

Good health is fundamental for effective learning and a successful academic performance. School nurses are here to promote and advocate for each student to be able to reach their optimal level of physical, mental and social wellness.

Health Office Services

The primary role of the school nurse is to support student learning. School nurses facilitate positive student responses to normal development, promote health and safety, and intervene with actual and potential illness or injuries. The school nurse provides case management services while actively collaborating with the Ramaz faculty and staff to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.

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 (Prescriptions and OTC)

The school nurse is allowed to administer over-the-counter medications that are approved by the parents on each child’s Health Form.

If your child needs prescription medication or additional over-the-counter (OTC) medication, an Authorization for Dispensing Medication Form (download link at right) must be completed and signed by the medical provider and parent.

  • Medications to be given in school must be in the original container, labeled with the child’s name and the dosage of the medication. Most pharmacies are willing to prepare an extra bottle to be used at school.
  • Any request of a medication change must be accompanied by a medical provider prescription.
  • Send only medications which absolutely must be given during school hours. Try to space medication doses to avoid school hours whenever possible.
  • Students with asthma may carry their inhalers, but should let the nurse know if the inhaler was needed. You may want to keep an extra supply of medication in the Health Office.
  • Students that are prescribed an EpiPen must carry one at all times.
  • Only the school nurse may accept medication from a parent.

When to Keep Your Child Home

Please check your child for signs of illness before sending him/her to school. To prevent the spread of germs, it is advisable to keep your child home from school if he/she shows any of the following symptoms:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhe
  • aunusual skin rash
  • fever over 100 degrees
  • persistent cough
  • chills
  • severe headache or migraine
  • bad night sleep
  • redness and discharge from eyes
  • severe sore throat
  • any unusual abdominal or other pain

A child who is ill will not be able to learn and may infect other children. It is within the nurses’ discretion to send a sick or injured child home.

Please do not send your child to the school nurse with a known illness or injury and request that the nurse examine him/her and prescribe treatment.

Doctor's Note

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. Doctor’s notes should be submitted whenever appropriate.

Head Lice

Head lice are a common problem among school-age children that should not cause undue anxiety. They are not a source of disease, nor a sign of uncleanliness. We encourage parents to frequently check their children’s heads for the presence of lice or nits. While the school does provide checks during the school year, parents should insure that their child’s hair is checked for lice and nits upon returning home from summer camp and trips.

Any student who has lice (bugs) or nits in their hair is not allowed in school until they are treated and nit and louse-free. Please notify the nurse immediately in case your child has head lice. The nurse will privately check those students with reported cases, and siblings and close contacts in school, before allowing them to return to class.

Update Your School Nurse

Please notify the nurse if there is a change in the medical status of your child during the school year, e.g. an injury, a newly diagnosed condition, or specially prescribed medication. The student’s doctor should send a note of explanation with any recommendations to the nurse.

Health Alerts

If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious medical condition, please notify the school nurse immediately. When necessary, information describing the symptoms of the contagious condition will be made available to parents, faculty and staff in an appropriately confidential manner.

Sports Teams

Students who wish to participate in MS Athletics must fill out and return the MS Student-Athlete Team Participation Form to the school nurse.

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