Parents

Health Procedures & Forms

Health Procedures

Medicine
Students may not possess, dispense, or distribute medication on their own. Prescription medicine must be accompanied with a physician order and dropped off by the parent or guardian. The medicine should be brought to school in the original container and include the name of the medicine, directions for use, time, strength, dose, name of ordering medical provider, and student’s name and grade. At the end of the school year, all medications must be picked up by the parent/guardian by the last day of school. Medicine not picked up will be disposed of.

Students are allowed to carry emergency medication such as an EpiPen or a rescue inhaler but need an order from the doctor allowing them to do so. The form Physician Instructions for Prescribing Medication is used and the box that says student may carry and self-administer medication is checked off.

All over-the-counter medicine provided in the health room is listed on the form Consent for Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication. This form must be signed by both the parent and health care provider to be valid. The form needs to be renewed every school year.

Procedure for students who become ill during the school day
Students who become ill during the school day should report to their teacher prior to reporting to the health room. If the student’s symptoms are not COVID-related, the student will be given a pass to present to his teacher upon returning to class. Students whose illness cannot be treated expeditiously by the nurse will have their parents notified by the nurse so that they may be picked up and taken home or to their physician. Students may not contact their parents and/or leave campus without release notification by the nurse. If your son drives to school and needs to leave early due to illness, both verbal and written permission from the parents to the nurse is needed to release your son. An email to nurse@msjnet.edu should be sent by the parent to the nurse allowing their son permission to leave school early and drive himself home. 
Procedure for students who become ill during the school day with COVID-like symptoms: The student will be immediately sent to the nurse, who will bring him to an isolated area in the Health Room for evaluation. The School Nurse will call the student’s parent or guardian.  Students must be picked up from school within 30 minutes of receipt of the call.  If a parent or guardian is not reachable within the first two tries, the student’s emergency contact will be called.  The Maryland Department of Health COVID Decision Aid will be followed for what this student should do and who should be contacted.
 
All school policies and procedures for COVID-19 are found on our COVID-19 webpage
 
Students must be kept home for the following:
 
COVID-19:  Tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days, exposed to someone with confirmed case of COVID in the past 14 days, student has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 according to Maryland Department of Health COVID Decision Aid 
 
Fever:  If your student has a temperature of >100 degrees orally and no other symptoms, and no known exposure to COVID, the student should be kept at home until he is fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
 
Vomiting:  Two or more episodes of vomiting in a 24 -hour period, and no other symptoms, the student should be kept home for 24 hours since he last vomited. 
 
Diarrhea:  Two or more episodes of diarrhea, and no other symptoms, please keep your son home for 24 hours   
 
Drainage from the eyes:  If your student has drainage from the eyes, associated with conjunctivitis (pink eye) your son must be kept home until under the treatment from a doctor. 

Health Forms

For the 2022-2023 school year, we require a physical for all freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students.  Physicals must be done after May 23, 2022 and sent to the school nurse by August 24, 2022.  We do not require an annual physical for returning juniors and seniors unless playing a sport.  We accept physicals done at Patient First, Minute Clinic, and other walk-in health clinics.

Freshmen and transfer students are required to submit a current immunization record to the school nurse by the first day of school.

SPORTS: Students playing a sport are required to have a current physical on file with the school nurse as well as a copy of their physical uploaded to Healthy Roster prior to tryouts.  Please visit the sports medicine page under the athletics tab for information about Healthy Roster, uploading your son’s physical, and sports related questions.  Physicals are valid for one calendar year and cannot expire during the sport season.

MEDICINE IN SCHOOL:  In order for your son to receive non-prescription medicine in school, he needs the Consent for Over-the-Counter Medications form filled out by a parent and physician.  Medicines listed on the form are available in the health room.  The form is valid for one calendar year.

If your son will need prescription medicine during the day, please contact the school nurse at 410-644-3300, ext 2354.  The form Physician Instructions for Giving Medication in School must be completed by your son’s health care provider and medicine can only be brought to the health room by an adult.  The doctor’s office can fax the form to the school nurse at 410-646-0330. 

HEALTH FORM SUBMISSION:  Please send all health forms electronically to Mrs. Pam Bezirdjian at nurse@msjnet.edu and Mrs. Cara Joyce at cjoyce@msjnet.edu or by mail to:
Mount Saint Joseph High School, Attention:  Health Room, 4403 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229.  If sending by mail, please make sure you keep a copy for yourself.  The school nurse is away on summer vacation 6/11/2022 through 8/14/2022 but you can leave a message with the school receptionist over the summer if you need to get in touch with the nurse. 

Download Forms

  • Student Physical
  • Immunization Form
    Maryland Department of Health Immunization Certificate is REQUIRED of all new students.  The form needs to be current and comply with the State of Maryland immunization regulations.  New students must have their current immunization record on file in the Health Room by the first day of school.  Students who do not comply with this will not be allowed to attend classes.  Parents are responsible for providing an updated immunization record and should not rely on their son’s former school for sending over immunization forms.
     
    *Students who do not have the required vaccinations on the first day of school (i.e. virtual and in-person school) must demonstrate proof of vaccination, positive titer results, or proof of a vaccination appointment to occur within 20 calendar days.
     
    Vaccines that have a medical exemption must be signed off by a physician or nurse practitioner.
  • Over-the-Counter Medication Consent
    This form is required if you want your son to receive any over-the-counter medicine while in school. The form needs be renewed every year and must be signed by a health care provider as well as the parent to be valid. The school nurse can’t dispense medicine without this form.
  • Post-Concussion Return to School Form
    This form is to be completed by a health care provider following a concussion diagnosis. The form must be returned to the nurse on the student’s first day back to school.
  • Physician Instructions for Prescribing Medication in School
    This form is mandatory for any student that will need prescription medicine during the school day.
  • Food and Allergy Care Plan
Health forms can be submitted by fax to 410-646-6220 or mailed to: Mount Saint Joseph High School, Attention: Health Room, 4403 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD, 21229.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.