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. Once treated, 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 in order to release your son. A fax (410-646-6220) or an email (pbezirdjian@msjnet.edu) should be sent by the parent to the nurse allowing their son permission to leave school early and drive himself home.

Please keep your student home when...
Any student with a temperature greater than 100 degrees 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. Students should also be kept home if they have vomited two or more times, has diarrhea or severe pain.

Health Forms

  • Student Physical
    All freshmen and transfer students are required to submit a summer physical to the nurse by August 27, 2018. Students who enroll later in the school year must provide the nurse with a current physical and immunization record on their first day of school. We do not require yearly physicals for returning students at this time unless they play a sport.

    Any student trying out for a school sport or playing a school sport must have a current physical on file with the nurse that does not expire while playing the sport. Physicals are valid for one calendar year from the date of the examination.
  • Immunization Form
    Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Immunization Certificate is REQUIRED of all new students, including all freshmen and transfer 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 or first day of orientation. Students who do not comply with this may be held from attending classes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.