Consistent with ASM’s mission to attend to the emotional, moral, physical, and social needs of its students, ASM health services are open during the entire school day for ASM students and staff from all divisions.
Two registered nurses provide first aid, care for minor illnesses, and assistance for students with chronic health problems requiring medication during the school day.
The nurses perform vision and hearing testing for Lower School children, scoliosis screening for Grade 6-8 students, information about medical services in Madrid, and teach or support certain parts of the health curriculum in all three divisions of the school.
In line with emerging international school best practice, ASM maintains strong child protection policies and procedures and our school strives to maintain a safe and secure environment for all students.
Health Requirements and Recommendations for 2023-24
Your child should NOT come to school if they have:
- Persistent cough
- Persistent sore throat (with or without signs of bacterial infection)
- Skin rash after having presented a fever, sore throat, or general malaise.
- Yellow or green drainage from the eye (s) - due to the possibility of having Conjunctivitis (pink eye).
In cases of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, you should keep your child home until they have remained 24h symptoms-free without the use of medication.
If Conjunctivitis is confirmed, please do NOT send your child to school prior to having completed the first 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.
In addition to this please keep in mind that any bacterial infection for which antibiotics are prescribed will require the student to remain at home to complete the first 24 hours of treatment. Please, do NOT send your child to school before that time window.
Please, email Nurse Mamen at firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is unwell due to any of the above-mentioned circumstances so that she can communicate with you and have a follow-up on every individual case.
Administration of Medication at School
Please, email Nurse Mamen at email@example.com with the name of the medicine, dose, time of administration, and length of medical treatment. Students should bring their medicines to the Nurse Station for administration as soon as they arrive at school.
IF A STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID
- They can come to school if their symptoms are mild
- They SHOULD NOT come to school if their symptoms include any of the following:
- Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school
- If they see a doctor, the doctor may recommend staying home for a few days. Other doctors may say they can come back to school.
- If a student is positive when they consult the nurse, they will be asked to use a mask.
Public health authorities have published the following regarding the use of face masks when dealing with COVID:
- Face masks are recommended, not mandatory.
- They are recommended if the patient has symptoms.
- The use of a face mask is particularly important in common spaces.
- If you are a close contact with a positive case but are asymptomatic, there is no need to wear a face mask.
- The 10-day rule no longer applies.
- People who present mild symptoms should be cautious during social interactions, especially in proximity. Hand hygiene should be closely monitored.
- If you present criteria of severity or poor evolution (feeling of shortness of breath, fever greater than 38ºC maintained for more than three days...) you should contact your Primary Care health center or 112 during weekends and holidays.