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 6th and 8th-grade 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 2022-23
While the pandemic is no longer an emergency, it is still important that we are all aware of the recommendations and requirements that will help keep our community healthy. In many ways, we are returning to the health practices in place before the pandemic.
Masks are required to be worn on the buses and when visiting the nurse. In addition, students with COVID and their close contacts still need to wear a mask at school for 10 days after the beginning of symptoms or the positive diagnosis in the case of asymptomatic patients.
Parents and staff still need to inform Nurse Mamen about their COVID diagnosis so that this information can be passed on to the health authorities.
Just as we did before the pandemic, we need to pay attention to and be aware of symptoms.
ASM wants to be clear about how we deal with students who may show symptoms of illness at school, give clear guidelines to parents if they have kept their child home due to symptoms of illness, and ensure there are clear recommendations for when further medical advice may be necessary or appropriate.
If your child shows any of the following symptoms at school we will call you to take your child home:
Persistent sore throat (with or without signs of bacterial infection)
In the same way, parents should not send their children to school if they present any of the above-mentioned symptoms. Also, Nurse Mamen should be notified by email at email@example.com.
It is our policy, in order to have a healthy community, that any child kept home or sent home with one or more of these symptoms should remain at home until they are well. This means returning to school only when they have been symptom-free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
If symptoms persist or if they become worse we strongly recommend that parents seek medical advice and send a copy of the medical report to Nurse Mamen so that she can validate and plan the student’s return accordingly.