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Laura Perras
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Pat Pollard
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The Ray School has a program of comprehensive school health, the goal of which is to promote healthy lifestyle practices. Through the Health Office, we conduct annual screenings for hearing and vision. An influenza immunization clinic is offered each year allowing students to receive a flu vaccine during the school day. 

The Health Office is open full time for assessment and decision-making in the treatment of any injuries or illnesses which occur at school. I am always available to discuss any health concerns or changing needs of your child.

The elementary school years are an important time for the development of healthy lifestyle practices. Children learn healthy behaviors through physical education, the lunch room, our guidance program and through observation of the many adults at the Ray School.

5th Grade Transfer to RMS
Students turning 11 before the start of the 2017-18 school year are eligible to receive their 11 yo Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, pertussis) vaccination. This is vaccination is required before entering 7th Grade. It is often given at the 11th birthday. Students are also eligible for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and the Meningococcal vaccination. Please talk to your child's physician about these vaccinations that can prevent these diseases. 

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services states that prevention of disease with frequent tick checks after outdoor exposure is the best way to prevent Lyme disease. Removal of a tick within 24-36 hours of attachment can help prevent disease transmission

Remove Ticks Immediately
  • Using tweezers, grasp the tick close to the skin
  • Pull upward with steady, even pressure (Do not twist or yank the tick as this can cause tick parts to remain in your skin)
  • After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area - soap and water works well.
  • Dispose of a live tick by putting it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet
  • Call your doctor if you have been bitten by a tick
Check out this resource:   Tick Free NH

Biking Safety

The law in NH requires that children under the age of 16 wear helmets when bicycling. As reported by, properly fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent - yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. If purchasing a helmet for your child presents a financial hardship please reach out me in the health office. I have resources available to ensure that children have a helmet.

Here are some bike safety events in the area:

Safe Kids 500 - FREE event held at the NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, Wednesday, May 3rd, organized by CHaD - Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Safe Kids New Hampshire. This is a unique opportunity for kids to ride their bides on the Speedway!

Bike Rodeo - FREE K-5 event held in the Ray School parking lot on Saturday, May 6th, organized by Hanover Parks & Recreation.