Welcome the Health Office Page!

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 free 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. Please feel free to call or drop in any time. 

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.

Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can cause mild to severe illness. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. 

Flu Vaccination

While it is best to get the flu vaccine before flu activity begins in the community, it is not too late. A flu vaccine is the first step in preventing the flu. Flu vaccine benefits:
  • Can prevent you from getting sick from the flu.
  • Can reduce the risk of flu associated hospitalization.
  • Important for people with chronic health conditions.
  • Can lessen the symptoms if you contract the flu.

Flu Prevention Steps
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • If you are sick with flu-like illness, CDC recommends that you stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical or for other necessities.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.