of our health education program is to provide our students with food services
that enhance health education guidelines: nutritious, healthy, and yet tasty.
concern resides not only with the consumers, "our students,”, but also the
suppliers we contract with to make sure we are serving the best quality
variety of food served is well studied to balance the meals in a way where all
components of the food pyramid are served on a daily basis, in addition to the
weekly study where we make sure the cooked meals served contain grains, dairy
product, pasta, meat and chicken, taking into consideration the weather related
service area is adequate for serving, and follows the hygienic standards
required by the ministry of health.
sitting area is cozy, warm and well lit to provide the students with a pleasant
education expands to the classrooms to promote critical thinking that will
result in the development of healthful eating behaviors, improved learning
readiness, health promotion, and disease prevention caused by mishandling food.
commitment for the child nutrition programs is integrated within the health
education program components of education.
The School Nutrition Services are supported and developed by:
hygienic standards of the cafeteria are supervised by the Head of Purchasing
and the Head of Non Academic Affairs
the cafeteria personnel to work within hygienic standards
balanced nutritious meals
bake sale regulations
the students that need to maintain a special dietary routine
different ideas for fund raising other than bake sales
Health Services is provided by the school nurse who
serves the needs of the students. There is one Registered Nurse on campus, and
all staff take 1st aid sessions with the Lebanese Red Cross yearly.
The nurse’s room features a clean and cozy
atmosphere. There is a lockable cabinet filled with non-prescription medicines.
A file for every student including medical report if
available, 2 Photo IDs and contact information is available in the nurse’s
Medicines are checked for expiration date on a term
Nurse’s schedule does not cover the times that students are on campus for
after-school activities but the available staff carries a first aid certificate.
Health education is conducted throughout the year to answer student and
parent concerns and to provide awareness, emotional and physical support. The services provided during the year are
covered by a pediatrician, an ophthalmologist, a nutritionist, a dentist and
At the beginning of each year, all students are required to bring a
medical and vaccination records updates.
Refer to the health department manual for more information about our
Medication can be administered at school by the nurse, if a written
prescription/note from the physician or parents is attached. All medication must be kept in the nurse's
Make sure you inform the school nurse if your child was given any medication
in the morning before he/she comes to school. Children must remain at home for
24 hours after they have started the antibiotic and the fever is back to 38
If a student must receive prescription medication during school hours,
the parent or guardian must furnish the medication in the original pharmacy
labeled container. The label shall state the medication, dosage, number of
dosages per day or the time(s) when to be discontinued (where appropriate).
Medication shall be administered only by a school nurse, or by his or her
In case of sickness/discomfort during school hours, school personnel may
give acetaminophen to students with the following symptoms, provided that prior
written parental permission has been given: headache, toothache, menstrual
cramps, musculoskeletal pain, and fever over 38°C after the parent has been
notified(to avoid double dosage).
Acetaminophen shall be administered only in accordance with the
acetaminophen (Tylenol) protocol.
Verbal request or permission to administer medication may be accepted
only when made by the parent or guardian to the school nurse or administrator
and only when prior delivery of the required forms is not reasonably possible
under the circumstances. Written parental permission and authorization by the
prescribing physician must be submitted by the parent before medication will be
administered a second day. Middle and Senior school students may carry and
self-administer one day’s supply of medication as long as they do so in a
Appropriate disciplinary measures will be imposed for irresponsible use
of medication. Medication may not be carried by elementary school students
unless there is an extreme need that is documented by the student’s physician.
Medications will be given only by District employees designated by the
principal at each building. School personnel will maintain a written record of
all medications administered to students, using the appropriate District form.
The record will include the student’s name, medication, dosage, date and time
given and the signature of the school person administering the medication.
All medications to be administered by school personnel shall be kept in
a secure, locked, clean cabinet or drawer.
In case a child gets sick during school hours, and is unable to continue
his daily routine, the school nurse will contact the parents and parents pick
him/her up within an hour.
Transportation of Injured Staff or Students
The school has its own bus to transport sick/injured
individuals to the hospital.
It is estimated that it would take 20 minutes for
emergency vehicles to reach the campus and the school vehicle to reach the
nearest hospital (approximate 5 KM).
A nurse/or staff member rides in this vehicle when
injured students/staff need to go to the hospital, that depends on the
seriousness of the case.
Suspected back and neck injuries are not moved. Specialized assistance is called in these
In case of emergency and hospital need, students are transported to the
nearest hospital for examination. Parents will be contacted before leaving the
school to the hospital.
Illness, special health problems, symptoms
that require the students' absences and/or withdrawal from school:
fever of 38 degrees or above, diarrhea, a persistent cough, vomiting, yellow or
green nasal discharge or unexplained rashes, children must remain at home until
she/he is symptom free for 24 hours and/or has been seen by a doctor
"pink eye", Impetigo, meningitis, require a physician clearance
before going back to school
of nits and lice require the students to be nits and lice free before coming
back to school and must inform the school administration as soon as the problem
is detected in order to alert the staff and the parents
diseases such as chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, ringworm, and others…
must inform the school administration immediately for epidemic spread and
require a physician clearance before going back to school
health problem that limit your child from regular activities must be report to
the school nurse in order to alter a special program to meet his/her individual
For the safety of all students certain immunizations are required by
law. These include polio; diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTP);
measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); hepatitis B; Hib; and chickenpox
(varicella). Students may be exempt only for medical reasons or personal
beliefs. Students not exempt must have the immunizations record up to
date in order to attend school.