Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does the Physical have to be on a certain form?  A. Yes, if the student is participating in a sport at RHS, the physical must be completed on the NJ Dept. of  Ed. mandated medical forms, which are available on the Ramapo website.

Q. Does my child have to hand in a new physical each year?  A. No,  unless your child is participating in a sport. The freshman entrance physical is valid for the four years at Ramapo.

Q. My child has a valid physical... do I have to fill out a Health History Update form?    A. Yes, Physicals are valid for 365 days. However, each sport season a new Health History Update must be completed within 90 days of the sport start date. The Health History Update is not necessary if you have a new physical.

Q. My child broke their arm skiing last year.  My pediatrician cleared him and marked cleared for all activities on his physical, Is he cleared?  A. No, if your child was out of gym or sports due to any injury, concussion, or cardiac reasons, the treating doctor is required to provide clearance.

Q. Why does my child have to complete the ‘Return to Play’ with the Athletic Trainer, after my doctor has already cleared him/her from their concussion?  A. Per district policy, once the child provides a doctors note of clearance, that student must then begin the ‘return to play’ with the athletic trainer.

Q. My child has a headache, if I call the nurse and give permission, can the nurse give my child Tylenol or Advil?  A. No, unless the medication form is signed by the doctor and parent. This is per New Jersey State Law, as all medication must be given with written doctor’s orders and written consent by a parent.