Health Office

Welcome to Marist's Health Office. At Marist, we are committed to the holistic care of each student. Below are resources and links that will be helpful to your family. 

If you have questions or concerns, contact Marist's school nurse:
Mrs. Amanda Gaida, R.N. PEL-CSN
Certified School Nurse


The role of the school nurse is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of all students. At Marist the nurse is available to help students who are feeling ill or suffer a minor injury. The nurse also manages any over the counter or prescription medication dispensation. Additionally, the nurse helps students manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes. 

When feeling ill during the school day, a student should always visit the nurse first before contacting a parent.

Nurse's Office Responsibilities:

  • Assessment and follow-up of acute and chronic health issues
  • General medication administration
  • Health records
  • Immunization tracking
  • Communicable disease management for the school
  • Health Services policies
  • Crisis management such as an injury
  • Education of staff regarding student health issues, bloodborne pathogens
  • Coordination and collaboration with parents, community health providers and staff members​


As we begin the 2023-24 school year, it is our hope that our students’ education at Marist High School will not be disrupted by COVID-19. During the 2020-21 school year, our school building remained open due to the vigilance of our students, parents, faculty and staff. During the 2021-22 school year, we stayed open and returned to a normal school schedule.

If you have any of the following symptoms please isolate; testing is strongly recommended, regardless of vaccination status:

o Fever (100.4 degrees of higher)

o New onset of moderate to severe headache

o Shortness of breath

o New cough

o Sore throat

o Vomiting or Diarrhea

o New loss of taste or smell

o Fatigue from unknown cause

o Muscle or body aches from unknown cause

If you have a POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST

• Isolate for at least five calendar days from onset of symptoms;

• You may return after five calendar days as long as the following conditions are met:

▪ 24 hours without a fever

▪ Diarrhea and vomiting ceased for 24 hours

▪ Improvement of symptoms

▪ Consistent masking upon return through day 10

• Report the positive COVID test when calling in your child’s absence

• The school nurse will follow up with the protocol if your child has COVID


• Primary point of contact at school: Mrs. Amanda Gaida

• or 773.881.5352

• Secondary point of contact at school: Mrs. Beth O’Neill • or 773.881.5320