The Health Center is staffed by a full time RN and part time assistant.The Health Center is located in the administration building just across the hall from the front office. The health office is open daily between 7:20 am and 2:30 pm. However, it is closed (except for emergencies) during 7th hour (1:20-2:17) for meetings and administrative work. Please make sure that your contact numbers are kept current so that we can always reach you in case of an emergency. It is also helpful for you to keep us in your contact numbers so you know when the school nurse is calling and please make sure your mailbox is not full.We provide on-campus health screenings, assessment, and education as well as first-aid and nursing care for students, staff, and visitors. The Health Center is not a primary care facility. By law, the nurse is not allowed to make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment. When accidents or illness occur during school hours, basic first-aid and/or emergency care will be given according to Arizona State Board of Nursing standards and practices. The nurse may suggest further medical follow up in certain circumstances. Further care is the responsibility of the parents.
To all parents and guardians:The nurse cannot dispense any medications that have not been provided and signed for by a parent or guardian. This includes cough drops, neosporin, chap stick, and other common treatments. All medications must be in their original packaging and if it is a prescription medication, it must be labeled with the correct dose and times with a seperate order from your provider. A child can never bring medication to school or carry it on their person with the exception of inhaler, epi-pens, or insulin and testing supplies (parents will be required to sign a form to allow students to self carry). Medication forms can be picked up from the school nurse.
Medications can be dropped off at the Health Center for the school year by parent or guardian only. Please do not send your student to school with any medications, or drop them off at the front office. There has been a medication policy change starting school year 2018/19. In accordance with the Arizona School Board Association and the DVUSD Governing Board Policy JLCD, a written doctor's order will now be required for any prescription medication or dietary supplement. The form can be obtained from the school nurse.
Deer Valley School District Policies
If your child has a temperature in the health office of 100 degrees or greater they will be sent home. They may return to school when the fever is gone for 24 hours without the use of medication.
Any child with an undiagnosed rash should remain out of school until all symptoms are gone or a physician verifies the child is not contagious and is well enough to return to school.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SENT HOME BY THE SCHOOL NURSE DUE TO FEVER, VOMITING OR DIARRHEA, HE/SHE MAY NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS EVEN IF HE/SHE IS FEELING BETTER.
If every parent follows these procedures it will save much suffering and prevent the spread of contagious diseases, some which may be life-threatening.
AS ALWAYS, hand washing is the best defense against the spread of germs. Do not hesitate to call your physician if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's health. Thank you for your cooperation.