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A child with asthma has rights under the law. HB 2229 (Asthma Rescue Medication Bill) was
signed on 4/11/05 and "allows for the possession and self-administration of
prescription medication for breathing disorders by the pupil who has been
prescribed the medication by a licensed health care professional if the pupil's
name is on the handheld inhaler device . . ." Yearly written permission from
the parent is required (available thru the nurse's office). Visit the Arizona
Asthma Coalition's website.
The National Heart, Lung and Blood
Institute, thru the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, has a great informational video on asthma and how to control
A child with food or other potentially severe allergies has similar rights. SB 1309 was signed 5/11/05 and allows pupils who have been diagnosed with anaphylaxis, by a specified licensed health care provider, to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including auto-injectable epinephrine, while at school and school-sponsored activities . . ." Yearly written permission from the parent is required (available thru the nurse's office). For more info., visit foodallergy.org.
More than 40 of our students have food allergies.
Many of them are allergic to peanuts, treenuts and/or eggs. If you want to
provide snacks for your child's classroom during a party time and your child's classmate is allergic
to one or more of these items, please choose a snack from this site: http://snacksafely.com/tag/peanut-free/
ALWAYS CONSULT WITH YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER ABOUT ANY SNACKS BEING PROVIDED.
As awareness about the dangers of concussion in sports continues to grow, Mayo Clinic has
taken measures to provide baseline concussion testing at no cost to every high
school and middle school student athlete in Arizona for the 2011-2012 sports
season. This is a landmark initiative. The Computerized Cognitive Assessment
Tool (CCAT) will be made available at no cost. The test results, which remain
the property of the athlete, can be shared with the health care provider of
their choice. After a concussion, the test can be repeated multiple times and,
along with a medical evaluation, will assist providers in making a decision
about when an athlete can safely return to the classroom, sports, and other
activities. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Bites, Stings, Poison,
Call Banner Health's Poison
Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 for free, fast
expert help 24 hours a day, 7 days a
To go Urgent Care
or ER? Good question.
Click here for information from
Drugs of Abuse
Visit any of these websites for the latest
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Protect Your Kids
KidsHealth, http://KidsHealth.org/ Healthgate, http://www.healthgate.com/
The Latest on Car Seat
New law mandates
booster seats for
children who are at least 5 years old but younger than 8, and no taller than
4-foot-9 inches tall.
What car seat is best?
Every year we
have a few students get hurt while riding to or from school. Share this great
site with your children: nhtsa.gov/people/injury/pedbimot/bike/kidsandbikesafetyweb/index.htm
Ten Tips for Picky Eaters
Free and Reduced Lunch Program
Fun for Kids
Rockin' interactive website sponsored by Kohl's and Phoenix Children's
This is a fun game to help your child learn about
Quest for the Code
teens living with a chronic illness