Written proof of compliance with immunization requirements is a part of the registration process in Arizona Schools. State and Federal Law mandates that school-age children be immunized to prevent certain diseases. If you are unsure of the requirements for Immunization, see your doctor, visit the School Health Center or call the Maricopa County Health Dept at (602) 506-6767 or (602) 263-8856 for locations of clinics and hours of operation. Immunizations are free of charge for children under the age of 18. Exemptions forms are available in the health center.
On the first day of school, your student will be coming home with a "pink sheet". This is our emergency contact form asking you to update your child's records. Please list all contact numbers including names and numbers of those we can call if we are unable to contact you. Please include any of your child's medical conditions and medications they are taking.
It is extremely important that I know of any medical conditions and medications. If this information should change during the school year, contact the Health Office and let me know.
If a student feels ill during the school day, they should report their complaint to the classroom teacher for referral to the nurse. Students are not to contact their parents directly via cell phone regarding illness unless prior arrangements have been made with the nurse. Please keep your child home if they have fever, diarrhea, vomiting, deep cough, or a potentially communicable disease. Children with a fever of 100 degrees or more must be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications before returning to school. If your child has been diagnosed with contagious illness, please contact the Health Center so parents of other students in the class can be notified. Please call your child's doctor for advice on an ill child. Do not send ill students to school to be evaluated by the nurse.
** NEW this year - 2019. All medications prescribed by a Doctor now require a Doctor's note to accompany the medication in a pharmacy labled container/box. If your child needs to take medication during the school day, complete a medication consent form (available in my office) and provide the medication in the original container.
Do not send the medication with your child to school! No medications are allowed on campus with the exception of epi-pens and inhalers. If your child needs to keep an epi-pen and/or inhaler with them, there is a separate form to complete. I always recommend that all medications are kept in the Health Office so they are always accessible during an emergency. The last thing we want to have to do is search the campus looking for a backpack, checking lockers, desks etc. when you really need one of these two medications.
Medications are not stored in the Health Office over the summer break. Any medications not picked up within 2 days after school is dismissed for the summer will be discarded
Physical Education Excuses:
Students requesting to be excused from PE must bring a note signed by their parent to the Nurse. The Nurse will then write an "excused from PE" pass for the student to take to PE. Any request for three or more consecutive PE excuses must be accompanied by a Physician's written order. PE teachers will be informed of the length of excuse, and any accommodations that need to be made for your child. If your child has a health condition that causes him/her to miss PE class frequently, a doctor's note may be requested.
Chronic Health Conditions
If your child has been diagnosed with a chronic health condition, please contact the nurse immediately. He or she will inform you of the DVUSD protocols/procedures necessary to ensure a healthy and safe environment for your child during the school day.