Keeping students healthy, happy and ready to learn must be a cooperative effort between teachers, the school nurse, student and parent/guardian. The school nurse is the consultant for students concerning health problems which may interfere with your child’s learning. Please feel free to discuss any medical/social issues that may hinder this learning process. The nurse’s office is not a primary facility like a doctor’s office. By law, the nurse is not allowed to make a medical diagnosis, prescribe treatment or administer medications without written permission from a doctor. First aid and medical care provided by the nurse are primarily for illness or injuries that occur on campus during school hours or treatments that have been directed by a doctor. Do not send your student to school if they are sick.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THE HEALTH OFFICE HAS A CURRENT RECORD OF IMMUNIZATIONS.
All medications must be provided by the parent and kept in the health center. All medication must be brought to the health center and the proper permission form signed. This includes Tylenol, Neosporin, cough drops, antacids, sinus medication, ibuprofen, and any other over-the-counter medication or prescription medicine prescribed for your child. Prescription medication must be in original container with specific instructions for use. Instructions that read “As directed” or “As needed” will not be accepted. The health center will not be able to provide any stock medications. Students will not be allowed to carry any medications on their person. Special provisions can be made for the use of emergency medications, but must be arranged through the nurse.
School is no place for a sick child. Do not send your child to school if they have diarrhea, vomiting, fever, lice, rash, deep cough or a communicable disease like chicken pox, strep throat, pink eye, etc. Also, children with elevated temperature of 100 degrees or more need to be fever free for 24 hours before they are permitted to return to school.
Parents are required to complete an Emergency /Medical information sheet for each of their children every year. This form contains information regarding who is to be contacted if your child becomes ill or is injured at school. Students will be released ONLY to those people you have indicated as responsible parties on the student’s Emergency Medical information form if they become ill or are injured and must leave school. A note or telephone call is not sufficient to release a child to any person not listed on this form. List any health problems, including allergies and sensitivities to food, medicine and insect bites that your child may have. Please keep the health office informed of any new health issues that may develop or any changes in routine medications, even when not administered at school.
Please contact the office and nurse at 623-445-8410, if your address or telephone number at home or work changes during the school year. REMINDER: It is your responsibility to update all pertinent information at the school.
To comply with Arizona State Law, all students must have a record of adequate immunizations, or an exemption form on file in the Health Office, in order to attend school. Non-compliance may result in disallowing a student to attend school.
Always make sure the school Health Office has a current record of immunization on file.
Please contact the School Nurse at 623-445-8410 with any questions.
Any child with a note from their physician that they cannot participate in PE needs the note to be given to the PE Coaches on the day of class.