NEW POLICY FOR MEDICATIONS ~~~ SCHOOL NURSE OFFICE
DVUSD has changed the policy for prescriptions medications given at school, please read Parent Letter and
Please email Nurse Heather.Clarke@dvusd.org for any questions.
The Health Center provides on-campus health screenings, assessment, and education as well as first-aid and nursing care for students and staff. 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: 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. 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.