The health office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain/fever reducing medication will NOT be administered this year in the health office due to the risk of masking COVID-19 symptoms. Exceptions will be made for students with chronic medical conditions.
The health office needs your permission to dispense prescribed medication to your child. Medication forms are available in the health office or at the front desk and must be completed when dropping off any medication for your child. In accordance with district policy, hand-written notes are not acceptable.
To ensure that medication has not expired and the dosage is correct, all medication must be in the original container.
Doctor-prescribed medication must be in the original container with the prescription label that includes the patient's name intact.
Please remember it is district policy that your child be fever free (no fever without the aid of Tylenol or Ibuprofen) and vomit free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. This district policy protects all students from illness. Thank you for your help.
For more information contact our nurse at (602) 449-5303.
The role of the school nurse is to collaborate with the educators to provide an environment conducive to learning. It is to assess and evaluate the health and development status of the student; be the health care liaison to the student; counsel, educate and find resources to assist in the student's health care.
We serve as consultants for the health curriculum; provide screening programs for diseases of the eyes, ears and teeth; keep immunization records; assist in placement for special education programs; and act as the giver of first aid in an emergency.
If a student becomes ill at school, she/he should get permission from a staff member to report to the nurse. The nurse will do a health assessment. Students must not leave the school grounds because of illness without checking out through the Health and Attendance Office. The health office is stocked with over-the-counter medication including generic Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums and cough drops. The nurse will dispense OTC Meds when a permission card is signed by the parent/guardian. Any other over-the-counter medication must be in its original container with written permission for its use provided by the parent. All medications and inhalers are to be kept in the nurse’s office. Students may carry an inhaler only with a doctor’s written permission. Inhaler must be properly labeled, and the doctor’s note must be reissued at the beginning of each school year. Possession of unauthorized medication of any kind at school is a serious offense and will result in suspension. You may call the nurse at (602) 449-5303 for further health issues.