Health Office Information and Services
The health office is open each school day from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Nurse: Veronica Hernandez
Phone: (623)-842-3889 extension 5010
the event of an emergency, the nurse or other school personnel will
contact the parent/guardian; please be sure your Emergency Card is
correct and up-to-date, especially telephone numbers. If needed, the
nurse will summon the paramedics. If parents/guardians cannot be
reached, the school (acting in “loco parentis”) will do what is in the
child's best interest. If a child needs to be transported to the
hospital by ambulance, someone from the school shall accompany the
Picking Up a Sick Child
picking up sick children during the school day must first sign in with
the front office. They must sign the student out at the front desk upon
leaving. Persons picking up children during the school day must be on
the Emergency Card/Data Card as a designated pick up person. A picture ID will be required of those picking up children. Students sent home by the Health Office with a fever must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Students
sent home with a possible contagious disease must bring back a doctor’s
note on non-contagious status and been on medication for 24 hours.
Students who have had any contagious disease/ailment must report to the
Health Office prior to going to class to receive clearance to be back in
such as diabetes, epilepsy, cardiac diseases, asthma, and allergies are
some of the diseases, which should be noted on health records and
discussed with the health assistant.
law (A.R.S. 15-803) requires that a parent/guardian or person in “loco
parentis” of a child provide the school with proof of immunization
(history) at the time of enrollment. This proof (history) must include
the month, day and year for each vaccination. A parent/guardian must
show proof of immunizations for each child enrolling. A child is not permitted to attend classes until the immunization history has been provided and is current with Arizona State laws.
A physician must authorize prescription medication by written order with a copy given to the health office. Along with a physician’s written order, there must be parental written permission for each prescription medication. Medication
must be in the original container. The container must be clearly
labeled. All medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian
or other parent adult designee. Students are not allowed to
carry medication to administer to themselves, except for an asthma
inhaler or an Epi pen as directed to do so by a physician. Teachers are not permitted to hold or administer a student’s medication at school, this includes cough drops.
Pediculosis (Head Lice)
is defined as lice or lice eggs (nits). The symptoms of lice are
itching and/or the presence of lice and nits on hair parts of the body,
particularly on the head and neck.
The best strategy for
controlling lice is to use shampoos designed for treatment of lice
combined with diligent nit removal. Free shampoo is sometimes available
from the Health Office. Be sure to follow the directions on the
label. Nit removal is important, as some of the eggs will survive the
shampoo treatments. It is also important to shampoo all affected family
members at the same time. Be sure to shampoo everyone once again 7-10
days after the first treatment. Generally, if the proper treatment is
followed, students should miss no more than 2-4 days of school
due to lice. After 5 days the absence is considered unexcused.
Children with symptoms shall be excluded from school attendance until
treatment has been effective. Upon return to school, the student must
report to the Health Office for screening before returning to class.