Roosevelt Elementary's School Nurse, Carrie Stephens, or Helen Taylor, the Health Assistant, staff our Health Office during school hours. They are available to assist students with illness and injury related problems. In addition to these primary services, the nurse conducts health screenings and provides health education for students. The goal of Health Services is to remove barriers to the health and safety of students, enabling them to achieve their academic goals at school. For additional Health Services information click HERE.
Illness/Emergency: School is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has had a fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chickenpox, strep throat, pink-eye, etc. in the last 24 hours. You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be removed from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or has an emergency. It is the parent's responsibility to make arrangements to pick up an ill or injured child as promptly as possible. We suggest that you have someone listed on your Required Emergency and Registration Information form in case you are not available or cannot leave work.
Emergency Medical Information: It is necessary that you notify the nurse if your child has any type of medical condition or takes daily medications. This will help all the school staff better serve your child. This information should be placed on the emergency section of the Required Emergency and Registration Information form also.
Immunizations: Arizona State Law ARS 15-803 states that children must have immunization (shot) information on file at school. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to furnish the school with that information and initiate having the child receive any needed immunization before they are allowed to attend school. If your child received immunizations during the school year, please send a copy of the updated record to the Health Office.
Mesa School District Medication Policy:
1. Written parent permission authorizing school personnel to administer medication.
2. The original labeled container of the medication. For presciption medication, the pharmacist can supply a duplicate labeled container so one can be kept at school. Each container should have the phone number of the pharmacy, student's name, physician's name, medication's name, dosage, time to be given and route (oral, inhaled, etc.) If your child must take an "over the counter" (OTC) medication while at school, a signed consent form must submitted by the parent. The medication must be in the original container and given as directed on the bottle.
Storage: Medication to be administered at school is to be kept in the Health Office, except for secondary students who have written permission to carry an asthma inhaler with them. Other special requests may by discussed with the school nurse.
Field Trips: If your child takes daily medication or as-needed medication, you may send a separate labeled container with a day's dose of medication for that day. Health Services staff do not routinely accompany student's on field trips and a teacher may be responsible for administration of medication.
Thank you for your cooperation with these medication procedures. Our intent is to insure safety and good health for your child.