Welcome to the Health Office

Our school nurse and health assistant  are in the Health Office during school hours. They are available to assist students with illness and injury related problems. In addition to these primary services, we conduct health screenings, assist students and families with referrals for medical services, follow-up, and act as a health education resource person for students and staff. 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.

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 several people listed on your Emergency Data Sheet in case you are not available or cannot leave work.

Emergency Medical Information

It is important that you notify the nurse if your child has a medical condition such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, heart disease, allergies. (environmental and food), a physical or mental disability, etc. This will help all the school staff better serve your child. This information should be placed on the emergency section of the data sheet also. This is used to contact a child's parent in case of illness or injury so they must be returned immediately.

Children are not permitted to walk home when ill or injured per district policy.

 

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 the month, day and year of each immunization and initiate having the child receive any needed immunization before they are allowed to attend school.

MPS Medication Policy

Under certain unusual circumstances when it is necessary for a child to take medication during school hours, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Over-the-counter medications must be in the original container with directions.
  2. Appropriate dosage including age as stated on the label will be dispensed.
  3. A written permission medication consent form must be signed by the parent/guardian to administer medication to the child.
  4. Dosage amount, time, dated to be given and name of medication must be stated.
  5. We recommend that all medication be brought to and picked up from school by a parent/guardian or another responsible adult.
  6. Inhalers cannot be kept on the child's person without doctor's order.
  7. It is recommended that when you get a prescription filled that needs to be given during school hours that you have the pharmacists label two bottles and send the appropriate one to school. (This is usually free). This is especially important with liquid medicines that have to be refrigerated like antibiotics. Medications that are given 3 times a day need to be given before and after school.
  8. Medications brought to school and not meeting necessary requirements will not be dispensed by the nurse and will be locked in the office until a parent/guardian verifies the medication, signs the proper form or takes it home.
  9. Medications brought to school and not meeting necessary requirements will not be dispensed by the nurse and will be locked in the office until a parent/guardian verifies the medication, signs the proper form or takes it home.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE OF ANY HOME, WORK, OR EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS THAT CHANGE ON YOUR CHILD'S EMERGENCY DATA SHEET.

Kathy Albee
Nurse

472-8408

Here on: Tuesdays & Fridays and every other Wednesday

Nanette Tackett
Health Assistant

472-8407

Here every day 7:15 a.m.-2:45 p.m.