Welcome to the Health OfficeSchool nurse

 

Phone 480-472-3304

Fax   480-472-3320

 

The Summit Academy 7-8 Health Office is staffed with a Registered Nurse and a Health Assistant on alternating days.  We are here to assist students with illness and injury related problems.

 

Medication is administered by the school nurse/health assistant or principal’s designee.  Please visit this web site for additional information:

http://www2.mpsaz.org/health/parents/

 

Illness/Emergency

School is no place for a sick child.  Please do not send your child to school if he/she has had diarrhea, vomiting, a fever, rash, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chicken pox, strep throat, pink eye, etc… in the last 24 hours.  They need to be fever free with out fever reducing medication for 24 hours before they return to school.  A note from the doctor may be required in some cases of contagious diseases.  Call the health office if you have any questions.

 

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 parents’ 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 information sheet in case you are not available or cannot leave work.

Children when sick or injured are not permitted to walk home without an authorized adult signing them out of school.

 

Please notify the health office and the front office immediately if there are any changes to home, work, cell, or emergency phone numbers for your child’s student information.

 

Emergency Medical Information

It is imperative that you notify the nurse if your child has a medical condition such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, heart disease, allergies (food and environmental), a physical or mental disability, etc…  This will help us and the school staff better serve your child.

 

Please refer to the Mesa Public Schools Health Services’ Parents’ web site for more information on medication administration in the school, immunizations & clinics, and home control of communicable diseases.

http://www2.mpsaz.org/health/parents/

 

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 a copy of the official immunization record which includes the month, day, and year of each immunization.  If the student’s immunizations are not complete or up to date, the student may be excluded from attendance until the needed immunization is received.