Absence due to Illness: The State Department of Education tracks many health problems therefore, it is important to call the attendance line and state why your child is absent. This includes but is not limited to:
- Head Lice
- Pink Eye
- Chicken Pox
- Gastro-Intestinal (Stomach upset, flu, diarrhea)
- Upper Respiratory (Cold, sore throat, bronchitis, congestion, strep throat, etc.)
- Excused Absence (Symptoms that are not contagious: headache, vacation, personal)
Please advise the health office if your child has strep throat, pink eye, or any other communicable situation. The health office will then alert the classroom so the rest of the parents can monitor their children and keep them HOME before coming to school to avoid infecting other students.
Students who are not feeling well must come to the health office to be assessed by the Nurse. Do not have them text or call you first. By following this procedure, the nurse can monitor any illnesses that are prevalent in the school community. There are many ways to help your child feel better without having them go home. If they need to go home the Nurse will call you. We appreciate your help in this matter.
When can my child return to school? 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.
Medication reminder: The health office needs your permission to dispense 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.
- All over-the-counter medication must be dispensed through the health office (this does include cough drops). To ensure that medication has not expired and the dosage is correct, all medication needs to be in the original container.
- Doctor-prescribed medication must be in original container with the prescription label that includes the patient's name intact.
Emergency Cards: Please ensure your child's Emergency Card is always up to date with your most current contact information. If you do have any updates/changes to the Emergency Card, please come into the school office to make the updates. Thank you!
Immunization reminder for 6th graders: Parents of 11-year old students please remember that the State of Arizona requires immunizations at age 11. These must be administered before the student enters 6th grade. Once these immunizations have been received, please bring proof of administration to the Health Office.
Physical Education Excuses: A written parental excuse is required if your child cannot participate in P.E. class for three classes or fewer. If your child is unable to participate in P.E. for more than three classes a doctor’s excuse is required. A doctor’s release is required for a child to participate in P.E. following surgery or serious injury.