Student Wellness

STUDENT WELLNESS

Our school is staffed with a nurse. We periodically conduct vision, hearing, dental, and growth screening as well as immunization updates. Our nurse serves as a resource person for the classroom teacher on a variety of health topics and provides first aid as needed.

In the event your child becomes seriously ill at school, runs a high fever, has diarrhea, or is vomiting, you will receive a phone call instructing you to pick up your child. A child with these symptoms will need to stay out of school for 24 hours from the last incident. If you are unable to pick your child, you will need to designate a person who can. Please provide the nurse, teacher, or school office with the name of the individual(s) who will be responsible for picking up your child in the event that you are unable to do so in an emergency situation.

MEDICATION

Prescription Medicine must be in the original container with the dispensing pharmacy label and must be brought to the nurse by the parent or guardian. The time of the day the medication is to be given should be indicated on the prescription label. Only a 30-day supply can be kept at school. A District form, which is available in the nurse’s office, must be completed and signed by the parent before the school staff can dispense medication. Under no circumstance is a student to keep prescription medications on his/her person.

Non-Prescription Medication (over the counter): Medications that have been recommended by a physician, but not prescribed, can only be given to the child if it is brought to the nurse in its original container by an adult. Written permission from parent or guardian for the administration of specific non-prescription medications shall be on file in the student’s health record. All medications must be kept in the nurse or school office.

IMMUNIZATIONS

To help protect each child, the state requires immunizations against the following:

MMR = Mumps, Measles, Rubella

IVP = Polio Vaccine

DTaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

HEP A = Hepatitis A

HEP B = Hepatitis B

VARICELLA = Varicella

IMMUNIZATIONS

Proof of immunization must be shown at the time of enrollment. If immunizations are not up-to-date or are missing, the child will not be allowed to enroll. When additional doses are required during the school year, parents/guardians will be notified by the school nurse. If the required immunization is not received within the specified time, the child will be suspended from the school. Compliance ensures a safe and healthy environment for each child. Thank you for your support of this important policy.

Immunizations are free to all school-aged children at the office of their AHCCCS provider, in the County Clinics or at the office of the school nurse. The clinics are generally open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., except on Wednesdays and holidays. Location of the County Clinic is listed below:

Roosevelt Clinic

1645 E. Roosevelt St.

Phoenix, AZ 85006

602.506.6909