Health History/Physical and Dental Exam

A health history is required on enrollment and periodically needs updating in order for the school nurses to be knowledgeable of chronic health conditions for evaluation of illness and appropriate interventions.  An annual physical exam and dental exam is recommended for preventative health and wellness.

Please keep your child at home…

  • If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or greater.
  • Until your child is fever free without fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
  • If you think your child has chicken pox or other communicable disease.  (See your doctor for diagnosis.)
  • If your child is experiencing diarrhea and/or vomiting (keep home for 24 hours).  If there is persistent stomach pain, consultation should be made with your physician.
  • If your child has a “heavy” nasal congestion or a deep hacking cough with or without a fever.
  • If any unexplained rash accompanied by a fever is present.  (Please contact your school nurse.)

Situations where a child may attend school include…

  • Rash — A rash is present but there is no fever.  Contact your school nurse.
  • Common Cold:  Your child has symptoms of a mild cold but otherwise feels well.
  • Twenty-Four (24) hours have passed after an antibiotic was ordered for a contagious disease such as strep or pink eye.

Medication at School

Prescription medication and over-the-counter (OTC) medication that needs to be taken during school hours is administered by the school nurse.  Exceptions to this may be emergency medications.  Consult with the school nurse on this.  Parent’s signed consent is required for prescriptions and OTC medications.  Both prescription and OTC medications are accepted only in the original container with proper pharmacy label.  For your convenience, download the permission form(s) below.

Legal References:  ARS §15-344; 32-1601; 32-1901