Health Office
Christine Chanley, RN
   Christine Chanley, RN, BSN
   Phone:  480-892-2022, ext. 307
   Fax:      480-813-9010

Can you believe that we are over half way thru the year already?? But BEWARE!!! It's cold and flu season out there!! 

We've had several students in the last week diagnosed positive with the flu and several others sent home or kept home with symptoms most likely to be the flu. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, keep your child home from school if they are sick and do not return to school until they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medications. This will help stop the spread!! 

Here is a chart from the CDC in order to help you decide if it's just a cold or the flu: 
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Just a few reminders on health office policies and guidelines:

Please keep your child home from school if he/she has any diarrhea, vomiting, rash, fever, severe cough, or a contagious illness. If your child develops any of the following symptoms, vomiting, 2 bouts of diarrhea, possible pink eye, rash, or fever of 101 degrees and higher, they will need to be picked up from school and are not permitted to return to school the following day as they need to be symptom free for 24 hours. This includes being fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours.



Please notify the school nurse if your child requires any medication at school.  All medication must be dropped off in the health office by a parent or another adult and appropriate paperwork completed by the parent, medical provider, or both. Medication MAY NOT be brought into school by the student.

Crutches, Wheelchairs, and Assistive Walking Devices

Short-term use of crutches, wheelchairs, or other assistive devices require the parent to notify the health office. A note from the parent can excuse a student from PE or other strenuous activities for up to 3 days.  If student needs to be excused from PE or other strenuous activities for longer than 3 days a doctor's note will need to be provided to the health office.  
Please note that this is a new policy effective last school year.

Vision and Hearing Screenings
State mandated, grade level vision and hearing screenings will be an ongoing process this first semester back to school by the school nurse. If your student fails their initial screening, a second screening will be conducted and if the student still does not pass, a referral form will be sent home for further medical evaluation. The Lion's Club will be on campus to conduct vision screenings on Wednesday, Sept 5th. If you chose to not have your student screened for either vision and hearing, please contact the school nurse to make your request. 

Donations are always welcomed and accepted! Things that are useful include, used clothing in all sizes, shoes that can be wiped and cleaned, belts, crackers, and travel sized deodorant. Thank you for your generosity!

Feel free to contact the health office for any concerns or questions. Your student’s health and safety is our top priority!

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