The nurse's corner is where you can find up-to-date forms, policies and information regarding the health office.
- Per Arizona state law (A.R.S. 15-871 & 15-874), all students must be up to date with all immunizations before attending school.
- Students who have not been immunized can not enroll.
- Special exception forms are available in the health office.
- Immunizations can be completed with your family physician or at the Yuma County Health Department.
- Health Department Immunization information and hours: https://www.yumacountyaz.gov/government/health-district/flu-prevention-and-vaccination-information
- School-immunization-requirements pdf
- Chronic Health form is a certificate for a chronic health condition that is completed by a licensed medical doctors, osteopathic physician, podiatrist, naturopathic physician, chiropractor, physician’s assistant or registered nurse practitioner (A.R.S. 15-346).
- Certification is only appropriate if a student will be unable to attend school five or more days per semester for substantial periods due to illness, disease, injury, or pregnancy complications.
- Certification is not appropriate if the health condition is not sufficiently debilitating to prevent the student from attending school.
- A new form needed EACH school year.
- If a student’s absences amounts to three (3) school months, sixty (60) school days, another chronic health condition certification shall be obtained through a provider and reviewed be school staff and parent. A conference will be arranged to discuss the appropriate service delivery necessary for continued learning.
- It is the students responsibility to contact their teacher for school/homework.
- Parent/guardian is responsible to notify the health office of chronic illness absence on the day of the illness.
- Students CANNOT carry medication on campus, unless it is an inhaler or an injectable Epinephrine and have the proper documentation on file in the health office.
- All medications must be kept in the health office.
- A medication consent form must be completed each school year and for each medication.
- Prescription medication must be in the original container as prepared by the pharmacist and labeled, including the patient’s name, medication name, dosage and time to be given.
- Once a medication consent form is on file and a student carries an inhaler or injectable Epinephrine it must have the prescription label attached.
- Over the counter medications must be in the original packaging with all the directions, dosages, compound contents and proportions clearly marked.
- Medications from Mexico cannot be administered or stored at school. Parents must assume responsibility for this.
- All medication must be picked up by closing on the last day of school. Mediation will be appropriately discarded if not picked up.
Student Health History/Emergency Medical Information Form:
- A person’s health can change at any minute as well as contact information. In order for us to keep your children safe it is imperative for us to have the most up-to-date information.
- A new form is to be completed every school year.
- Tylenol/Ibuprofen will not be dispensed without it.
- A Diabetes medical management plan needs to be completed every school year by student’s primary care provider.
- There is an area in the health office where Diabetic students can store snacks, juice and diabetic supplies.
- Diabetic students are not required to check in with the health office daily. However, we do ask that each Diabetic student introduces themselves to the health office staff within the first week of school so that we can familiarize ourselves with one another in case a need were to arise or an emergency were to occur.
Students with Special Dietary Needs:
- One of our primary goals is to keep each and every student safe. We realize that many students have life threatening or mild to moderate food or environmental allergies.
- Along with completing the Student Health History/Emergency Medical Information Form, if your child has a food allergy or special dietary need please complete the Children with Special Dietary Needs Form above and turn it into the health office. This form is then turned into dietary so that they can try to meet the needs of your child.
- Please note that there are some circumstances where dietary needs are unable to be met by student nutrition and it is in the best interest of the student for them to bring their own lunch.
- We understand dietary restrictions are complicated and frustrations and we want students to eat. Please contact us with any concerns and we will provide assistance where possible.
School Excuse Notes from any Medical Appointment:
- When a student returns to school from a medical appointment they sign in from appointment in health office. In order for this to be excused a student must have a school excuse note, which must have the student’s name and date of appointment on it.
- Dates to be waived must clearly be marked on the medical excuse note.
- All notes are subject to be verified by the health office.
- Please refer to page four (4) of the handbook for more detailed information.
- Notes will be accepted by the health office before and after school and during their scheduled lunch. Notes will not be accepted during passing or class time.