Health Office

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Arlene Mancuso, RN 
Phone: 480-641-6413, ext. 410
Fax:  854-8871
Email:  Arlene Mancuso


Health Office Hours:  7:43 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

 “You can catch a disease but you have to purposely work for good health”


HEALTH OFFICE GUIDELINES:

MEDICATIONS:

Please notify the school nurse if your child requires any medication for a medical condition, such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, allergies, or for any other physical/emotional/mental condition. Per district policy, 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. Gilbert Public Schools has a zero tolerance when it comes to students in possession of drugs, including over-the-counter and prescription medications. This means students are NOT allowed to transport /bring medication to school.

It is okay to supply cough drops for your student at school.  They do not need to be checked into the health office.

Please click here for detailed information regarding district medication policy and forms.

 

STAY AT HOME OR SEND TO SCHOOL:

Children should remain at home when:

*Feverish. Student should remain home until fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours.

*Vomiting, until feeling better for 24 hours. 

*Diarrhea (loose, watery stool two or more times a day) until diarrhea-free without medicine for 24 hours.

*Conjunctivitis (pink eye)- should remain home until given antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours and no drainage in eye.

It is also a good idea to keep them home if there is a persistent wet cough, even without the presence of fever. 

SENDING CHILDREN HOME:

You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be sent home from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or has an emergency. It is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements to pick up an ill or injured child as promptly as possible. We suggest that you have someone listed on your emergency card in case you are not available or cannot leave work. Be sure to keep all contact phone numbers up-to-dated. A student having any of the following will need to be sent home: vomiting, having two bouts of diarrhea, evidence of possible pink eye, a rash or with an elevated temperature. Children are not permitted to walk home when ill or injured per district policy

IMMUNIZATIONS:

Arizona State Law states that all children must have up to date immunization records on file prior to the start of the school year.

Tdap (Tetanus booster) and Meningococcal vaccinations are due for all students 11 years old and entering the 6th grade.

Please visit the following website for a list of all the immunizations that are required by law in the State of AZ to attend school:  

http://azdhs.gov/phs/immunization/documents/school-childcare/2014-2015-school-year-immunization-requirements.pdf

Crutches, Wheelchairs, and Assistive Walking Devices

Short-term use of crutches, wheelchairs, or other assistive devices requires 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.  

Feel free to contact me by phone or email for any concerns or questions.

 

 

 

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