Health Office

Health Services

A Health Office staff member is available daily during school hours. Parents are notified immediately if a child is seriously ill or injured and the parent’s directions are followed. In the interest of the sick child, parents are asked to respond as promptly as possible when a child must be sent home. In case of injuries, no emergency room can treat a child without the parent’s permission.

Emergency Information

Emergency information for each student must be on file in the school office. This information is provided by parents during the enrollment process.   Notify the Health Office promptly if changes are made during the school year.

Medication
For children to receive medication at school, the following requirements must be met:
All medications are to be kept in the health office. At no time is a child to have medication in the classroom or on his/her person. These requirements apply to over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including cough drops. (1977 ruling from Attorney General’s Office 15.334)

Parents must fill out this Consent for Medication Administration form and submit it with prescription or over the counter medication to the Health Office.  
 
All prescription and non-prescription medications must be in ORIGINAL containers (no plastic bags).
 

Health Screening

Vision and hearing screenings are done early in the school year. Parents will be notified if a child does not test within the normal range.

Sunscreen

During PE, we strongly encourage students to wear light colored clothing and a hat (preferable wide brim), bring and use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, stay in the shade as much as possible during peak sun intensity (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.), and bring water bottles.

Wellness Policy

The link between nutrition and learning is well documented. Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being. The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Phoenix are committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for both mortality and development of many chronic diseases as adults. All schools throughout the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix have adopted a Student Wellness Policy. The purpose of this policy is to offer students the tools and knowledge necessary to make healthy choices for their body and soul.

In connection with our Wellness Policy, fast food is strongly discouraged for student lunches. In addition, do not bring sweets to school for Birthday treats. 

 

 

 

Coordinator: Mrs. Annie Hoyle ahoyle@olphaz.org

Absent

If your child is absent from school:

Report the absence by phone to the school absentee line (480-874-3727) before 9:00 a.m. on each day of the child’s illness.

State law requires a WRITTEN excuse whenever a child is absent, giving the reason for absence. These excuses are kept on file for the year. Both the phone call and the excuse are necessary as a safety precaution for your child.

Excessive absence may endanger scholastic achievement and promotion.

A visit to a doctor or dentist constitutes an “excused absence”. If a child has an appointment, please notify the office the day before. Parents are encouraged to make doctor and dentist appointments outside school hours or on days when school is not in session.

Tardy

Students arriving after 8:00 a.m. must come to the school office for a tardy slip before reporting to the classroom

If a student will be reporting to school AFTER 9:00 a.m. parent must call the absentee line 480-874-3727, before 9:00 a.m.

Parents are to notify the office when tardiness is for a medical reason.

Excessive tardiness is disruptive to the learning environment and may endanger scholastic achievement and promotion.

Excessive tardiness will be brought to the attention of the parent/guardian and will be reviewed on an individual basis.