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2238 E. Ginter RoadTucson, AZ 85706
United States32° 8' 12.5304" N, 110° 56' 16.1736" W
SUNNYSIDE HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM
The mission of the Sunnyside health services program is to support the health and well-being of students and staff in the district. Our goal is a registered nurse in every school. School nurses are part of the education team and support student academic achievement.
Under the guidance of the school nurse, health clerks support the health services programs throughout the District. Both High Schools have health clerks on staff and one health clerk rotates to different schools district-wide.
School Nurse Directory (PDF)
HEALTH SERVICES GUIDELINES
Illness or Injury
A student who appears ill or has a temperature of 100 degrees or more, should remain at home or will be sent home when becoming ill at school. Before students are excused from school for illness, injury or for any other reasons, parents/guardians or authorized emergency contact persons are notified. Accidental injuries at school are treated with first aid by the school nurse, or in his/her absence, by a trained staff member. Parents will be informed and advised if further medical care is needed.
Arizona State Law Immunization Requirements (PDF) states that all school children must be immunized in order to enroll in school. SUSD follows the state’s strict requirement of “No Shots, No School” and requires proof of immunization at enrollment. By law, a student is not allowed to attend classes unless they are compliant with immunizations. The exceptions to this are a medical, personal, or religious exemption.
If there are medical or religious reasons a child cannot be vaccinated, call the school nurse for further information.
We in the school district, as well as other medical experts, believe every child should have a medical home. The physician's office is the best place for all of your child's care including these and all other immunizations. If all health care is done in one place, the child's records will be complete and in one location. For alternative locations see our Referral form.
MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION DURING SCHOOL HOURS
Prescription medicine may be administered at school when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider with prescriptive authority in the State of Arizona, and provided in a container labeled by the pharmacy or the legal prescriber. The State of Arizona grants prescriptive authority to physicians (MD and DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced nurse practitioners (ANP, FNP, PNP) and dentists. The proper Request for Giving Medicine at School form (PDF) must be completed for administering all medications at school. Permission Forms are only applicable for the current school year in most circumstances.
Parents are responsible for providing all medications to the school nurse in original containers accompanied by the appropriate Request for Giving Medicine at School form . The school nurse is responsible for reviewing all medication requests including those for a field trip or overnight student school travel.
Students who are well enough to attend school are well enough to play outside unless the school receives a note from their medical provider. Sunnyside students play outside until temperatures reach 105 degrees.
During the course of the school year, the school nurse will be checking height, weight, vision, hearing, and color vision. The extent of the routine screening depends on the grade. However, any time a teacher or parent has a concern; the school nurse will follow up with the appropriate test and notify the parents if further evaluation is warranted.
SPECIAL NEEDS OR TREATMENTS
If your child requires special nursing care during the school day, please contact your school nurse. Schools nurse are trained to manage most medical situations. Depending on the circumstances, physician orders and special equipment may be required.
Phone Numbers and Updates on Medical Status
It is important that the school has current home, work, and emergency phone numbers and is current regarding changes in health status. This is especially critical during an emergency situation.
For more information regarding health services, please contact: Jody Disney Director of Health and Wellness 545-2014 firstname.lastname@example.org