The school health program is designed to give first aid and limited medical care for injuries and illnesses that occur primarily during school hours. In addition to providing care, school nurses perform health screenings and provide support for students with special needs. Education and wellness promotion is a major focus of our program. Please remember that the Health Office is not a primary care facility. School nurses cannot diagnose, prescribe treatment, or give medications without a doctor's order.Students who become ill or injured in school should report to the Health Office with a pass from their teacher. Only students with emergencies will be admitted without a pass. Students are not to stay in the restroom, this is considered skipping a class.The school nurse or designated staff MUST contact a parent/guardian before an ill student is sent home. Your students should not be calling you for this reason. If a student calls you and states they are ill, please refer them to the Health Office.If your student is seen by a health care provider, please obtain a school excuse. A parental/guardian excuse may also be requested by the front office staff.
Contact our nurse
(480) 752-3560 x31153
Fax: (480) 285-3252
Compadre is a drug-free campus. For the safety and health of all our students, all medications (including Tylenol and Advil) must be kept in the school's Health Office. Students are NOT permitted to carry medications to and while on campus. Prescription medication that is required for the student to take while on campus is to be kept at a minimum. Students should arrange to take their medication at home, if possible.
Prescription Medication Information
When prescription medication has to be taken during school hours, a parent or guardian must bring the medication in a current and appropriately labeled container. The information on the container must contain the student's name, the type of medication it contains, and the correct dosage. Pharmacies can provide you with an additional container for the school to hold. There must be a written, detailed order from a physician and parent/guardian indicating the name of the drug, what it is for, the dosage, and the times the medication is to be taken.
Parents are encouraged to arrange a conference with the school Nurse to discuss the use of any and all medications while the student is on campus. All medication must be turned in by a parent/guardian to the school Nurse and will be stored in a locked area. Students are NOT to carry any medication with them during school hours.
Any prescription medication given to a student will be recorded in a health record containing all pertinent details. The Nurse and designated staff may dispense medication to the student.
Over-the-Counter Medication Information
Students requiring over-the-counter medication during school hours must have their parent/guardian deliver it to the Nurse in an original, sealed bottle. The bottle of medication must be accompanied by a signed medical consent form. The form can be acquired from the local Nurse during school hours, or by clicking the link below for download.
- Medication Permit (click here)
All medication will be disposed of if not picked up by the last day of school in May.