Information from the Health Office
Please read the Medication Guideline Policy here.
THE SCHOOL NURSE DOES NOT ADMINISTER TYLENOL TO STUDENTS
Parents may bring over-the-counter pain relievers to the nurse for administration to their students. Tempe High is a drug free campus and ALL medications, including over-the-counter pain relievers such as Motrin and Tylenol, MUST be stored in the Health Office. If your student may need a medication (prescription OR over-the-counter) during the school day, please bring it to the health office along with permission slip. Please see the School Nurse for more information.Over-the-counter medication should be in a small, sealed container and turned in to the school Nurse by the parent/guardian, not by the student.
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 dosage and frequency. Pharmacies can provide you with an additional container for the school health office. The permission form must be signed by the parent/guardian for all medication that is administered at school.All medications will be disposed of if not picked up by the last day of school by 1:00 pm in May. Medications cannot be sent home with the student (except those medications that are "self-carry"). Please see the school nurse for any questions.
HEARING SCREENINGSAll students in 9th and Special Education will have their hearing checked annually. Others will be checked as the need arises, and parents who have concerns about their child's hearing should contact the school nurse. A referral slip is sent home when a student does not pass screening. Please notify the school Nurse if a student requires a hearing aid or if you wish to opt out of the screening.
All students in Special Education have distance vision checked annually. A referral slip is sent home when a student does not pass screening. Others will be checked as the need arises, and parents who have concerns about their child's vision should contact the school nurse. If there are financial concerns, parents should contact their school nurse for possible assistance. Please notify the school Nurse if you wish to opt out of the screening.
If you receive a letter in the mail regarding immunizations, PLEASE take the time to read it and follow through with whatever is needed. State law mandates what immunizations are required for a student to attend school. Every student MUST be current!
STUDENT HEALTH CARE PLANS
Tempe Union High School District requires that all students who have a specific health condition must have an Action Health Care Plan on file in the Health Office. This Action Plan needs to be updated yearly. If you receive a request for an Action Health Care Plan, please have it completed and return it to the Health Office in a timely manner. Please contact your school nurse for more information or questions.
LA ENFERMERA DE LA ESCUELA YA NO ADMINISTRARA TYLENOL A LOS ESTUDIANTESLa escuela TEMPE HIGH es un campus libre de drogas. TODOS los medicamentos, incluyendo los analgésicos de venta libre, tales como Motrin y Tylenol, deben almacenarse en la Oficina de la Enfermera. Por favor, ayúdenos a mantener a nuestros estudiantes seguros y saludables, entregando todos los medicamentos con receta y sin receta, a la oficina de la Enfermera , junto con una hoja de permiso firmada. Por favor, consulte con la enfermera para más información. Gracias!