Important information from the Student Health Office
Arizona state law mandates that all students enrolled in any school must provide documentation of all required immunizations before the student is allowed on campus. See the Guide to Arizona Immunizations Required for School Entry.
Students who cannot provide this information are required to have a signed Exemption Form on file.
A physical exam performed and signed by a licensed health care provider is mandatory for ALL students new to NDP.
The nurse is not permitted to administer any medication to students without written authorization from the parent/guardian. This includes acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacids, cough drops and antibiotic creams. Diocese policy prohibits the nurse from providing or dispensing any medications without written permission from the student's parent or guardian. Medications must be brought to the Health Office in the original sealed and labeled container, travel size preferred. All medication must be accompanied by a signed Medication Form in order for medication of any kind to be administered by Health Office personnel. A new form must be completed and signed each school year.
Any student who feels the need to visit the Health Office for any reason, must obtain a written pass from their teacher. If it is deemed necessary for the student to be dismissed from school for health reasons, arrangements must be made through the Health Office. NO student will be released without parent/guardian permission. The following conditions warrant a student being dismissed: vomiting, fever over 100-degrees, rash of unknown origin, undiagnosed pink eye, or injuries requiring more extensive evaluation. Please do not come to school ill.
Parents of students with pre-existing health conditions must contact the Health Office to inform the staff of specific action plans. An Inhaler Self-Carry Release or Epipen Self-Carry Release form must be on file before the start of school. Any other conditions such as diabetes, asthma (requiring a nebulizer treatment), or any other special health needs must be discussed with the nurse in the Health Office before the start of school or when the condition is diagnosed.
24 HOURS RULE
When a student is sent home ill, or stays home because they are ill, please follow the 24-hours symptom free rule. We ask that the student remain free of symptoms without the use of medications for 24 hours to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever, vomiting and diarrhea. Illnesses can wax and wane, so a full 24 hours without symptoms ensures recovery.
NURSE OFFICE HOURS
School Year: School Days 9am-2pm.
- Hand hygiene is the single most important thing you can do to combat germs and illnesses.
- Take care of your body by getting adequate sleep, providing it with well-balanced nutrition and getting some exercise 4 to 6 days of the week.
- Do not put foreign substances in your body, long term risks are involved.
- Please reach out for education on the dangers of vaping.
For questions about health concerns and action plans, please call (480) 634-8255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.