Health Office

Welcome to Happy Valley East!

I am Jennifer Campbell, your child’s school nurse. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns as I am here to support your family. You can e-mail me at jcampbell@hveast.com or call me at 480-888-1342.

 When to keep your child home

We stress good attendance, however in order to promote the health and safety of all of our children at Happy Valley East and assure your child’s comfort, students with the following conditions should remain at home:  temperature of 100 degrees or higher with other symptoms; strep throat until 24 hours after the start of antibiotics; vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours and until your child is eating and drinking fluids again.

Due to our limited space, we especially appreciate that you pick up your child as soon as possible if he or she becomes sick at school.  If you are unable to pick up your child within 45 minutes please arrange for the emergency contact on file to pick up your student.

Medication Policy

All medications (including over the counter) that your child must take during the school day must be brought to the nurse’s office by an adult and will need to have a completed authorization form on file. All prescription medication must be in original bottle with students name and all over the counter medication must be in original unopened bottle/box with student’s name printed on the outside.  If your child has asthma, allergies or diabetes, please see me for a care plan form that must be completed by your child’s physician. At the end of the school year, all medications not picked up by a parent will be disposed of per AZ state guidelines.

 Contacting You

Please make sure you contact the front office with any new phone numbers, so we can contact you if your child is ill or injured. If we are unable to contact you, we will call the emergency contacts on file. In a major emergency, the paramedics will also be called.  The school is not responsible for any costs incurred for medical care or emergency transportation.

 Special Health Concerns

Each year we have over multiple students with life threatening food allergies, including peanuts, tree nuts, and fish/shellfish.  We would appreciate your assistance in reminding students not to share food at school.  We also need your support in not providing class snacks or party treats that contain these items.

 Health Screening at School

All students will receive screenings for vision, color vision and eye muscle balance. Students in grades K, 1st, 2nd, 6th, and all new students will receive a hearing screen.  You will be notified when a further evaluation by a specialist is recommended.  Upon request, a student may also be checked anytime a concern arises from parent or teacher.

Vaccinations

If you receive a notice that your child needs another vaccination, please have it completed and send in the documentation. We do not want to have any of our students excluded due to lack of immunizations.

 Clothing

We recommend that all kindergarten students have an extra change of clothes in their backpack. If your student has frequent accidents please put clothes in a bag with students name on it to keep in the nurses office. We are always thankful for donations of new socks/underwear and/or bottoms that your kids have outgrown.  If your child borrows clothes from school, please return them to us after they are washed.

Regular hand washing and teaching your child to cough or sneeze into the crook of his or her arm will help to minimize the spread of illness.