Welcome to Happy Valley East!
I am Kayla Hansen, 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 email@example.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 our children at Happy Valley East and assure your child’s comfort, students with the following conditions should remain at home:
- Active vomiting or diarrhea (24 hours after last episode)
- Fever 100.0+/Chills/Body Aches (24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing mediation)
- Cough accompanied with shortness of breath (Health Office Determination)
- 24 hours after initial dose of antibiotic (i.e…. strep throat, pink eye, etc.)
- Undiagnosed, new, and/ or untreated rash or skin condition
- Head Lice- Nit and Lice free (must be screened by Nurse prior to returning to class)
- Doctors note requiring individualized plan of care to stay home
We will require that you pick up your student immediately if he/she exhibits two or more of the following symptoms:
- Fever 100.0 or higher
- Excessive fatigue
- Dry cough
- Muscle aches or weakness
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore Throat
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea
Parents must pick up their students within 30 minutes once contacted by the health office. Notify school nurse if student has a positive test for COVID-19 or other communicable illness. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you gave your student any medication before school that is not a maintenance medication.
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 student’s 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.
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 case of 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, and hearing. Students in grades K, 2nd,4th, 6th, and all new students will receive a hearing and vision screening. You will be notified when a further evaluation by a specialist if recommended. Upon request, a student may also be checked anytime a concern arises from parent or teacher.
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.
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 student’s name on it to keep in the nurse’s 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.