Health Office

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Suzette Hathcock, RN, BSN 
Email:  suzette.hathcock@gilbertschools.net
480-984-3216


Welcome to Canyon Rim! Working together we can make this a happy, healthy school year.  Listed here are some important things you need to know about school medication administration, illness, immunizations, and the school dress code. 

                                                   Medication Administration

All medications that need to be administered at school need to be brought in by a parent.  The School Administration of Medication forms must be completed and signed by both parent and physician.  Medications must be carried to and from school by an ADULT only.  Antibiotics are not given at school unless prescribed for 4 times daily. Please see Parent Guidelines for Medication Administration, located in the health office, for specific guidelines.
 
IT IS OKAY to supply cough drops for your student at school.  They do not need to be checked into the health office.

Illness

Students should remain at home when:

*Fever- Student should remain home until fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours.

*Vomiting- until feeling better for 24 hours. 

*Diarrhea (loose, watery stool two or more times a day)- until diarrhea-free without medicine for 24 hours.

*Conjunctivitis (pink eye)- should remain home until given antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours and no drainage in eye.

It is also a good idea to keep students home if there is a persistent wet cough, even without the presence of fever.

Immunizations

To comply with Arizona State Law, students must have proof of all required immunizations, or a valid exemption, in order to attend school. Lack of proper documentation may result in your child being excluded from school until such documentation is provided to the health office.
There are two immunizations required for those students in 6th grade and 11 years of age. If student turns 11 after the September 1st deadline, they will have 10 days to provide proof of immunizations. Exemption forms and a list of immunization clinics are available in the health office.

                                                         The Dress Code

What to wear or what not to wear to school

That is the question!

 

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Before school, do the “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” test!

  •  Head

    •      No hats, unless it’s part of a school-wide spirit day.
    •      Raise your hands above your head. No tummy skin should be showing.

     Shoulders

    •      If your shirt is a tank top, the straps should be 3-fingers wide with no bra straps showing (save the spaghetti for the lunchroom).
    •      No shirts with inappropriate markings, images or advertising.

     

     Knees

    •      You’ll never go wrong if your shorts go to your knees! Put your arms at your sides with your fingers straight down. Your shorts should be longer than you fingertips.
    •      Please no “shredded” shorts, and no skin should be visible above the knee if wearing shredded pants.

      

    Toes

    •      Bend over and touch your toes. No back skin should be showing and no underwear should be visible.
    •      Tennis shoes are the safest, smartest choice to help prevent injuries, but no shoes with wheels.

 

We look forward to a great school year! If you have any questions, please contact the health office. 


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