Health Office

  • Immunizations

    Arizona Revised Statute 15-803 requires the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of a child to provide the school with an immunization history at the time of enrollment.  This history includes the month, day, and year for each vaccination.  Parents must show proof of immunizations.  Children will not be permitted to attend classes until the immunization history has been provided.


    All prescription medication must be authorized by a physician.  Medication must be in the original container.  The container must be clearly labeled.  Medication must be brought to the school by the parent or the parent-designated adult.  Along with a physician’s written order, there must be parental written permission for each prescription medication.  Students are not allowed to carry medication to administer to themselves. Except for an asthma inhaler or an Epi-Pen directed to do so by a physician.  Teachers are not permitted to hold or administer medication to students at school.

    Emergency Information

    It is important to keep the student’s emergency card current.  The following information is provided on the emergency cards:

    1. Current home address and telephone number, or the telephone number of the closest neighbor who will contact the parent.
    2. Place of employment and phone number of both parents/guardians.
    3. Name of a person who is responsible for child in the event of an emergency when parents cannot be located immediately.

    Ailments such as diabetes, epilepsy, cardiac diseases, asthma, and allergies are some of the conditions, which should be noted on health records and discussed with the health assistant at your school.

    Lost and Found

    Lost and found is located in the Health Office.

    Head Lice

    The Alhambra District has a "no nit" policy. As per that policy, children diagnosed with head lice or nits (eggs) may not attend school or ride the school bus until they have been cleared through the Health Services Office. Pamphlets, brochures, and video tapes regarding this topic are available through our Health Services office 602-336-2621.

    The best strategy for controlling lice is to use shampoos designed for the treatment of lice combined with diligent nit removal. Shampoo is available from the Health Assistant. Be sure to follow the directions on the label. Nit removal is important as some of the eggs will survive the shampoo treatments. It is also important to shampoo all affected family members at the same time. Be sure to shampoo everyone once again 7-10 days after the first treatment. Generally, if the proper treatment is followed, students should miss no more than 3-5 days of school due to lice.