St. Theresa Catholic School

Health Office

Minor health issues are addressed in the school infirmary.  Parents are called for any illness or an injury inappropriate for the student to remain in school.  When a student has been ill, they should remain home until their temperature has been 98.6 without medication for 24 hours.  If a student cannot participate in PE, a written note to the PE coach MUST be sent to class with the student.



Dispensing medication during school hours is permissible only after a consent for Permission to Give Prescription Medication at School or Permission to Give Over-The-Counter Medication at School has been signed by a parent.  All medications including over-the-counter and prescription should be sent to the School Office in a Ziploc bag identified with the students name.  Parents need to download the appropriate consent form to be signed and sent with the medication.  No medication should be in a student's possession on campus except an inhaler only after the prescription medication consent has been signed.



Report any absence by phone to 602-952-1208 or e-mail before 9:00 a.m. on each day of absence. 

State law requires a written excuse providing the reason for the absence prior to your student returning to class.  These excuses are kept on file for the school year.  Please understand that both the phone call and written excuse are for your students safety.

Doctor or Dentist appointments are an "excused absence".  If a child has an appointment please telephone or send an e-mail to the school prior to 8:30 a.m.



During the summer months, apply sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher to students face and all extremities to help protect their skin during PE and recess.


High Heat and Ozone Warming:

On days when heat and ozone advisory warnings are issued students will not go outside for PE and recess.



Arizona Law (Arizona Administrative Code, Title 9, Chapter 6, Article 7, and Vaccine Preventable Disease) requires that all students be immunized against certain diseases before entering school. Your child’s health care professional is aware of these requirements, or you may contact the school nurse for further information. Students who cannot produce immunization records, except those who cannot be immunized for health or religious reasons, will not be allowed to remain in school. If your child is to be exempt from the immunization requirements, a form must be signed and returned to the school. A doctor’s signature is required if the exemption is for medical reasons.

In the event of an outbreak of a vaccine preventable disease for which you cannot provide proof of immunity for your child, your child will not be allowed to attend school until the risk period ends. Parents will be responsible for any outside tutoring needed to ensure the student does not fall behind academically during this period.  See Pre-School Handbook for state regulations.

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