OLPH Health Office
Cooridinator: Mrs. Wong, B.S.N., R.N. email@example.com
Assistants: Mrs. Stutz
A nurse or aide is available daily during school hours. Parents are notified immediately if a child is seriously ill or injured and the parent’s directions are followed. In the interest of the sick child, parents are asked to respond as promptly as possible when a child must be sent home. In case of injuries, no emergency room can treat a child without the parent’s permission.
- If a child has any physical limitations due to chronic illness or other cause, parents are to inform the teacher and the school office.
- If a child shows signs of illness, parents should not send them to school. An ill child should remain home until the temperature has been normal (98.6) without medication for 24 hours.
- If a student cannot participate in PE due to medical reasons, a written note to the PE coach is necessary.
An emergency card for each student must be on file in the school office. It is imperative that these forms be returned immediately with the complete information. Notify the Health Office promptly if changes are made during the school year.
Vision and hearing screening is done early in the school year. The parent / guardian will be notified if child does not test within the normal range.
During PE, we strongly encourage students to wear light colored clothing and a hat (preferable wide brim), bring and use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher, stay in the shade as much as possible during peak sun intensity (10 am to 4 pm), and bring water bottles.
The link between nutrition and learning is well documented. Healthy eating patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical and mental growth and lifelong health and well-being. The Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Phoenix are committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity. Healthy eating is demonstrably linked to reduced risk for both mortality and development of many chronic diseases as adults. All schools throughout the Catholic Diocese of Phoenix have adopted a Student Wellness Policy. The purpose of this policy is to offer students the tools and knowledge necessary to make healthy choices for their body and soul.
In connection with our Wellness Policy, fast food is strongly discouraged for student lunches. In addition, do not bring sweets to school for Birthday treats.
The Health Office can always use donations of:
- Baby Wipes
- Crackers Sandwiches, e.g. Austin, Ritz
- Granola Bars
- Juice Boxes
- Socks, Underwear for K-2 Boys and Girls