• Rio Vista Health Office

    The school Health Office is available to students who become ill or injured during school hours. The office is staffed by a Health Aide who has First Aid and CPR training, however, she is not able to diagnose or offer medical advice. Medications, such as Tylenol or aspirin are not kept in the health office. If you wish for your child to receive prescribed medications during school hours, a parent’s medication permit and pharmacy-labeled bottle are required. Only oral, topical or ophthalmic medications will be administered. Inhalers will be locked in the Health Office unless a physician writes permission for self-medication. During the school year, your child may have a routine vision or hearing screening performed. These are not diagnostic tests, they merely screen those students who may need further medical evaluation. You will be notified if an outside medical evaluation is recommended. School policy and Arizona law require that immunization records are on file for all children. The Health Aide will notify you when booster shots are needed. If your child becomes ill or injured during school hours, emergency First Aid will be provided.

    The Health Aide will telephone to notify and/or send children home with:

    • Temperature over 100 degrees
    • Pink eye
    • Head lice
    • Undiagnosed rash
    • Draining sores
    • Serious injury
    • Diarrhea/Vomiting

    Students must be temperature free for 24 hours before returning to school.