If your student will need daily medications and/or prescriptions, you may NOT send this medication with your child. This includes inhalers, epi-pens, ADHD medications, antibiotics, and/or reflux/GERD medications.
You MUST make an appointment (between 8:00 am and 2:30 pm) with me and come in person to deliver. The medications MUST be in their original container/box with the student’s name on them. At that time we will complete a form together identifying when. NOTE: Any medications not brought by the parent/guardian will not be administered to the child.
If you would like to leave back-up medications on campus for your student (e.g. Your student takes AM medications and you want to leave 1-5 doses on campus “just in case” you have a busy morning and forget), the same process must transpire. I must have the original bottle (you can ask your pharmacy for a spare bottle with all patient information & dosage information on it) and must have forms completed by parent/guardian.
The health office needs your permission to dispense medication to your child. Medication forms are available in the health office or at the front desk and must be completed when dropping off any medication for your child. In accordance with district policy, hand-written notes are not acceptable.
All over-the-counter medication must be dispensed through the health office (this does include cough drops). To ensure that medication has not expired and the dosage is correct, all medication needs to be in the original container.
Doctor-prescribed medication must be in the original container with the prescription label that includes the patient's name intact.
Please remember it is district policy that your child be fever-free (no fever without the aid of Tylenol or Ibuprofen) and vomit-free for 24 hours to returning to school. This district policy protects all students from illness. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information, call the health office at (602) 449-5103.
Please let the nurse know if your child has strep throat, pink eye, or any other communicable situation. The nurse will then alert the classroom so the rest of the parents can monitor their children and keep them HOME before coming to school and possibly infecting the entire class.
Requirement of Immunizations for 11-year-old Students
Students that are 11 years old are required by Arizona state law to receive a Tdap and Meningitis immunization. Any questions, please call the health office at (602) 449-5103.
Sunset Canyon Elementary supports fostering nutritious eating habits so our district's children will be prepared for a healthier lifestyle.
Our district participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
Please visit our Nutrition webpage for additional information, breakfast and lunch menus, and online meal payments.