Canyon Ridge Clinic
Reminders and Requests
Medications may not be kept in the classroom, with the student, or administered by the teacher. Students cannot carry medication on their person, in their lunch box, or their backpack (including cough drops).
Medication must be brought to the clinic by an adult, in the original container, and may be given for 10 days or long term with the appropriate forms completed. These can be found on the parent portal information site, health services web page.
Children with fever cannot be in school. If your child develops of fever of 100.0 or higher, you will be contacted to pick your child up. We recommend that your child stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours, without Tylenol or Motrin/Ibuprofen. If your child reports they have had several cases of diarrhea during the day, you will be contacted to take them home. We will also call you if your child has vomited and looks like they do not feel well.
The School Nurse:
- serves as the child's advocate
- conducts health screenings
- provides specialized health care and services
- assesses and evaluates individual growth and development
- monitors student´s immunizations
- acts as a resource for faculty, parents and students
- provides individual health counseling to service emotional and physical health needs
- identifies and refers possible pediatric and adolescent health problems for early diagnosis and treatment
- evaluates and monitors communicable diseases and implements strategies to prevent the spread of disease in the school
- conducts health related classroom instruction such as the maturation program
- acts as special education team member for children with special needs
- serves as a liaison with parents, physicians, community agencies and support groups to provide medical care and assistance to families and students in need
- provides educational and promotional activities for the future healthy lifestyles of our students