Medications, Inhalers, and Epi Pens
Students can visit the health office for generic medications such as Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, and cough drops. Any prescription medications must be brought in by a parent along with a completed Prescription Medication form.
**Students are not allowed to carry any type of medication with them while on campus.**
Inhalers and/or Epi Pens can be kept in the health office or students may carry them on their person during the school day as long as a completed Inhaler and/or Epi Pen Consent to Carry form has been turned in to the health office.
The health office does not carry any allergy medication. If you would like to provide allergy medication for your student to keep at school, please complete a Prescription Medication form and bring the medication in to the health office.
**The health office does carry Benadryl and Benadryl cream for allergic reactions. Parents are ALWAYS called before this medication is administered.**
My student is sick, when can they come back to school?
Per the PHHS student handbook, students can return to school if they are free of fever, vomiting, and diarrhea without the use of medication for 24 hours.
If you need to report your student's absence, please call 623-455-7465.
My student was sick or got hurt and can't participate in PE, what do I need to do so that they can sit out of PE class?
If your student was sick or injured and needs to sit out of PE, then the parent must turn in a doctor's note to the health office, attendance office, and PE teacher. Students will not be excused to sit out of class without a doctor's note. If your student needs accommodations for any other classes due to illness or injury, the same rules apply.
Hearing and Vision Screening
All new and special education students are required to have hearing and vision completed at PHHS during their first 45 days of school by the health aide. Parents of current students can request that their student be tested if they would like.