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Health Services

The school nurse checking on a sick student.

Tohono O'odham High School provides routine school health services to students.

If a student requires medications, it must be checked into the office after a parent or guardian signs a consent form that is part of the student’s record. Then, a designated staff member assigned to dispense daily medication will hand out the provided medication. Medications should be sent in their original prescription container that outlines proper dosages and instructions.

Rescue in halers, EPI pens and diabetic medication may be self-administered with signed parental consent and administrative approval. TOHS must also have signed parental consent to administer Tylenol, cough drops, antacids, Benadryl, ibuprofen, anti-itch cream, etc.

If a student becomes sick at school, their teacher will refer them to a designated safety area. The front office will contact the parent or guardian and provide care until arrangements are made to go home.

Students who are sick should not be sent to school. This includes students experiencing:

  • Diarrhea (loose or bloody stools)
  • Vomiting
  • Body rash and fever
  • Sore throat, fever and swollen glands
  • Severe coughing
  • Yellowish, pink, or red eyes
  • Continuous scratching of the body, especially the head
  • Head lice

Bus drivers are trained and authorized not to let students with the previously mentioned symptoms ride the bus.

Students in turmoil or in danger of harming themselves in any way should contact a teacher, school principal, or school counselor for assistance. Staff may also refer students in consultation with the parent/guardian.

No pets are allowed on campus except for service animals (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) approved by the office. 

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