*** Important immunization update for students that will be turning 11 years old- The Arizona Department of Health/Immunization Program has changed the school immunization rules as of August 31, 2018. Students that turn 11 (regardless of grade) will be required to have a Tdap and Quadrivalent Meningococcal before they turn 11 years old or within 14 days after turning 11 years old. Students that are not in compliance will be excluded from school. The Tdap can be given before age 11, but check with your healthcare provider to see if they can administer the Quadrivalent Meningococcal before age 11. Click here for the 2018 immunization requirements8/21/2018- Hearing and/or vision for K-2 will take place on October 18, 2018. If you would like your child "opted" out of this please complete the opt-out form and return it to the health office asap. Click here for the hearing/vision screen opt out formPlease visit the hearing and vision website for more information Click here for more information on hearing/vision screeningDonations needed for the health office- The health office is in desperate need of donations for the following items:
- Underwear (Boys)- Must be new. Sizes x-small, medium and large.
- Underwear (Girls)- Must be new. Size large.
- Socks (Boys)- Must be new. Size medium and large.
- Socks (Girls)- Must be new. Size small.
- Shorts with elastic (dark blue or tan/khaki) - boys size 10-12
Thank you for your generosity.
Other important notes:
A reminder to kindergarten parents to please keep a complete change of uniform clothes (including underwear and socks) in your child’s backpack. Periodically assess the clothes to make sure they will still fit your growing child or are appropriate for the season. The health office has received very few donations of underwear and socks so parents will be called to the school, if needed, to supply a change of clothes for their child. Thank you for your cooperation.
Many parent/guardian phone numbers in Infinite Campus are no longer valid, voicemails are not set up or phone calls are not being returned in a timely manner. This can be frustrating especially in an urgent situation. Please update any new phone numbers with the front office. Your cooperation is appreciated. If you have any questions, please call the front office at (480)224-2700 for information.Head lice in school-aged children is a continuous concern. One must assume that lice are always present in the community and school. It is recommended that parents screen their child for head lice on a weekly basis in a well-lit room. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a great website with illustrations and information to help assist in identifying lice. Click here for the CDC link for head lice Also visit the health office link for head lice information-Click here for the CTA Independence Pediculosis web sitePlease call the health office for any questions or concerns.Maureen Briggs, HA(480)224-2702Fax (480)224-9646