Chris Northfelt, RN, BA (Thurs/Fri)
Kathleen Andersen BSN, RN (Mon/Tues/Wed)
Copper Ridge K-8
Phone: 480-484-1411 | FAX: 480-484-1590
- Influenza: People with Influenza may be able to infect others from 1 day prior to onset of illness to five to seven days afterward. No student with an Influenza diagnosis should return to school with symptoms: headache, chills, excessive coughing, body aches, etc.
- Fever: Please keep your child home from school with a fever 100 degrees or greater. Students may return to school with a temperature less than 100 degrees (without the use of ibuprofen or Tylenol)--only if the child is fever-free for 24 hours.
- Vomiting: Students should not return to school for 24 hours after last episode of vomiting. Episodes of vomiting without fever can be due to virus and may still be contagious to classmates.
*Teach your child to cover their cough with the inside of their elbow, wash hands frequently and not come to school sick.
- If your child needs to take any medication during the school day, parents/guardians must complete and sign a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). All medication must be in the original pharmacy bottle with the dosage and instructions clearly written on the prescription label.
- The Scottsdale Unified School District has guidelines regarding over-the-counter medication that is given out in the nurse's office. Please keep this in mind if you would like your child to have over-the counter medications (like Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, Tums, antibacterial ointment, Calydryl etc.) available during the school day. You will need to complete a Medication Administration Record permission form (Medication Permission Form). Also, you must provide age-appropriate medication (as listed on the medication label) and it must be in an original, sealed container. Please call or stop by the nurse's office with any questions.
- Current Immunization Information for school year can be found at the Arizona Department of Health Services website. Click on the immunization link below to find many free and for-a-fee options for you to keep your child current on these State of Arizona guidelines. Please fax immunization records along with any updates to the Health Office at 480-484-1590.