School Nurse: Ms. Martinez
Nurse Assistant Ms. Santos
Health Office Hours- 8:00am-3:45pm everyday.
602-841-0704 ext 4010
Cordova Middle School we do a vision screening on all new students and
annually follow-up with any students who have not passed prior vision
screenings. Through our partnerships with Costco and Site for Students,
if a child does not pass their vision screening he or she may qualify
for one of these programs to assist with prescription glasses.
A Plus Dental Program:
Cordova Middle School students who qualify for AHCCCS or Kids Care may also be eligible to receive free dental care through the A Plus Dental Program
. The program includes dental exams, teeth cleaning, x-rays, and
sealants (protective coating) along with round-trip transportation from
the school to the dental clinic. This dental program helps our students
maintain healthy teeth for good learning.
It is of vital importance to keep the student's emergency card current.
In order to meet your child's needs in the event of a medical
emergency, please contact the school office to update any emergency contact information that changes over the course of the school year .
Please help us keep emergency cards current by providing the following information:
- Current home address and telephone number, or the number of the closest neighbor who will contact the parent.
- Place of employment and phone number of both parent/guardians.
of a person who is responsible for the child in the event parents
cannot be located immediately in the event of an emergency.
problems such as diabetes, epilepsy, cardiac diseases, allergies, and
asthma should be noted on health records and discussed with the school
- An updated, signed medical card granting permission to give medication (including aspirin) must be on file for any medication to be dispensed.
- All medications are kept in the Health Services Office and are dispensed only by appropriate staff. Students are not allowed to carry medication to administer to themselves, except for an a sthma inhaler or an Epi-pen as directed by a physician.
medication that needs to be taken during school hours must be brought
to the Health Services Office by the parent or a parent-designated
- A physician must authorize all prescription medication.
- Along with a physician's written order, there must be parental written permission for each prescription medication.
- Medications must be in the original container. The container must be clearly labeled.
- Teachers are not permitted to hold or administer medication to students at school.
- According to district policies, all medications will be destroyed after school on the last day of school.
15-803 requires the parent, guardian, or person in loco parentis of a
child to provide the school with an immunization history at the time of
enrollment. This history is to include the month, day, and year for
each vaccination. Parents must show proof of immunization, and children
will not be permitted to attend classes until the immunization history
has been provided.
Alhambra District has a "no nit" policy. As per that policy, children
diagnosed with head lice or nits (eggs) may not attend school or ride
the school bus until they have been cleared through the Health Services
Office. Pamphlets, brochures, and videotapes regarding this topic are
available through our Health Services office (623-848-8646 ext. 6410).
best strategy for controlling lice is to use shampoos designed for the
treatment of lice combined with diligent nit removal. Shampoo is
available from the Health Assistant. Be sure to follow the directions
on the label. Nit removal is important as some of the eggs will survive
the shampoo treatments. It is also important to shampoo all affected
family members at the same time. Be sure to shampoo everyone once again
7-10 days after the first treatment. Generally, if the proper treatment is followed, students should miss no more than 3-5 days of school due to lice.