Health & Wellness

  • Nurse applying band aid to finger of child

  • Health Services strives to keep all students in school by removing health barriers, freeing the path to academic and personal excellence.


  • When to Keep Your Student Home from School  

      
     Please read the District's Guidelines for Student Illness
                  

    Health Services for all Students

    Health Services recognizes the care and love that parents give to their children.  We appreciate all that you do as parents and thank you for allowing us to care for your child while in school.

     

    Marana Unified School District offers additional support services to promote a safe and accessible learning environment for all students.

     

    Many children have medical or chronic health conditions. Total enrollment in MUSD is approximately 13,000 students.  Fifty three percent of enrolled students have a medical or chronic health condition. Health Services provide daily medical care and/or monitoring for students with health conditions.  Medical and health conditions may include:

    • Asthma                                          
    • Cardiac
    • Diabetes                                                   
    • Allergies with anaphylaxis
    • Seizures
    • Fractures
    • Many additional conditions may need medical care
             

    Health Assistants provide 

    • Emergency care for students who become sick or injured while attending school

     

    Nurses and Facilitators are available for        

    • Consultation
    • Medical guidance

     

    Nurses, Facilitators, and Health Assistants work together to         

    • Provide Individual Health Plans and staff training for specific health conditions
    • Request medical providers and parents to complete emergency plans and to provide additional information if needed Medical plans are kept in teacher sub books, health office, and transportation, allowing persons who need to know what to do for the student’s safety. 

    Provided Services

    • Vision and hearing screenings are performed for
      • Specified grades
      • Students new to the district
      • Special education students
      • Per parents or staff member concerns
      • Assistance for vision exams and glasses is offered to uninsured students with vision referrals. 
    • Students returning to school after treatment of an injury or hospitalization
      • R.N. will assess the student’s safety with crutches, wheelchair, cast, braces, or other medical equipment. 
      • Students may be sent home if they return to school without a doctor’s release or are found to be unsafe while at school. 
      • Assistance may be provided for parents having difficulty getting a doctor release
    • Medications are administrated to students at school if parents bring the medication in the labeled original container and complete a permission form.    
    • Health Services reviews and documents student immunization records
      • Resources for immunization clinics are provided to parents
         

    Health Services continues to provide a safe and healthy environment for children while offering assistance, resources, and options for parents.