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Health Services

Boulder Creek Elementary School is dedicated to providing each student the opportunity to maximize their learning potential by supporting a safe and healthy school environment through our health and nutrition programs. test copy

Continued reinforcement of health and nutrition education provides the foundation for students to gain the critical skills needed to adopt, practice, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition

Boulder Creek Elementary School participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, which help to foster nutritious eating habits.

Menus are analyzed annually to ensure that nutrient standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture are met.  

The National School Lunch Program provides students who meet certain criteria free or reduced-price meals. Applications are available in our school cafeteria.

Please visit the Lunch Menus webpage for additional information, breakfast menus, and online meal payments.

Classroom Snacks and Birthday Celebration Guidelines

We recognize the importance of healthy snacks along with celebrating student birthdays. To serve as role models for our students when making nutritional decisions and to be responsive to those children who have food allergies or other dietary restrictions, we suggest the following guidelines with regards to snacks and birthday treats at school.

If your child's teacher allows snacks during the school day, students in all grades will bring their own snacks from home.  This is to ensure that each child has food that is safe for him/her.  Please only send dry snacks such as pretzels, granola bars, raisins, etc. Fruit cups, applesauce, yogurt, and pudding cups (if it must be eaten with a spoon) are discouraged. Punch and soda of any kind are not permitted. Popsicles are only permitted or used for special outside events.

Please remember that due to certain latex allergies, balloons of any kind are never permitted in the school.  

These guidelines and rules will apply to classroom parties.  

We ask that for birthday celebrations, food should be brought in only if PRIOR arrangements have been made with the teacher.  

Classroom celebrations should follow healthy food guidelines. These guidelines are in no way meant to prohibit birthday celebrations, but to encourage a healthy alternative way to celebrate.

All foods must be pre-packaged and store brought.  

Below are some alternatives to cake, cupcakes, donuts, or cookies.

Healthy Snack Ideas:

  • Popcorn

  • Goldfish crackers

  • Pre-Packaged fruit

  • Quaker granola bars

  • Pretzels

  • Teddy Grahams

  • Graham crackers 

Non-Food Ideas:

  • Pencils

  • Erasers

  • Notepads 

  • Stickers

  • Bookmarks 

  • Matchbox cars

  • Tops 

We appreciate your support and understanding as we continue to provide all students with a safe and healthy environment at Boulder Creek.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Nurse's Office

Nurse Robin

Welcome to the Boulder Creek Elementary nurse's office!

Hi, my name is Robin Weinberg and I have been a Registered Nurse since 1989 (please do not do the math!).

I started my nursing career as a Postpartum/Well-Baby Nurse in my hometown of New York City when I completed Nursing School.  In 1992 my life path led me to Detroit Michigan, for a brief 2 years, where I continued to do work with new moms and their babies. I relocated to Arizona, in 1994, where I began a 16 year journey as a Labor and Delivery Nurse; a field of Nursing that I loved.  In 2010, I switched gears in my specialty and became an Elementary School Nurse. Ironically, since joining Boulder Creek, I have crossed paths with parents who recognize me as their Labor Nurse and those newborns are now students in my school! Talk about the "circle of life"! I am honored to be a member of such a wonderful team! 

You may reach me by calling the health office at (602) 449-4503.

Thank you for your help,

Nurse Robin

Medication Requirements

  • Students may not keep medication with them. Diabetics with insulin pumps are an exception.

  • Prescription medication must be in the original container with a current prescription label

  • Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container. Appropriate dosage as stated on the label will be dispensed.

  • There must be written permission from the parent/guardian to administer medication to the child. Dosage, time, dates to be given, and name of medication must be stated. A separate medication form needs to be completed for each medication.

  • Medications are expected to be brought to school by the parent/guardian.       

  • Inhalers cannot be kept on the child’s person unless the student is in the 5th or 6th grade and has given a written doctor’s order to the nurse.

  • It is recommended that liquid medicines that require refrigeration be left in the Health Center during the dates to be dispensed. Ask your pharmacist for a second container to be kept at school.

  • If medication needs to be given during a field trip, please provide the nurse with an extra labeled pharmacy bottle.

  • Medications brought to school and not meeting necessary requirements will not be dispensed by the nurse and will be locked in the office until a parent/guardian verifies the medication and follows the procedure or takes it home. Cough Drops must be handed in to the Nurse or teacher to dispense due to its being a choking hazard.

Illness

The State Department of Education tracks many health problems, so it is important to state specifically why your child is absent and please advise our health office.  

Illnesses include:

  • Head Lice

  • Pink Eye

  • Chicken Pox

  • Gastro-Intestinal (Stomach upset, flu, diarrhea)

  • Upper Respiratory (Cold, sore throat, bronchitis, congestion, strep throat, etc.)

  • Excused Absence (Symptoms that are not contagious: headache, vacation, personal)

Students Not Feeling Well During School Hours

Students who are not feeling well must come to the health office to be assessed by the Nurse. Do not have them text or call you first. By following this procedure, the nurse can monitor any illnesses that are prevalent in the school community. There are many ways to help your child feel better without having them go home. If they need to go home the Nurse will call you. We appreciate your help in this matter.  

When Can My Child Return to School?

Please remember it is district policy that your child be fever free (without the aid of Tylenol or Ibuprofen) and vomit free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. This district policy protects all students from illness. Thank you for your help.

Immunizations

Visit the Arizona Department of Health Services' website for forms and information regarding required immunizations.

Parents of 11-year-old and younger students need to know that the State of Arizona requires immunizations at age 11. These must be administered before the student enters 6th grade. Once these immunizations have been received, please bring proof of administration to the Health Office. 

Physical Education (PE) Excuses

A written parental excuse is required if your child cannot participate in P.E. class for three classes or fewer. If your child is unable to participate in P.E. for more than three classes a doctor’s excuse is required. A doctor’s release is required for a child to participate in P.E. following surgery or serious injury.

Emergency Cards

Please ensure your child's Emergency Card is always up to date with your most current contact information. If you do have any updates/changes to the Emergency Card, please go online or come into the school office to make the updates.

Thank you!

Water! Water! Water!

Adequate hydration – aka "drinking plenty of water" – is critical to keeping headaches and tummy aches AWAY!  Please make sure your chile has a water bottle with them at school each day.  Drinking water goes a long way toward helping students stay in class and continue LEARNING.

Clothing Donations

The health office is always in need of usable underwear, shorts, pants, shirts, socks and shoes in ALL sizes.  Your donation goes to help a Boulder Creek student and is GREATLY appreciated!