International School of Arizona sets high standards to keep students safe and healthy. Above everything else, our first priority is to provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment where all students and staff feel welcome and secure. Our teachers and administrative staff stay informed on the latest recommendations to prevent the spread of illness and contamination. ISA promotes the Health and Safety of our students and staff through a variety of measures.
The following documents are required for all students enrolled at ISA. ISA follows the Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines, and without these important documents completed, children will not be allowed to attend school.
Emergency Form: This document provides emergency contact information, physician information, allergy information, and more to help ISA assist students in the event of illness or emergency. It is important that the information on this form be kept current. Please contact the front desk if you need to update information on your child’s emergency form due to change in address, work contact information, etc.
Current Immunization Record: All students’ immunizations must be up-to-date according to Arizona Department of Health Services requirements for attending school. For more information on immunization guidelines, please visit the Arizona Department of Health Services page on immunization requirements for school at http://azdhs.gov/phs/immun/back2school.htm.
For the safety of our students, these steps must be followed if someone other than the parents is to pick up the child from school. This includes rides home with childcare providers or other ISA families.
All visitors (parents included) must check in at the office and obtain a visitor’s badge. Anyone other than the parent that comes on campus to visit an enrolled child must have parental permission on file with the school.
If a minor accident occurs, school personnel will administer the necessary first aid and notify the parent(s) or other authorized person to this effect so that the child may be taken home or to a physician if necessary.
In the case of a serious emergency, 911 will be called immediately and the student will be transported to the hospital designated by the parent, if medically possible, or to the nearest hospital. Every effort will be made to notify the parents of the situation immediately. A member of the school staff will accompany the child to the hospital and will remain with the child until a parent or guardian has arrived. The staff member will bring the Emergency Information / Authorization of Treatment form, as well as health records, to the hospital with the child.
The International School of Arizona carries Liability and Student Accident Insurance.
If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be notified to this effect. We request that all ill children be taken home as soon as possible in order to prevent a particular condition from spreading. Until a parent or other emergency contact can be located, the child will be separated as much as possible from other students and may remain in the office. If your child does not feel well in the morning, we strongly urge you to keep him/her at home in order to ensure that he/she receives appropriate treatment and rest, and to help to prevent spreading the infection to others in the school. A child who has a fever should be kept at home for at least 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal.
Although many childhood diseases have been eliminated by immunization, some still exist. If your child has had a contagious disease or condition, you must notify the school as soon as possible so that other parents can be informed. Please immediately notify the teacher and office of any medical conditions that may affect your child at school. Keep your child at home if he/she has had an increased temperature or has vomited in the last 24 hours. For the benefit of the children, teachers and families of our school, the following list of contagious illnesses and other health conditions has been compiled to help you determine when to keep your child home from school.
If a child shows any of these symptoms we cannot accept them at school. The teachers will check the children as they enter.
Arizona health regulations require that all medications, including Tylenol, be given directly to the designated health supervisor at school and a Medication Form be completed. The school does not keep any medications on hand, including over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol or cough medicines.
The School does not administer any medications other than those sent by the parents in the following manner:
At no time should a student give medication (including homeopathic medicine, cough drops, vitamins and over-the-counter products) to himself or herself without the consent of an ISA staff member.
Head lice can be prevalent among school children. If you suspect that your child has head lice, you should contact your doctor immediately in order to begin appropriate treatment. You must keep your child at home until the required treatment has been completed and you must notify the school of your child’s condition so the appropriate prevention measures may be taken with other students who may have been exposed. Parents must remove all nits and use commercially approved products designed to treat this condition. Children who have been identified with headlice must be checked by designated office personnel before being allowed to return to class after treatment.
For further information about Health and Safety at ISA, please contact Michelle Borie at email@example.com.