Nurse Office Phone
Nurse Office Fax
Health Office D-218
Located at the top of South’s grand staircase.
Please provide the school nurse with a copy of your child’s shot record each time they receive an immunization in order to update their school health records. Your Health Care Provider does NOT send the updated immunizations unless you specifically ask them to do so.
If you have questions about immunizations, please click the the link:
If you need a list of providers who can administer immunizations, please click the link:
Prescription medicine may be administered at school when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider, and provided in a container labeled by the pharmacy. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and cold/cough medicines may be administered at school with parent written permission. The proper forms must be completed before medications will be administered at school. Forms are only applicable for the current school year. Parents are responsible for providing all medications to the school nurse in the original container and accompanied by the appropriate form
Long-Term Medications – Please complete the form “Prescription Medication Request: Long-Term” for medication that will be administered the entire school year, such as ADHD medication. Please click the following link:
EMERGENCY & DIABETIC Medications (Inhalers, Epi-Pens, & Insulin) – Emergency medications for asthma or anaphylaxis reactions and Insulin for Diabetics must have the appropriate Care Plan completed by the doctor and signed by both the parent and the student. Students can carry these medications when the appropriate Care Plan is completed showing doctor, parent, and school nurse permission. Please click the following link (which will take you to the ASD Health Services forms page) and look for the appropriate Care Plan for your child (Student Allergy Anaphylaxis Action Plan, Asthma Action Plan, or the Student Diabetes Injection/Pump Care Plan):
Short-Term Medications – Please complete the form “Prescription Medication Request: Short-Term” for medications that will be administered for less than a two-week time period, such as antibiotics or prescription pain medication. Please click on the following link:
Over-the-Counter Medications – Please complete the form “Long-Term Non-Prescription Medication Request” for over-the-counter (OTC) medication such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and/or cold/cough medications. This form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian before any OTC medication will be administered at school. Please click the following link:
Alaska State Law requires PPD (purified protein derivative) tuberculin testing for all students in kindergarten, seventh grade, and students who are new to our district within 90 days of enrollment. All South Anchorage High School’s New-to-District students will be screened in the fall (October or November). The “PPD Tuberculin Skin Test Consent” permission slip can be located by clicking the following link:
Physical Education Excuses
All Physical Education excuses must be cleared by the nurse. If a student will need to be out of PE for more than 3 days, a written request from a physician is necessary. The excuse must specify the length of the absence (including the return date) and the reason the student will be excused from PE.
Although we stress the importance of good attendance, a student who appears ill should remain at home. Please do not send sick students to school to be examined by the school nurse. This may expose many others to unnecessary illnesses.
The Anchorage School District Health Services Guidelines can be found at the following link:
Blue Pass Procedure – Sending Sick Students Home
Students who are sick at school and need to go home due to illness, must be released through the Nurse’s Office. Students who are sick, should come to the Nurse’s Office so we can assess them, call parents, and arrange for them to be picked up. We also inform the Attendance Office so the student’s attendance will be marked as excused.