Health Office


We do not wish to send anyone home unnecessarily but for everyone’s safety and well-being please do not send an ill child to school. If your child suffers from allergies, asthma, or any chronic illness that shares the same symptoms as Covid-19 please provide a doctor’s note stating your child’s condition. Any student with a fever of 100.0 or higher and/or two or more Covid-like symptoms will be sent home regardless of MD note.

At Home - Daily Health Screenings and Reporting

Per CDC guidance, students must not come to school if they exhibit any of the following symptoms *:
fever of 100 degrees or higher, or chills;
shortness of breath or difficulty breathing;
muscle aches;
sore throat;
change in congestion or runny nose not related to allergies*;
diarrhea; or
new loss of taste or smell.

*This list may not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this list as more is learned about COVID-19.



The State of AZ has not waivered on required vaccines for school entry regardless of learning status, distance or hybrid. If your child needs vaccines, the child must receive the required vaccines to be compliant with State regulations. Students will not be permitted to return to campus without receiving or making arrangements to receive the required vaccinations. If you are in doubt regarding what vaccine(s) are needed please feel free to contact the Health Office staff at your school site for assistance. Thank you.


El estado de AZ no ha renunciado a las vacunas requeridas para ingresar a la escuela, independientemente si el estado de aprendizaje es a distancia o híbrido. Si su hijo(a) necesita vacunas, él o ella debe recibir las vacunas requeridas para cumplir con las regulaciones estatales. No se permitirá que los estudiantes regresen a la escuela sin recibir o hacer arreglos para recibir las vacunas requeridas. Si tiene dudas sobre las vacunas necesarias, no dude en comunicarse con el personal de la oficina de salud de su escuela para obtener asistencia.


Students learn best when they are healthy in mind and body. Our district is happy to provide for the health concerns of our students through our nursing services. Each school has a health office, and students may contact the health office staff as needed. School health aides will provide for students' needs in accordance with the district policies regarding medications and treatment for illness.

We require our students to be fully immunized according to the requirements for each child's age and grade level. You can find the specific requirements by reviewing the immunization documents posted at the side of this page. If you have additional questions regarding immunizations or any other health-related concerns, please contact our health office at (520) 281-8282, or speak to your child's school nurse.

A school administrator shall ensure that students in preschool, kindergarten, first, second, sixth, and ninth grades have a hearing screening each school year as stated in R9-13-102. Arizona Department of Health Services regulations state that a child in school as defined in A.R.S. 15-101; preschool, kindergarten, charter, and private schools perform hearing screenings between July 1 and the following June 30 of the school year. Should you have questions or would not like your child to get these screenings, please contact Melisa Lunderville, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at (520) 375-8289.

Health Office Staff

Rio Rico High School

Cheryl Coppola, RN
District Nurse
(520) 375-8708

Roshery Parada
Health Aide
(520) 375-8707

Calabasas School
Martha Montenegro
Health Aide
(520) 375-8607

Leslie Bright
Health Aide
(520) 375-8607

Mountain View Elementary
Enrique Martinez
Health Aide
(520) 375-8408

Coatimundi Middle School
Alejandra Ceballos
Health Aide
(520) 375-8307

San Cayetano Elementary
Carmen Maldonado
Health Aide
(520) 375-8807



Families who would like to participate in the telemedicine program will need to fill out one of the packets below and return it to the health office at their child's school.  




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