Health Office
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Each Lake Havasu Unified school has a Health Office with a nurse available at least part-time. The nurse's primary mission is to support the educational process by implementing strategies that promote student and staff safety and wellness.

School Health Offices

Lake Havasu High School
928-854-5350
Thunderbolt Middle School
928-854-7231
Havasupai Elementary
928-505-6042
Jamaica Elementary
928-854-7280
Nautilus Elementary
928-505-6062
Oro Grande Classical Academy
928-505-6082
Smoketree Elementary
928-505-6022
Starline Elementary
928-505-1490
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General Health Policies

Lice Procedure (pediculosis)

When a student is found to have pediculosis (lice infestation):

  • The parent or guardian will be notified that their child has lice and treatment is needed.
  • The student will be checked when he or she returns to school.
  • If further treatment is needed the nurse will notify the parent or guardian.


Parents will not be notified when other students have lice for the following reasons:

  • Privacy
  • The risk of getting lice from a classmate in class is very low.
  • To prevent over treatment of non affected students.


The school nurse may at his/her discretion exclude a student when there is an apparent lack of treatment leading to continued lice infestation and/or viable nits.

Students With Injuries

Students with obvious injuries such as splints, casts, crutches, etc… need to bring a note from the doctor to the health office that specifies:

  • The nature of the injury.
  • What accommodations will be needed.
  • How long accommodations are expected to be needed.


Your student will not be allowed to return to activities such as PE, recess, or sports until a note is received from the doctor releasing him/her to participate.

For more minor injuries, a parent may request in writing that for a short, specified amount of time (no more than one week), their student be excused from PE, recess, or sports.

Students With Communicable Diseases

Students with a communicable disease will not be permitted in school until the contagious period is over or until a physician recommends a return. Please discuss any issues with your school nurse before your student returns to school.

Taking Medication at School

Students should not be carrying any type of medication. If it is necessary for your child to take medication during school hours please observe the following:

Prescription Medications

  • The medication must be given to the health office in the prescription container. It will be stored in the health office
  • Students may carry inhalers or epi-pens as prescribed with appropriate documentation, including the doctor’s order.
  • The official school medication form (from the health office) must be completed and signed by a parent.


Over-the-Counter Medications

  • The medication must be given to the health office in the original, properly labeled container. It will be stored in the health office. Students may not carry medications.
  • The official school medication form (from the health office) must be completed and signed by a parent.