Health and Nutrition at Indian Bend

Indian Bend 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.

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.

Contact Our School Nurse

Mrs. Hawley
RN, BSN, AzCSN
Telephone: (602) 449-3203
Email

Medication Guidelines

The health office needs your permission to dispense medication to your child. Medication forms are available in the health office or at the front desk and must be completed when dropping off any medication for your child. In accordance with district policy, hand-written notes are not acceptable.

  • All over-the-counter medication must be dispensed through the health office (this does include cough drops). To ensure that medication has not expired and the dosage is correct, all medication needs to be in the original container.
  • Doctor-prescribed medication must be in original container with the prescription label that includes the patient's name intact.

Please remember it is district policy that your child be fever free (no fever 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.

For more information, call the IBES health office at (602) 449-3203.

Nutrition

Indian Bend Elementary School participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, which helps 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 District Nutrition Website for additional information, menus and online meal payments.