Student Life

Health and Safety

Salpointe Catholic High School is committed to providing a safe and secure campus for our students as well as faculty to thrive in. This is accomplished through a number of different measures, some of which are on a need to know basis. However, SCHS maintains a secure campus through our private security contractor and staff vigilance. Additionally there are several health professionals on campus that attend to the well-being of our students. 

Any person who wishes to visit Salpointe during school hours must sign in at either one of the security checkpoints or in the main office and receive a visitors badge. 

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  • Athletic Training

    Our sports health care team has worked hard to make this program one of the best in Southern Arizona. We care about providing the best care for our injured athletes and providing the safest environment possible for our student-athletes to develop both on and off the playing field. 

    Policies and Procedures 

    If your child is injured during a practice or competition, he/she should report it to the coach immediately. Waiting to report an injury, or thinking it can be “walked off” will only result in additional injury. The coach will then direct the student-athlete to the athletic treatment center. If the student-athlete cannot ambulate on his or her own, the coach will send for the Head Athletic Trainer.

    What can you expect if your child is injured during their participation in athletics here at Salpointe? One of four things will occur depending on the severity of their injury:

    Minor injuries

    Minor injuries will be treated on site, and will be followed-up in the athletic injury treatment center as needed.

    Moderate injuries 

    Moderate injuries will be treated and followed-up in the athletic injury treatment center, and a note informing you of the injury will be sent home with your child. The note will also contain home care instructions for you to assist your child with.

    Serious injuries

    With a serious injury your child will receive initial treatment, and he/she will be sent home with a referral to a physician. Once a student-athlete receives a physician referral, they cannot participate in further athletics until they have been seen by, and return with a release note from a physician.

    Severe injuries

    Severe injuries are those that require immediate medical attention, you will either be called to come and transport your child to an urgent care or emergency facility, or an ambulance will be called and you will be notified, depending on the severity of the emergency.

    After any injury the student-athlete must follow-up with the athletic training staff prior to participating in a practice or competition. If the injury requires a visit to the emergency room or an appointment with a physician, the student-athlete MUST HAVE A PHYSICIAN’S RELEASE FORM, AND be cleared by the Head Athletic Trainer PRIOR to participating in a practice or competition.

    PLEASE NOTE: If an in-season student-athlete sees a physician for any reason they MUST HAVE A PHYSICIAN RELEASE stating he or she can participate in athletics AND be cleared by the Head Athletic Trainer PRIOR to being allowed to participate in a practice or competition. There are NO exceptions.
  • Campus Security

    Salpointe Catholic High School has an active Incident Response Team (IRT) that meets on a monthly basis and is charged with developing and carrying out periodic fire, evacuation and lockdown drills in order to be prepared in the event of an emergency.  

    Salpointe has a full perimeter fence and because security is of high importance, maintains a minimal open door policy. Meaning that there is only one entrance on each street open and unlocked before school. After the first bell, all gates are shut and locked for the duration of the school day.
     
    Through Salpointe’s official emergency alert notification system, SchoolWay, alerts are sent every 15 minutes for the duration of a lockdown or evacuation keeping parents, students, faculty and staff informed of the school's emergency status. This communication provides families with information such as the status of the incident (as we are able to provide) and where you should go if you need to pick up your student. SchoolWay is a free service that delivers emergency alerts to registered Salpointe Catholic High School students, faculty and staff – as well as their friends and family, alumni or other interested parties - via their cell phones, mobile devices and/or email accounts during a campus emergency. SchoolWay notifications are sent during every evacuation and lockdown drill that we perform. Test messages through SchoolWay are also sent on the first school day of every month. For more information about SchoolWay and to sign up today, visit www.salpointe.org/schoolway.
  • Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures

    There are procedures in place to create a quick and safe process for getting your children to and from school. Following these procedures will expedite the process and allow for us to maintain our campus safety. 
    • Glenn Street is the main drop-off and pick-up zone for Salpointe students.
    • Cars may continue to enter both Glenn Street and Mountain Avenue gates.
    All entrances are shut and locked at the first bell and remain so until the end of the school day. Students leaving early must have parent permission and check out in the Student Services office. 

    Should someone need access to campus they must check in with security at the Glenn security gate. You will be asked to provide your driver's license and issued a guest pass. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping the Salpointe campus safe and secure.
  • Health Office

    School records must show that your child has received all immunizations currently required for school attendance by Arizona State Law (A.R.S. §15-872).  For more information, refer to the Parent-Student Handbook or call the Health Office.
    Students who are sick during the school day must report to the Health Office in order to arrange to go home.  

    It is the parent's responsibility to be available to either release their student from school, pick them up in a timely fashion or send a designated person to do so.   Salpointe does not have the facilities to accommodate sick students for any length of time.  If a student is in the Health Office for 15 minutes or more during a class period, the student is recorded as absent from the specified class.  The Attendance Office will be informed when the student is picked up and released from school.  If you plan to leave town please leave written permission in the Health Office for medical/dental care and register the designated adult who is responsible for your student in your absence.

    Students are strongly discouraged from making medical and/or dental appointments during class time.  If, on occasion, this is necessary, it is expected that the Attendance Office be notified in advance of the date and time that the student will miss class.  Call 327-1990 to reach the Attendance Office.   The appointments are considered part of the 8-day absence rule.

    In order to dispense any medication at Salpointe Catholic High School, the following procedure has been established:

    Self Administered Medications

    Students who have asthma, diabetes and severe allergies and need to carry inhalers, insulin or epi pins are required to have a permission form to self-administer medication.  Permission forms can be obtained in the Health Office.

Meet Our Health Team

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Salpointe Catholic High School

1545 E. Copper St.,
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-6581
Attendance: (520) 327-1990
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