Quail Run Nurse's Office: General Information
Our school health program has several comprehensive goals:
- To effectively deal with acute illness and accidents that occur at school
- To provide mandated screening and immunization monitoring
- To provide a system of identifying health problems that may impact the learning process and to accommodate for them
- To provide comprehensive and appropriate health education
- To provide a healthful and safe school environment
The Health Center at school is not a primary care facility like a doctor’s office and may not be used as such because the nurse is not allowed by law to make a medical diagnosis, prescribe treatment, or administrator medication without a doctor’s order. First aid and medical care provided by the school nurse are primarily for illnesses or injuries that occur during the school day. School is a healthy environment. The nurse’s major responsibility is to maintain that environment and give each child the best opportunity to learn and reach his/her full potential through health education, health assessments, identification of health problems, the making of appropriate referrals, and follow-up, and altering the school environment to meet special health needs.
I am looking forward to working with you and your family this year. With your help, I will make an effort to afford each student the best opportunity to learn. My responsibility is to keep students IN CLASS whenever possible. The average healthy student may never have a need to visit the school nurse or may likely make no more than 5 - 7 visits per school year. Proper use of the Health Center is encouraged.
However, be assured acute illness and injuries will always be addressed immediately. Thank you for the time you have taken to read this information. Your cooperation is always appreciated. I welcome your comments, questions, or concerns. Please feel free to stop by my office or call me at 602-449-4403.
School is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has diarrhea, vomiting, a fever, rash, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chicken pox, Strep throat, pink-eye, etc. If you are unsure of your child’s symptoms, please call the school nurse before sending him/her to school.
You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be removed from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or for any other emergency. It is the parents’ responsibility to make arrangements to pick up your ill or injured child as promptly as possible.
In accordance with district procedures, elementary and middle school students are not permitted to walk home ill or injured.
If your child has been ill with fever, he/she must be FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS before returning to school. If your child has an acute medical problem, which may need my attention or treatment, please notify me before he/she attends school the first day. Please be sure that your emergency numbers are always current.
What If My Child Is Ill?
Call our 24-hour attendance line at (602) 449-4401 by 9:00 a.m. on the morning of the absence. Any absence not called in will be considered a truancy. When calling please state your child's name, teacher and reason for absence.
Age/grade level appropriate and program specific health screenings of students (e.g. height, weight, vision, hearing, scoliosis, acanthosis nigricans) are performed each year. You will be notified should the nurse detect a possible problem.
It is imperative you notify the nurse of any medical condition(s) your child may have such as diabetes, asthma, allergies, vision or hearing problems, a physical or mental disability, etc. This will allow the school staff and me to better serve your child.
Quail Run Elementary School participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs, which helps to foster nutritious eating habits.