•                                                                 HEALTH OFFICE WELCOME 

      

    HEALTH OFFICE hours are Monday - Friday 08:00am to 3:00pm. 

    "School nurses play an essential role in keeping children healthy, safe and ready to learn. They support student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. The school nurse also addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process." ~ National Association of School Nurses

      

    The Health Office provides on-campus health screenings, assessments and health education, as well as first-aid and nursing care for students and staff. 

    The Health Office is NOT A PRIMARY CARE FACILITY OR URGENT CARE. 

    The LAW states the nurse is not allowed to make a medical diagnosis, prescribe treatments or medications. When accidents or illness occur during school hours, basic first-aid and/or emergency care will be given according to the Az State Board of Nursing standards and practices. The nurse may suggest further medical follow up in certain circumstances. However, further care and follow up is the responsibility of the parents.

    For any questions or concerns, please contact the nurse at (623) 445-3310. You may also email the nurse at grace.agapay@dvusd.org.  Any messages or emails left/sent Monday through Friday by 3:00pm will be returned within 24 hours. I can usually respond the same day, but please know that I will get back to you within 24 hours. If a message/email is left after 3:00pm on Friday I will get back to you Monday morning. 

      

    Parent and Emergency Contacts/Health History Form:

    Parents are required to complete an Emergency Contact and Health History Form for each of their student every year. PLEASE ensure that all contact information is accurate and correct for parental and emergency contacts. These forms contain vital information should your child become ill or injured at school. It also provides the school nurse with a brief insight into any medical conditions your child may have that could affect them while at school. So please be sure to accurately document any medical condition/s on this form and alert the Health Center if there are any changes in your child's health condition so changes/updates can be made in their medical file. Please also be sure to notify the school of any changes in address or phone number so that updates can be made to your child's record.  

    **Please program the Health Office phone number (623-445-3310) into your contacts!  

    When you see this incoming number, please answer your phone. Moreover, please ensure that your voicemail is activated, not full, or blocked so that I can leave you a message in the event that I need to reach you.**

    **All ill children MUST be picked up from school within 1 hour of illness being detected and parent/guardian being called. 

    Please ensure to list accurate contact information for your EMERGENCY Contact people (outside of the parents) on the Emergency Contact Form that may pick up your student. The Emergency Contacts need to be available in the event that a parent/guardian is unable to pick their student up.**

    Students will only be released to those persons on the Emergency Contact List.

    A PHOTO ID is required to pick up any student during school hours.

     

    Screenings Conducted at School:

    Hearing and vision screenings are done on all students that are new to the district, all students who receive services through the special education department and starting in 2019, all seventh grade students. Parents and teachers may also request a screening for any student at any time when a concern arises. Vision referral letters are sent home to notify parents if the student has difficulties with any portion of the screening. Students who have difficulty with an intial hearing screening will be retested within 30 days. If a student still has difficulties with the second hearing screening, the student will be referred to an audiologist. Parents will be notified by a referral letter regarding their child's hearing difficulties. We do have a District Audiologist that will see student's at no cost to the parent. Their contact information will be on the referral letter.