HEALTH CENTER!                  

    Nurse:  Jamie Miller, RN, BSN       

    The mission of the School Nurse is to ensure that students learn and practice healthy habits to advance their well being, academic success, and lifelong achievement.


    Hi!  I am Jamie Miller the School Nurse at Legend Springs School in Glendale, AZ.  I consider it a privilege to serve the students, staff and parents at Legend Springs and encourage you to let me know any information that will help me provide the best care possible for your child.  The Health Center is located in the Administration Building next to the main office. 
    Important:  Please check out the Baked/Processed Birthday or Celebration Treats List (see Severe Allergy/Food Allergy page) before bringing treats to the classroom to be shared at school. https://snacksafely.com/safe-snack-guide  I CANNOT PROVIDE SPACE AT SCHOOL FOR FROZEN TREATS.  Please make arrangements to bring them in right before they are served.  They cannot be stored in the cafeteria for health code reasons and I simply do not have the room or equipment to store frozen treats in the Health Office.  Thank you!!

     Health Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 3:45.  Stop in anytime!
    For any questions or concerns, please contact me at 623-376-4510 or 11.  You may also e-mail me at Jamie.Miller@dvusd.org .
    Any messages or emails sent/left Monday through Friday by 3:00 PM will be return 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 3:00 PM on Friday, I will get back to you Monday morning.  On half days I am out of the office at 12:30 PM so emails and calls after this time will be returned the next day or if on a Friday, on Monday morning.

    Learning Goals:
    1.  Each student will recognize when to report illness and/or injury to the School Nurse to facilitate optimal treatment and recovery.
    2.  Each student will demonstrate effective germ-killing procedure when washing hands.
    3.  Each student will recoginze playground safety, knowing when it is safe to play outside and how to play safely on the playgrund.
    The Health Office provides on-campus health screenings, assessment, and 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.  By law, the nurse is not allowed to make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment.  This includes medications.  I cannot keep stock medications like tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, anti itch creams or cough drops.  You must provide all medications you want your child to have to me in the original containers and have a signed permission slip. When accidents or illness occur during school hours, basic first-aid and/or emergency care will be given according to AZ State Board of Nursing standards and practices.  The nurse may suggest further medical follow up in certain circumstances.  Further care and follow up is the responsibility of the parents. 
    Keeping our students safe when the weather is warm or the pollution is high is very important.  We have two programs in place that help do that.  The first is our heat advisory.  The nurse will check each day and when our temperatures get warmer, she provides guidelines for students for safe play.  This may include having no recess.
    The second program is the Air Quality Flag program.  Each day a flag will fly in our courtyard letting students know what color day we are having.  We have four colors (green, yellow, orange and red) that let the children know how clean the air is and what changes they may meed to make to their day at recess and when playing outside.
    Kinsa Health App
    Our school has a closed group on the  health app called Kinsa.  This means that this group is only for Legend Springs and will only conatin information about our school.   It is annonymous and personal information is not shared, even within our group.  You can download it on your phone on iPhone or Android and join the "Legend Springs Elementary" Group.  Once you have done that you will have current and up to date information about what is going around here at Legend Springs as well as guidelines and support.  You will be able to track fever, symptoms and medications for easier and faster diagnosis of illness.  You can also anonymously ask questions or share conerns.  This is where I post instant messages about health concerns.
        Hearing & Vision
           Hearing and vision screenings are done on all kindergarten students, new (to district) students, and all students who receive services through the special education department.  In addition, students in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th grades are also screened.  Parents and teachers can request a screening for any student at any time when a concern arises.  Vision and hearing screening for Legend Springs students is done in the fall.  Vision referral letters are sent home to notify parents if the students have difficulties with any portion of the screening.  Students who have difficulty with an initial hearing screening will be tested again in 30 days, and if still having problems, will be referred to an audiologist.  Parents will be notified with a referral letter.  We have a district audiologist that will see students at no cost.