Mesa Academy health office has a full time Health Assistant, Tessina Garcia M-F. Mrs. Garcia works with School Nurse Susan Barnes RN who is a full time school nurse for the district. Mrs. Barnes is at the Academy 1 day per week as needed. You have any questions you can reach the health office at 480-308-7436.
We are happy to help with medical needs for your child and to promote a healthy lifestyle for students!
The nurse will be involved in health screenings, health education and providing care plans for special medical needs.
Notes form the nurse- -
Hello parents and families,
I hope you are all well and staying safe. This is a historic time in health care and our society. We will get through this together. For information about COVID-19, I have attached the CDC website as a resource. I will post some links for health related activities below for students and I always encourage good handwashing!
Maricopa County Immunization clinic information- https://www.maricopa.gov/Facilities/Facility/Details/East-Mesa-Clinic-6
Healthy foods video and recipes!https://www.healthiergeneration.org/articles/5-immune-boosting-foods-to-feed-your-family-now
CDC- Corona virus information- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Cloth face coverings- guidelines and how to make a mask.
COVID-19 - self care resources handout
Kids health- information and fun activities- https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/immune.html
Shape America- Daily exercise and health ideas-Enjoy!-Health moves minds calender
Backpack Basics for healthier kids.
Reminder- if your child has a fever and symptoms of illness please keep them home until they are fever free for at least 24 hours without the need for medication. Is my child well enough to be at school today?
Medications are required to be dropped of at school by a parent or responsible adult.
Please remember to review your child's immunizations before the next school year. Student's age 11 years are required to have a TDAP (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) and MCV(meningitis) vaccination.
If your child has a medical condition that requires an emergency plan such as a severe allergy or seizure history we will need a new plan completed at the beginning of the school year. We can set up meetings with teachers as needed. Feel free to call the nurse with questions. 480-472-8334.