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- -school nurse

Hello parents and families, 

I hope you are all well and staying safe. We have returned to work and we are starting to review vaccines for students. It is very important that students are up to date with the State required vaccines, especially during a pandemic. I have posted the Mesa immunization clinic hours below if needed. When school does begin with in person the health office will have some new protocols. We will  follow CDC and MPS health service guidelines. We are here to guide and answer questions to keep our students safe and healthy. Most importantly please keep your child home if they are sick. Please contact the nurse at sebarnes@mpsaz.org if you have any questions or concerns. 

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

Life is better with handwashinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seA1wbXUQTs

Cloth face coverings- guidelines and how to make a mask.

COVID-19 - self care resources handout

Brain POP lessons-https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/

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

Dangers of e- cigarettes and vape pen use. educational videos and lessons- http://www.scholastic.com/vapingrisks/

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?

 

 

 "Medication Consent Form". It requires the physician to complete the bottom portion if your child will be taking the medication 5 or more days in a row at school.

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.