Welcome to the Health Office
New Nurse coming for 16-17, Mrs. Gandomi is retiring on 5-26-16, RN
Mrs. Ann Kopicki, HA
The Patterson Elementary health office is staffed with Mrs. Gandomi, a registered nurse (until she retires on 5-27-16) and, Mrs. Kopicki, the health assistant. Mrs. Kopicki, who started working on 1-5-16, is here 5 days a week, and the nurse is here on Mondays, Thursdays and every other Wednesday. We are here to assist students with illness and injury related problems.
The goal of our Health Office is to remove the barriers to health and safety of students, enabling them to achieve their optimal level of wellness and education goals at Patterson Elementary.
Medication is administered by the school nurse or health assistant or principal's designee. The nurse is responsible for all students’ health records and needs. Please visit this web site for additional information: http://www.mpsaz.org/health
School is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has had diarrhea, vomiting, a fever, rash, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chicken pox, strep throat, pinkeye, etc. in the last 24 hours. They need to be fever free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours before they return to school. A note from the doctor may be required in some cases of contagious diseases. Call the health office if you have any questions.
You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be removed from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or has an emergency.
It is parents' responsibility to make arrangements to pick up an ill or injured child as promptly as possible. We suggest that you have someone listed on your information sheet in case you are not available or cannot leave work.
Children when sick or injured are not permitted to walk home without an authorized adult signing them out of school.
PLEASE NOTIFY THE HEALTH OFFICE STAFF and THE FRONT OFFICE IMMEDIATELY IF THERE ARE ANY CHANGES TO HOME, WORK, CELL, OR EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS FOR YOUR CHILD'S STUDENT INFORMATION.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARD INFORMATION
It is imperative that you notify the nurse if your child has a medical condition such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, heart disease, allergies (food and environmental), a physical or mental disability, etc. This will help us and the school staff better serve your child.
Please refer to the Mesa Public Schools Health Services' Parents' web site for more information on medication administration in the school, immunizations & clinics, and home control of communicable diseases.
Arizona State Law ARS 15-803 states that children must have immunization (shot) information on file at school. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to furnish the school with a copy of the official immunization record which includes the month, day, and year of each immunization. If the student's immunizations are not complete or up to date, the student may be excluded from school until the needed immunization is received.