Porter Elementary Health Office
"The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control, makes us the first generation in history that to a large extent determines its own destiny." ~ Jimmy Carter

As a Health office, we strive to meet every student's physical and emotional health needs quickly and effectively. Our goals this year are to continually educate on good hygiene along with the importance of good nutrition practices.  We recognize that each student at Porter elementary is amazing and unique and we always want them to know that we care.  We seek out students that may need a listening ear and assist with providing parents with other resources when necessary to better facilitate their child's care.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns: 480-472-6678 

Alana Parker, RN, BSN

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Shauna Pelander, HA

Shauna Pelander, HA

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Important Health Requirements

ILLNESS/EMERGENCY - School is no place for a sick child.  Please do not send your child to school if he/she has had a fever, rash, diarrhea, vomiting, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chickenpox, strep throat, pinkeye, etc. in the last 24 hours.  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 the parent's responsibility to make arrangements to pick up an ill or injured child as promptly as possible.  Please list alternate emergency contacts on your child's Emergency Data Sheet in case you are not available or cannot leave work.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION - It is imperative that you notify the nurse if your child has a medical condition such as diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, heart disease, and allergies, a physical or mental disability, etc. This information should be placed on the emergency section of the data sheet. This will help the health office better serve your child by developing a careplan and the training necessary to educate your child's teacher and aides on your child's medical needs. 
IMMUNIZATIONS - 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 the month, day and year of each immunization and initiate having the child receive any needed immunization before they are allowed to attend school.

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