Welcome to the Wildfire Health Office
Nurse Royce Oliver
Fax: (602) 449-4305
Office Hours are 8:45am - 3:15pm
(Please call the health office if you need to meet outside of school hours)
Welcome to the Wildfire Health Office Website! This site contains health and safety information for Wildfire parents and students. I hope you find this site useful to you.
Royce Oliver, BSN, RN
Wildfire Elementary Health Office News
When it is hot outside, please encourage your children to drink plenty of water and bring a water bottle to school. The teachers allow water bottles in the classroom. Many children think that drinking from the water fountain is sufficient. However, they can not properly monitor the amount of water they are drinking. Remaining hydrated is one of the easiest ways to prevent heat related symptoms (such as stomachaches, headaches, muscle cramping, etc.) during the hot Arizona months.
Arizona State Law ARS § 15‐872 states that children must have documentary proof of immunization on file at school. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to furnish the school with the month and year of each immunization for your child. If your child is missing or delinquent in receiving the required immunizations, your child may be excluded from school until the needed immunizations are received and documented proof is presented to the school nurse.
Effective August 31, 2018, Arizona law requires all children who are 11 years of age and older, regardless of grade level, to have the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis) and the Quadrivalent Meningococcal (MenACWY or MCV4) vaccines to attend school. If your child turns 11 years of age during the school year, evidence of having received these vaccines will be due no later than 15 days after your child’s birthday. If your child turns 11 years of age over the summer break, evidence of having received the vaccines will be due prior to the first day of school.
It is imperative you notify the nurse of any medical condition(s) your child may have such as diabetes, asthma, allergies, vision or hearing problems, a physical or mental disability, etc. This will allow the school staff and me to better serve your child.
School is no place for a sick child. Please do not send your child to school if he/she has diarrhea, vomiting, a fever, rash, deep cough, or a communicable disease such as chicken pox, strep throat, pink eye, etc. If you are unsure of your child’s symptoms, please call the school nurse before sending him/her to school.
You will be notified if your child becomes ill enough to be removed from school, sustains more than a minor injury, or for any other emergency. It is the parent’s responsibility to make arrangements to pick up your ill or injured child as promptly as possible. In accordance with district procedures, elementary and middle school students are not permitted to walk home when ill or injured. If your child has been ill with fever, he/she must be fever-free for 24 hours (temperature below 100º without fever-reducing medications) before returning to school. In addition, your child must be free of diarrhea and vomiting before returning to school. If antibiotics were prescribed by a physician, your child must have completed an initial 24‐hour dosage of the medication (this includes antibiotics for pink eye).