Welcome to the Wildfire Health Office
Nurse Royce Hirsh
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.
Now, more than ever, we can see the importance of immunizations and protecting ourselves and our children. Returning students needing immunization(s) for compliance purposes must provide proof of immunization prior to or on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (the first day of school). In accordance with AZ state law and PV District guidelines, students not in compliance on the first day of school will be allowed to attend but will be excluded beginning the second day until proof is received.
Please note that:
Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations are due at age 11. If your child has turned 11 years old and has not yet received these immunizations, or will be turning 11 years old over the summer, he/she will need them before the first day of school. I know that many doctors’ offices may have restricted hours now but as soon as you are able to get an appointment, please do so. You can email proof of immunization to me, have your doctor fax a copy to me at (602) 449-4305, or bring to school.
If you received a previous notice or email from me regarding any other immunizations, for example Hep B or Polio, those immunizations are due asap.
If your child has a chronic health condition (life-threatening allergy, asthma, diabetes, seizure) and will need specific care or medications while at school, please be sure to see me when we return to school so you may complete the necessary forms and drop of any medications. These forms must be completed annually.
Nurses will not routinely give OTC medications this school year as we do not want to mask any possible COVID symptoms (ex. Advil for headaches). If you would like your child to have an OTC med, you will need to provide the med and come in and sign a consent. The consent will state the specific reason for the OTC med (ex. Advil for menstrual cramps).
If you have any questions about any of the above, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Looking forward to seeing everyone when we return to school! Stay healthy, stay safe, and if your child develops any new medical issues, please be sure to inform me.
Covid-19 Resources and Information
Below are links to a variety of resources from Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health regarding COVID-19:
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