In an effort to keep students healthy and in school, all Kyrene school health offices are staffed by Health Assistants who manage students with illnesses and accidents that occur at school.In addition, district Registered Nurses provide medical consultation and training for the Health Assistants and school staff, assist and consult during Individual Education Plans (IEP), Section 504 and other student meetings, develop health care plans for students with health needs, and communicate with parents and medical providers.If your child has a health condition, please notify the Health Office at your child's school. In some cases, the Health Services Team may ask parents to complete a School Health Care Plan to ensure your child's safety at school.Hearing and vision screenings are given to selected groups of students per Arizona mandate under the guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health Hearing Conservation Program and the Arizona Department of Education.Contact us to speak to the district Registered Nurse or health assistant servicing your school. Specific contact information for your school's Health Office is available through the school's website.Vaccine ClinicsImmunization clinics are offered once a month at the Kyrene Family Resource Center and at Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary school. Sponsored and staffed by Chandler Regional Medical Center, vaccines are given to children 6 weeks to 18 years old. A parent or guardian must accompany children to the clinic and provide documentation of previous immunization history.Strategies to Help Stop the Spread of Germs
Good health habits protect your child from illness. Simple actions can help stop the spread of germs at school. Please remind your children and remember to:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Cover the nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cough/sneeze into your sleeve.
- Stay home when sick.
- Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth—germs spread this way.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently touched at home and school
—especially when someone is ill.
- Get vaccinated against the FLU and all vaccine preventable diseases, such as pertussis and measles.
Additional information on recent health topics
Measles:Pertussis (Whopping Cough):