Nurse's Office

Nurse Kay Beauchamp, RN, BSN

Health Center hours:  7:30 am - 3:00 pm      Phone: 623-915-8203

The Health Service is an educational phase of the school program which should provide health promotion, health protection, and health education opportunities for the students and the school personnel. 

The Health Center is located in the administration building. One full-time nurse serves as health counselor or advisor on any student health problem. To contact the nurse, call (623) 915-8203.

When accidents or illness occur during school hours, emergency care will be given according to the standing orders; then any further care is the responsibility of the parents and/or guardians. All accidents are to be reported immediately.

In case of illness or accident during the school day, the student must obtain a permit from his/her classroom teacher to go to the Health Center . The nurse may, on her judgment give the student permission to go home, or she may send the student back to class.
School nurses are often asked to dispense internal medications, such as aspirin, to students. Compliance with such requests, with very few exceptions, is contrary to state law.

Under certain circumstances, when it is necessary for a student to take internal medication during the school hours the nurse may cooperate with the family physician, parents, & the student if the following requirements are satisfied:
  • The medication must be prescribed by a physician.
  • There must be on file with the school nurse a written order from the physician stating the name of the medication, the dosage, & the time of administration.
  • There must be on file written parent permission to administer the medication to the child.
  • The medication MUST come to the nurse in the original OR refilled prescription bottle, as prepared by the pharmacist.

The Health Center is closed during 7th hour except for emergencies.