The Nurse's Corner

Palm Lane School

Hello! My name is Nurse Wilt, and I would like to welcome to the Palm Lane Health Office. In the Health Office I maintain a comfortable, open atmosphere where the children can feel comfortable confiding in me, whatever their concern may be. Palm Lane has guidelines on when to send children home for fevers and vomiting. However there are times when the children may not have fever or vomiting but just have the "blahs". In this instance I will assess them and decide if they should go home or remain at school. It is hard to learn when you are not feeling well and, often, it is better to stay home and rest. Please keep your children home if you know they are severely ill. Your child needs to be healthy to learn and by keeping your child home it prevents other children from becoming ill. Feel free to call me at 623-691-5515 to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.

When to Stay Home

If your child is ill, please keep him/her home for rest and tender loving care. The general guidelines are to keep your child home with any of the following symptoms:

  • a fever of100 or more
  • coughing or sneezing nonstop (unless related to asthma or allergy)
  • vomiting during the night or morning
  • persistent diarrhea
  • red eyes that itch and are draining pus (woke up with eyes glued shut)
  • an unidentified rash.

Important Reminders

  • Please make sure to update the school nurse of any change of address or phone number in case of emergency.
  • Do not send your child to school if they show signs of serious illness. (Like vomiting or a fever of over 99 degrees.)
  • If your child is sent home with a fever they need to stay home for 24 hours AFTER their fever breaks.

Great Links from the Nurse!

Please click the link below to view the current immunizations that are required for children attending Arizona schools.