WELCOME TO THE
Nurse: Michele Hart, RN, MS Deer Valley School Nurse of the Year, 2008
The mission of the School Nurse is to ensure that students learn and practice healthy habits to advance their well being, academic success, and lifelong achievement.
Hi! I am Michele Hart, the School Nurse at Legend Springs School in Glendale, AZ. I have been the school nurse here since the school opened 13 years ago. I have over 30 years of nursing experience in many areas, including Open Heart Surgery, Emergency Room, Recovery Room and Intensive Care Units. I also was the Director of a Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit until I cut back on work hours to spend time with my children when they were younger. I had two children who attended Legend Springs School, so I appreciate what a great school it is! I consider it a priviledge to serve the students, staff and parents at Legend Springs and encourage you to let me know any information that will help me provide the best care possible for your child. The Health Center is located in the Administration Building next to the main office.
*Please check out Safe Snack List before you bring in treats/snacks or other items for the classrooms.
Health Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 3:45. Stop in anytime!
For any questions or concerns, please contact me at 623-376-4510 or 11. You may also e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
1. Each student will recognize when to report illness and/or injury to the School Nurse to facilitate optimal treatment and recovery.
2. Each student will demonstrate effective germ-killing procedure when washing hands.
Hearing & Vision
Hearing and vision screenings are done on all kindergarten students, new (to district) students, and all students who receive services through the special education department. In addition, students in the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 6th grades are also screened. Parents and teachers can request a screening for any student at any time when a concern arises. Vision referral letters are sent home to notify parents if the students have difficulties with any portion of the screening. Students who have difficulty with an initial hearing screening will be tested again in 30 days, and if still having problems, will be referred to the school audiologist. Parents will be notified with a referral letter.
Scoliosis screening is completed on all 5th and 6th graders, usually in the second semester and during PE class. A note will be sent home to parents to notify when students will be screened.
The Health Office provides on-campus health screenings, assessment, and education as well as first-aid and nursing care for students and staff. The Health Office is not a primary care facility. By law, the nurse is not allowed to make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment. When accidents or illness occur during school hours, basic first-aid and/or emergency care will be given according to AZ State Board of Nursing standards and practices. The nurse may suggest further medical follow up in certain circumstances. Further care is the responsibility of the parents.