Health Office

Welcome to Mesquite Elementary School!  I would like to take this opportunity to share with you information regarding the Health Office.

Please help me care for your child by informing me if your child has:

  • any chronic or acute illnesses
  • a new medication or change in medication dosage
  • been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
  • a life-threatening or new allergy
  • a serious injury requiring hospitalization or a diagnosed head concussion
  • an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
  • vision or hearing difficulties

I will work with the child's physician, parent and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from their educational program. A child must provide a note from the doctor for activity restriction due to an injury or illness. 

 Please help me by:

  • Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so I can always reach you
  • Sharing if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as military deployment, birth, or death of a family member or of a beloved pet.

 Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present

  • Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
  • Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
  • Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician

I am looking forward to working with you and your children.  I wish good health and a successful school year for your children!  Do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of any assistance. 

You may reach me at:


: 480-813-1240 Ext. 207

Jenny Poulson, BSN, RN