Health Office


The Queen Creek School District health office staff are essential members of the educational team. Our mission is to foster the growth, development, and educational achievement of all students by promoting health and wellness, in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to meeting the health needs of individual students through collaboration with public and private agencies and health care providers. We advocate for students, their families, and the school community. 

All Queen Creek School District elementary and junior high health offices are staffed by health office assistants who manage students with illnesses and accidents that occur at school. Each high school is staffed with a registered nurse and health office assistant. In addition, we have a district health services coordinator who is a registered nurse that provides medical consultation, training, and delegation for the health assistants and other unlicensed school staff. The RNs 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.

The purpose of the School Health Program is to:

  • Promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Prevent injuries and illnesses.
  • Assist students that have health needs.
  • Assist students with access to primary health care.
  • Educate students, staff, and the community regarding health needs.

Health Protocol

We ask that if you are contacted to pick your child up from school for an injury or ailment, you or a designated emergency contact pick your student up as soon as possible and please no more than 1 hour after being notified. The health office follows Arizona Department of Health procedures regarding infectious diseases.

  • Your child may return to school after being symptom and fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication, such as Tylenol or Motrin.
  • Those who test positive for COVID should follow guidelines from the Maricopa County Department of Health.
  • Those found to have lice may not return to school until all live lice have been removed. Health office staff will send home a letter when lice have been detected in the classroom of your student.

To help prevent the spread of these illnesses, please re-enforce your child’s good hygiene habits:

  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Do not touch eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover mouth and nose (with a tissue or arm) when sneezing or coughing.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Thank you for doing your part in preventing the spread of illness throughout our school community.


Arizona state law (A.R.S. 15-872) requires that all children must have proof of immunizations, proof of immunity, or a valid exemption to attend school. Verification for all immunizations must include the child’s name, birth date, type of vaccine, date of vaccine, and name of doctor/agency administering the vaccine. Records must be signed or stamped by the agency providing the immunizations. A previous school record is also acceptable (does not include preschools). The record must be provided before school starts or at the time of enrollment. Immunizations must be up to date in order to begin school. Please see the link below for additional information.

Arizona Immunization Program- Schools and Childcare

Hearing & Vision Screenings

Hearing screenings are provided to pre-school, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th-grade students every year per mandate under the guidelines of the Arizona Department of Health and Hearing Conservation Program. All special education students are screened annually. The screening provided is not a hearing test. If a student does not pass a second screening, their parent/guardian will be notified.

Vision screenings are conducted each year with selected groups of students per Arizona guidelines. Usually, this includes pre-school, kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th-graders. Parents and guardians will be notified if the screening indicates further medical advice might be advisable.

If you would like for your child to be excluded from these screenings, please complete the opt out form and provide a copy to your school health office.