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Health Services

Desert Springs Elementary School is dedicated to providing each student the opportunity to maximize their learning potential by supporting a safe and healthy school environment through our health and nutrition programs. 

Continued reinforcement of health and nutrition education provides the foundation for students to gain the critical skills needed to adopt, practice, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Nurse Jamie Ortiz has been the Desert Springs nurse since 2019. Jamie has been a nurse since 2012 gaining experience as a school nurse as well as a hospital and emergency room nurse. She attended Arizona State University and completed her ADN in 2011 and then received her Bachelor's Nursing Degree in 2015.