SMS Health Office

Contact Information

  • Avery Brain, BSN, RN, NCSN
    Sinagua Middle School Nurse 
    FAX: 928-527-5575, ATTN: NURSE

Latest SMS Health News

  • July 19, 2022

    Greetings Everyone!

    For INCOMING 6th graders:

    ALL students who are 11 years old will need proof of the Tdap and MCV immunizations (these are the 11 year-old shots mandated by the state of AZ for school attendance).

    I have been sending out emails, making phone calls to many already, as many students are past due. I must take care of this over the summer due to the time this task requires. PLEASE, make every effort to get these needed shots BEFORE school starts and scan to my email, or drop off to the front desk staff to put in my mailbox, so I can get your child off of the non- compliance list ASAP.

    As per FUSD policy: "Students will not be allowed to begin school without up-to-date immunizations with the exception of students with an exemption on file or students covered by the McKinney-Vento Law. An immunization record signed by the health care provider must be on file with the school before a student may enroll."

    If you have any concerns regarding this, please contact me so we can get any issues resolved, again, BEFORE school starts.

    FOR ALL STUDENTS that are new to SMS:

    I will need up-to-date immunization records which include: Tdap and MCV (11-year-old shots in many states). If your child has not gotten these shots, they will need proof of them to start school, so I will need proof of them BEFORE school starts. Feel free to contact me with questions.


    Chronic Conditions: Any parent with a student that has a chronic medical condition/ medication that will need the nurses' attention during the school day, please contact me BEFORE school starts so we can clarify any needs that must be met. To respect others' time, registration lines are too long to discuss these concerns.

    C-19 Cheat Sheets

    Subject to change according to district policy- these are general information FYI resources. If school policy is different for any reason, it will be communicated before school starts through the District.

    Click links below:


    C-19 Quarantine/Isolation CALCULATOR

    I am in and out of my office all summer so please feel free to send me an email or leave a voicemail and I will respond when I am next in my office. I am happy to alleviate any concerns and answer questions before the students hit the ground running :)



    July 15, 2022

    SMS Families,

    On Saturday, the U.S. will transition the 10-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to 988 – an easy-to-remember three-digit number for 24/7 crisis care...

    Here is the link to the entire article.