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Illness

Should your child/ren become ill or injured at school, it is extremely important that we are able to reach you. Please ensure that the school staff is notified of any changes to your work or home telephone numbers. Also please provide us with a name and phone number of someone that we can contact in the event we cannot reach you. The emergency contact should live locally. 

If a student becomes ill or injured at school, parents or the emergency contact will be asked to pick up the student in the event of: 

  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Fever
  • Skin Rash (without documented reason) 
  • Very red, swollen, draining eyes 
  • Injury possibly needing medical attention 

If your student is ill before school, please keep them at home.  Students that are sent to school ill will not be allowed to stay in the Health Room during recess or P.E. unless they have a physician’s note.

Administration of Medications at School

Prescription medication:

Physician must submit written authorization for medication to be administered at school. The label on the medication bottle does not serve as a physician authorization. The prescription label and the physician’s authorization must match. 

Over the Counter medication:

Can be administered at school with parental written consent. Medication that is taken for more than 5 consecutive days must have a physician’s authorization form.

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Grade level and new student health screening

We want to make sure all of our students can see, hear and have basic health in order to learn!  The following screenings are the required screenings for APS.

Kindergarten and students new to APS: Hearing, distance vision, stereopsis, color vision, height and weight, dental.

First Grade: Distance vision

Third Grade: Distance vision, height and weight, dental

If you do not want your child to receive these basic screenings please contact the healthroom in writing.  Otherwise, all of these screenings will be completed prior to winter break.  If any concerns are found you will be contact via telephone and letter.

Washing hands to stay healthy

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School Nurse Staff
Contact Farley Gutierrez  Farley Gutierrez (505) 821-4981 ex: 34504 School Nurse
Contact Sally Skinner  Sally Skinner (505) 821-4981 ex: 34503 Health Assistant

Health Information

Common Health Forms

No Insurance?

Did you know that APS offers fast and easy Medicaid Enrollment?  In most instances, if your child qualifies, you will leave the appointment with your temporary medicaid card.  This is a wonderful free service.  Call 855-5261 to make an appointment or for more information.  I have heard only good things about this service!!

Free Immunizations

Immunizations can be obtained free at the Bernalillo County Health Department Clinics. The number is 841-4100. Immunization records must be presented at the time of registration.