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If YOUR STUDENT IS ILL....

If your child becomes ill and doesn’t feel well enough to take part in school, as parents or guardians, you should keep your child home until the symptoms improve.  This also can help to prevent the spread of the illness to others at school.  These are some of the examples of when your child should be kept home:

  • Active vomiting

  • Active diarrhea – three or more times in six hours

  • The beginning of an airway infection (cold/cough/runny nose) [This is especially important for those who are unable to manage their own body fluids]

  • Extreme tiredness and/or lack of appetite

  • Fever with headache, body aches, earache, sore throat

  • Undiagnosed or unknown rash (a rash that has not been seen or treated by a health care provider)

  • Any of the above symptoms with fever or chills

  • Untreated skin conditions

  • If antibiotic treatment is needed, your child should remain home for the first full 24 hours of medication (e.g., if your child has three doses per day ordered, then three doses must be given before the child returns to school)

If any symptoms change, worsen or don’t get better please call your health care provider.

Your child can return to school when he or she is well enough to take part in school and has had no fever for 24 hours without medication (acetaminophen, Tylenol®, etc.).

Immunizations:

Immunization records are reviewed each year. Children will not be enrolled unless they have up to date immunizations.The New Mexico State Law requires immunizations for school attendance, or a waiver to be completed by the Department of Health. Please see https://nmhealth.org/about/phd/idb/imp/sreq/ for immunization schedules, requirements and waiver forms. If your student is out of compliance with these laws, they may be disenrolled form school. We want to support you and your student with any health-related concerns, so please know you are welcome to come by and talk with us. Thank you for participating in your student's education, health and wellness!

Health Room Staff

505-821-1810 ext. 34109
Fax:  505-857-0171

505-821-1810 ext. 3

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