ERMS Health Office

Nurse: Banti Otero, RN

Health Assistant: Angel Chester

REMINDER: All students registering for the seventh grade MUST have a Tdap & MCV4 (Meningococcal) immunization on file. If you aren't sure whether or not the school has record of your child's immunizations, please call the Health Office at 892-6630, ext. 366. Immunizations are given free of charge at the Sandoval County Health Office 1500 Idalia Rd. NE, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Call before going to make sure the nurse is available to give shots. The phone number is (505) 867-2291. Students will not be given their class schedule for the school year if their shot record is not compliant.

The Tdap immunization protects against both Tetanus and Pertussis.

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a respiratory disease spread by person to person contact. Community health officials have reported this disease to be on the rise in New Mexico. Immunization against Pertussis is the best prevention! For more information on Pertussis, the signs and symptoms of Pertussis and treatment, please visit the CDC web page for more information.

We enjoy the very special privilege of caring for your child. It is the goal of the health office to promote the optimal health of each student, which in turn enhances optimal learning. In order to achieve this goal, the health office is open every day during normal school hours. The health office is located across from the administration office.

Please take a few minutes from your busy day to note some very important information that will help us provide the best care and service to your family:

EMERGENCY MEDICAL AUTHORIZATIONS FORMS: Please take the time to complete the medical history on your child’s health form so we can provide them with the most accurate care.

CONTACTING PARENTS: Please make sure the school has accurate phone numbers so we can reach you if your child is ill. Please remember to send in new work numbers if you change jobs. To ensure optimum care, it is important to update us continually with changes in your child’s health, new medications, or anything else that impacts his or her well-being at school.

HEALTH SCREENINGS: Vision and hearing screening is performed on all Seventh graders and new-to-district students in accordance with New Mexico guidelines. Additionally, students who show signs of vision or hearing difficulty (any grade) may be screened to rule out a problem. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like your child screened at any time during the school year. If a problem exists, you will be notified and referred for further medical evaluation if needed.

ATTENDANCE POLICY FOR ILLNESS: Please do not send your child to school if any of the following signs or symptoms is present in the previous 24 hours:

*Elevated temperature (100 degrees or greater)

*Acute cold, sore throat, or persistent cough

*Vomiting, nausea, or severe abdominal pain

*Repeated diarrhea

*Pus-like discharge from the nose or eyes

Please contact the school nurse when you are not sure if your child is well enough to attend school. Your child’s good health is important to us!

You are encouraged to share any concerns or problems relevant to your child's health. If you have any questions or would like to meet with me, please do not hesitate to call me at 505-892-6630 Ext. 366.

Remember students need to get at least 8-9 hours of sleep every night and eat a healthy breakfast before coming to school.

Studies show that students who do not eat breakfast before school have problems including headaches, stomach aches, fatigue, irritability and have lower test scores. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so if your child is running late coming in to school, breakfast may be purchased from the cafeteria.

RRPS HEALTH AND SPORTS FORMS--Please log-on to the Athletics website need forms for medication administration at school and/or forms to participate in sports. Remember new forms must be completed each year!