LMS Health Office

Nurse: Julee Amador, RN

Health Assistant: Teresa Montoya

HEALTH OFFICE GUIDELINES

THE HEALTH OFFICE is where sick or injured students can be triaged, assessed, treated and or referred for further treatment. It is staffed with a State Department of Education licensed school nurse or trained health assistant.


STUDENTS VISITING THE HEALTH OFFICE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY - All efforts to return a student to class will be made if deemed appropriate by the health room staff. A student may be considered a candidate for exclusion from school or from the bus at the discretion of the health room staff. Reasons for exclusion from school and the bus may include but are not limited to vomiting, diarrhea, and fever of 100 or greater, significant injury not responding to treatment.

Children may not return to school until they are free from symptoms for 24 hours without the aid of symptom reducing medications such as Tylenol, or Ibuprofen. Do not send students to school that are sick and not feeling well, not only for the welfare of the student but also the other students and staff.

In the case of a serious illness or accident, every effort will be made to contact the parent or guardian. If the student’s condition appears to be an emergency, the Rio Rancho Emergency Medical System (911) will be called. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for notifying the school with any updates to the emergency card if there are any changes during the school year. This may include health, phone numbers or emergency contacts.


IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

VACCINE REMINDER

All students registering for the seventh grade (7th grade) MUST have a Tdap and Meningococcal immunizations on file. If you aren't sure whether or not the school has record of your child's vaccines, please call the Health Office at 505-892-1100 x58006 You may fax your students Immunization record to 505-892-9728. 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.

  • Immunization Toll Free Hotline 1-800-232-4636.

  • To obtain immunization records for yourself or your children, simply contact a Public Health Office near you!

VISION AND HEARING 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.