MLK Health Office

Be aware that if your child displays any COVID like symptoms at school he or she will be sent home.

Requirements to return to school are as follows:

  1. A minimum of 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared

  2. The student has been fever free for the past 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications.

  3. Respiratory symptoms and/or other symptoms have improved.

*Processes and Procedures are requirements set up by the NM Department of Education and are subject to change.

COVID Guidelines

Children should not come to school if they have any of the following complaints or symptoms:

  1. Temperature of 100 degrees or higher

  2. Cough or shortness of breath

  3. Chills, body aches, or muscle pain

  4. Headache

  5. Sore throat

  6. Recent loss of taste or smell

  7. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  8. In the last 14 days, has been diagnosed w/ Covid-19, lives with someone who has bee diagnosed with Covid-19, or been in the same indoor environment as a person who has been diagnosed or suspected to have Covid-19.

  9. In the last 14 days, has traveled outside of the state or country.

For more information on COVID-19 please visit the CDC website

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 office staff. A student may be considered a candidate for exclusion from school or from the bus at the discretion of the health office staff. Reasons for exclusion may include but are not limited to vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 or greater, and/or 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 your student but also of 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, 911 services 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 includes medical updates, change in phone numbers or emergency contacts.