School nursing, a practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential. NASN February 2017.
Vision: All students will be healthy, safe, and ready to learn.
All efforts will be made to return a student to class if deemed appropriate by the Stapleton Elementary health office staff. A student may be considered a candidate for exclusion from school or from the school bus at the discretion of the health office staff. Reasons for exclusion from school or bus may include, but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees or greater, significant injury, or symptoms not responding to treatment.
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 are responsible for notifying the school with any updates to the emergency information if there are any changes during the school year. This may include health, phone numbers or emergency contacts.

2019 Novel Coronavirus


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