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sick day guidelines

According to APS policy if your student has any of the following symptoms, they should be kept home: 

  • Active vomiting (must be free of vomiting for 24 hours without the use of medication)
  • Fever of 100.4 or higher  (must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication)
  • 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 or skin condition (a rash that has not been seen or treated by a health care provider)
  • Any of the above symptoms in combination with fever or chills
  • 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 do not improve please call your healthcare provider.

Your child can return to school when he or she is well enough to take part in their education and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (acetaminophen, Tylenol®, ibuprofen, Motrin, Nyquil/Dayquil, etc.).  If they need medication to be in school, they are not ready to return to school.

 

COVID Corner

COVID Symptoms include:

fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. 

For students experiencing multiple symptoms testing for COVID is highly recommended. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the health office.

Please remember to report all absences to the school. If necessary you will be contacted.

 

If your student tests positive for COVID please complete the following form linked above and contact the health office. 

 

Once the form is received by the health office you will be contacted and given quarantine information as well as a return date for your student. 

COVID 19 isolation period is currently 5 days from the start of symptoms or test date for those who test positive without symptoms. Students who test positive for COVID are required to wear a mask for 5 days after the isolation period has ended. 

Please contact the school to report any positive COVID test results so we can make sure all positive cases are being reported to the Department of Health.

 

If you have been in close contact with someone who is positive for COVID

Per the CDC and NMPED quarantining is no longer required for close contacts regardless of vaccination status. If your student is not experiencing any COVID like symptoms that are listed above they may return to school the following day. If they are experiencing symptoms they must stay home and testing is highly recommended.

 

Contact Us:

Alexis Garcia, RN
Alexis.garcia@aps.edu
(505) 452-3137 Ext: 60504


Danielle Perea, HA
Danielle.perea@aps.edu
(505) 452-3137 Ext: 60508


Fax: (505) 873-1360


Health Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:25 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

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Vaccine shot

immunization information 
  • Immunization Records Up to Date
  • Start Exemption Form Completion if needed
  • Prepare for Medical Form turn-in such as Asthma Action Plans, Allergy Action Plans, or Special Diet Orders from student's primary provider. (Please see links located on the left side of the page to download and print these forms from home)

*Please remember that all orders are to be renewed every school year.