Reporting Positive Covid Cases
Please remember to contact School Nurse or Principal if you (staff or parents) or yourstudent are COVID positive and in isolation and/or quarantine. The reasons for this are mostly so that we can support you and make sure we coordinate contactless materials distribution (delivery by hand or by mail) so you don't have to leave isolation/quarantine to come to the drive-by pick up. This is alsoso that I can do frequent check-ins with you to support your family with information and resources in light of the fact that due to overwhelming numbers of cases the NM Department of Health is no longer conducting daily follow-up calls to positive cases. And finally, the other reason is that if you have been on campus during the time of your illness or two days prior to your symptoms we will need to coordinate school closure and disinfecting.
When Is A Child To Sick For School
If you answer yes to any of the questions below please do not send your child to school. Contact a medical provider or call the COVID Hotline at 855-600-3453, then notify the health office at your child’s school.
- In the past 24 hours, has your child experienced:
- Congestion or runny nose
- Muscle/Body aches
- Sore Throat
- Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
- New loss of taste or smell
- Has your child recently been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of these symptoms?
- Has your child recently been in contact with anyone who has tested positive forCOVID-19?
Source: CDC Screening K-12, Students for symptoms of COVID-19
The Hodgin health office is here to care for students who have medical conditions, injuries, or illnesses. Please let the health office know if your child has a medical condition we need to be aware of. We will do our best to ensure that your student has their medical needs met so they can get the best education possible. We perform yearly grade level vision, hearing, height, weight, and dental screenings in K and 3rd. 1st-grade students receive vision screenings.
If your child becomes sick at school the health office will call an emergency contact listed on their profile to come to pick them up. They can only be released to someone listed on their emergency contacts and that person must have a valid ID for pick up. It is very important that we have up-to-date phone numbers for you and the emergency contacts. You can update contact information in ParentVue .
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's health at school, please contact the nurse at 505-881-9855 ext. 45013.
- Practice good hand washing habits. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use an alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
- Cough and sneeze in your elbow.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Do not share food, drink, or eating utensils with each other.
- Stay at home if you are sick.
- Students may not return to school unless they have been fever free for 24 hours with NO medication.
UNM School-Based Health Centers
UNM School-Based Health Centers(SBHCs) are located at several schools around Albuquerque. SBHCs will see APS students for immunizations, medical care, case management, behavioral health, and dental care. They see ALL APS students regardless of insurance or immigration status. Appointments are recommended.
Employee Contact Information
Parents/Guardians can now look up shot records through the Department of Health. Once you enter your information you can download and print shot records. Please visit VaxViewNM.
If you have questions regarding your child's immunizations please send an email to the health assistant email@example.com
- Allergy Action Plan (PDF)
- Allergy Special Diet Form (PDF)
- Asthma Action Plan (PDF)
- Authorization of Parent for OTC Med or Short Term Prescription English (PDF)
- Diabetes Medical Management Plan Order (PDF)
- Immunization Requirements-2020-2021 (PDF)
- NM Exemption Form (PDF)
- Provider Order and Medication Authorization Form (PDF)
- Seizure Medical Management Plan (PDF)
If you need help signing up for Medicaid please contact the APS Medicaid Enrollment Office.
- Brian Bolding, 505-855-5261
- Christina Almansa (bilingual), 505-855-5261
Reduce Eye Strain
It is important to remind students to take eye breaks during virtual learning. Here are some tips!
- Have students look away from the screen every 20 minutes and focus on an object at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
- Keep student's device at least 16 inches away from their face.
- Take a 10 minute break from devices every hour.
- Adjust the screen brightness. Too bright will cause them to squint and too dim causes strain.
- Remind them to blink when they are using electronic devices. Studies show blinking slows down 5 to 10 times when looking at a screen causing dry eyes.