Health Office

Health Office-RRMS     

The Rio Rancho Middle School Health Office is staffed by a full-time Registered Nurse and a full-time Health Assistant. Our goal is to not only provide first aid to students, staff, and parents, but to also encourage healthy lifestyles through education.

Tina Lovato, RN
Damien Rodarte, Health Assistant
505-891-5335 ext 54654 or 505-962-4654 
REMINDER:  All students registering for the seventh grade MUST have a Tdap & MCV4 (Meningococcal) immunization on file.  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.  


 
HEALTH ROOM PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES
The health room is a facility where sick or injured students are triaged, assessed, treated and/or referred for further treatment. It is staffed with a State Department of Education licensed school nurse or health assistant at all times.

All efforts will be made to return a student to class if deemed appropriate by the 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 room staff. Reasons for exclusion from school may include, but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees or greater, significant injury, or symptoms not responding to treatment.

All medication will be dispensed according to the Rio Rancho Public School medication policy and procedure:
1) Prescription medications will be dispensed in the health office when accompanied by a completed Medication Authorization form, and the medication is in its original pharmacy labeled container.
2) In the case of over-the-counter medication, the parent will provide the medication in an original sealed container and complete an Over the Counter Medication Authorization form.
A complete copy of this Policy and Procedure can be obtained via the internet at www.rrps.net or at your child's school health office.

Students who are placed on antibiotics by their physician must remain at home for the first 24 hours of therapy.

In the case of a serious illness or accident, every effort will be made to contact the parent or guardian. Parents and/or guardians must be responsible for updating the emergency card if there are any changes to phone numbers or address/s during the school year. If the student's condition is emergent (appears to be an emergency), the Rio Rancho Emergency Medical System will be initiated through the 911 telephone system. The decision to transport a student to a local health care facility will be made by the attending paramedic, unless the parent or guardian is present.
Announcements
FLU INFORMATION
Phoenix, as flu season is quickly approaching we have some general information for you. The best way to prevent the Flu is to WASH YOUR HANDS, get plenty of fluids and rest, and to get a Flu shot. As always, if your child has a fever (greater than 100.4) the night before a school day, they must stay home the next day!



Contacts

Lovato, Tina
Business: 
 505-962-4654
Email:   tina.lovato@rrps.net
   
Rodarte, Damien
Business:   505-962-4654
Email:   damien.rodarte@rrps.net