Health Services

Welcome to the RRPS Health Services page! These pages are here to keep you updated on the latest, most important health-related information possible. We will be providing the latest updates on health warnings, health-wise strategies, and issues related to keeping our students as healthy as they can be all year.

Health-related questions? Contact our Nurse Coordinator, Jo Sanchez, at 896-0667, ext. 51124, or the nurse at your student's school.

Click here for all medication forms.

Health Alerts and Announcements

Immunization Requirements     

ALL STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE must have an updated TDaP and a menningococcal (MCV4) immunization. Please check with your student's nurse for additional information.

EXEMPTIONS: Only students who have a notarized medical or personal exemption form will be allowed to attend school without up-to-date immunizations. 

Click here for all Immunization Forms

Click here for RRPS Immunization Policy (#1015)

Health Alerts & News

  • Enterovirus D68 is one of many enteroviruses. It was first identified in California in 1962 but has not been commonly reported in the United States. The symptoms of this virus include sneezing, fever, runny nose, cough, body and muscle aches. The virus is spread through contact with respiratory secretions such as saliva, nasal mucus and sputum through coughing and sneezing.

    • Infants, children, and teenagers are more likely to become infected with the virus. Children with asthma or a history of wheezing are most at risk of more serious disease.

    • To prevent the transmission of this virus, encourage your child to cover their cough with a tissue or sleeve. Encourage good hand washing, and keep children home when they are sick. If your child has asthma, they should take their medicines regularly and maintain good control of their disease since asthma is a risk factor for the infection.

    • Contact your child's healthcare provider if your child complains of shortness of breath or wheezing.

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is a respiratory disease spread by person-to-person contact. Community health officials have reported this disease to be on the rise in New Mexico. Immunization against Pertussis is the best prevention! For more information on Pertussis, the signs and symptoms of Pertussis and treatment, please click here to visit the CDC page for more information.

  • Bed Bugs: Recent media coverage of Bed Bug infestations has caught the attention and concern of many New Mexicans. At this time, Beg Bugs are not a major public health issue in the state of New Mexico. These insects are similar to head lice in that they are a parasite that lives off of live hosts. They have not been found to spread disease. Parents and staff who have concerns about Bed Bugs can click here to go to the EPA website for more information on how to identify bed bugs bites and how to treat your home. 

  • Head Lice: Head lice have been co-existing with us since ancient times. Head lice are not a health hazard or a sign of poor hygiene and are not the cause of any disease. In the United States, preschool and elementary school students are the most common age groups who get head lice. Our goal is to help parents recognize head lice in their students so they can take action quickly. Your school nurse can provide information about the diagnosis and treatment options for families so children can return to school immediately.