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When Is Sick Too Sick For School?

YouTube Video: When is Sick Too Sick For School?

Is your child feeling sick? It’s hard to know when to send them to school and when to keep them home. This Families Connected video covers a variety of illnesses and provides recommendations on whether or not your child should attend school.

¿Cuándo Está Enfermo Demasiado Enfermo Para La Escuela?

YouTube Video: ¿Cuándo Está Enfermo Demasiado Enfermo Para La Escuela?

¿Se siente enfermo su hijo(a)? Es difícil saber cuándo enviarlos a la escuela y cuándo mantenerlos en casa. Este video cubre una variedad de enfermedades y ofrece recomendaciones acerca de si su hijo(a) debe o no asistir a la escuela.

CDC - FLU - Talking to Children About Flu

NASN - Washing Your Hands video

NASN - Lavarse las Manos - Handwashing - Spanish video

NASN - Wearing Cloth Face Coverings video


NASN - Usar una Cubierta de Tela para la Cara - Face Covering  - Spanish video

CDC Handwashing Poster

CDC - Cover your Cough poster

Services Provided at Jefferson

  • First aid
  • Assessment of Illness
  • Immunization Records
  • School Health Records
  • Medication Administration
  • Vision & Hearing Screenings

General Health Office Rules/Guidelines:

New Mexico law requires all students be currently immunized or in the process before entry into school. Proof will be required at registration.

The school nurse should be informed about any health concerns, medical diagnosis or medications a student is taking.

Any student who is ill or injured is to be seen in the health office and the nurse or health assistant will coordinate with the parent to determine whether or not the student needs to go home. Students will only be released to a person listed on their emergency card and must be signed out at the front desk.

Prescription and over the counter medications can be stored in the health office, both require forms signed by a parent and the student's physician.

Health Clinic at WMS

Jefferson students can use the health clinic at Washington Middle School. Just mention your student is from Jefferson when making an appointment.


  Christine Cole (505) 255-8691 ex: 20504 Nurse
  Nissa Martinez (505) 255-8691 ex: 20601 Health Assistant