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Reporting Covid Positive Cases

Please remember to contact School Nurse or Principal if you (parents) or your student are COVID positive and in isolation and/or quarantine. The reason for this is 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, contact those who are close contacts in the school, and disinfect the school building.

When Is A Child Too 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.

  1. In the past 24 hours, has your child experienced:
    • Fever ≥ 100.4
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Fatigue/tiredness
    • Cough
    • Nausea/vomiting
    • Muscle/Body aches
    • Sore Throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Headache
    • Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
    • New loss of taste or smell
  2. Has your child recently been in close contact with anyone who has exhibited any of these symptoms?
  3. Has your child recently been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

Source: CDC Screening K-12 Students for symptoms of COVID-19

Health Office

The Longfellow 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 505-764-2024 ext. 21705.

Preventing Illness

  • Practice good hand washing habits.
  • 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.


  • All students must have current immunizations in order to enter or remain in school. Please bring most current records when registering for school.
  • Immunization can be obtained from primary care physicians or N.M. Department of Health. The Department of Health now offers a website to access your student's immunization records .
  • If you have questions regarding your child's immunizations please send an email to the health assistant

Health Office Hours

  • 7:25 am - 2:25 pm
  • 505-764-2024 ext 21705

Contact Information

Luisa Encinias

Employee Title

Educ Asst: Health

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Health Insurance

APS Medicaid Department is available to help families enroll in Medicaid or refer for other eligible services. Please call 505-855-5261 or 505-855-9820 (for Spanish speakers) for more information. Click here for more information.

School Based Health Centers

School-Based Health Center provides services to all APS students, which include primary health care, mental health services and social services.

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