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Nora Orozco (Health Assistant) 836-0288 ext. 58432

April Reese (School Nurse) 836-0288 ext. 58446

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School Nurse

Meet Your School Nurse

Hello Parents and Students,

My name is April Reese and this is my second year as the school nurse at Alamosa Elementary.  I have been a RN for 7 years, and I have worked in many healthcare settings including: ICU, Med-Surg, ER, PACU, and hospice.  Working in a school setting has been a positive experience and I love getting to interact with the students every day.

Nora Orozco is the Health Assistant and has worked at Alamosa for 10 years.  She is very organized and does a wonderful job making sure the students are taking their medications correctly, wearing their glasses if ordered, and making sure everyone is up to date on immunizations.  Nora strongly supports the Dallas Cowboys, but try not to hold that against her.

We are both here to help your student stay healthy and in school. Should you have any questions or health concerns please stop by the office so we can talk. Our door is always open.

Below are some Sick Day Guidelines:

If your child becomes ill and doesn’t feel well enough to take part in school, as parents or guardians, you should keep your child home until the symptoms improve.  This also can help to prevent the spread of the illness to others at school.  These are some of the examples of when your child should be kept home:

 •Active vomiting

 •Active diarrhea – three or more times in six hours

 •The beginning of an airway infection (cold/cough/runny nose) [This is especially important for those who are unable to manage their own body fluids]

 •Extreme tiredness and/or lack of appetite

 •Fever with headache, body aches, earache, sore throat

•Undiagnosed or unknown rash (a rash that has not been seen or treated by a health care provider)

 •Any of the above symptoms with fever or chills

 •Untreated skin conditions such as impetigo, lice, scabies, or similar conditions

 •If antibiotic treatment is needed, your child should remain home for the first full 24 hours of medication (e.g., if your child has three doses per day ordered, then three doses must be given before the child returns to school)

Your child can return to school when he or she is well enough to take part in school and has had no fever for 24 hours without medication (acetaminophen, Tylenol®, etc.).