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My name is Kathy Sallee and I am the nurse at MA Binford ES.  Melina Rodriguez is the Health Assistant.  We are here to help your students stay safe and healthy while learning, whether they are learning online at home, or in person at school.

As you know, school looks different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that there is much concern and stress about how we will protect your children and ourselves during this global pandemic.  I want to share some information with you about what to expect from the Health Office this school year. 

Chronic Health Conditions

  • Please let me know if your student has a chronic health condition for which s/he will need nursing support this school year.

COVID-19 Prevention

  • Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect ourselves from getting sick!
  • Please help us teach your students to wash hands often.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), we should wash our hands for at least 20 seconds to be effective in preventing disease.  In APS, students will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival, before and after lunch, before and after recess, and at the end of the day.
  • Each day before school, you, as parent/guardian, should go through a checklist of possible symptoms with your students and take their temperature.  Students should stay home from school if they exhibit any symptoms or have a temperature of 100.4 F or higher. Visit APS's site for a APS Daily COVID-19 Student Questionnaire or reference below under Important Reminders.
  • Students and staff are required to wear a mask while at school, except when eating.
  • Staff, students and visitors are required to social distance from others while at school. Social distancing means keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between one person and another.
  • Students displaying symptom(s) consistent with COVID-19 at school will wait in a designated room until a parent or approved emergency contact can pick them up.
  • Staff or visitors with symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 will not be allowed on campus.

Important Reminders

  • Complete the APS Daily COVID-19 Student Questionnaire each day before sending your student to school.
  • Report any verified or potential COVID-19 Illness in your immediate family to School staff (teacher, nurse or principal) immediately. Whether in remote or on-site learning, we need to properly follow up with NMDOH/NMPED public health guidelines.
  • Update parent and emergency contact numbers frequently using APS ParentVue. We must have working phone numbers so that we can reach a parent or emergency contact if your student is sick or injured.

Contact Information

  • Marine Rodriguez
    Nurse's Assistant

    (505) 836-0623 ex: 59409

Health Office Hours

  • 7:20am - 2:20pm
School Nurses: Keeping Students Health & Safe

Mission Statement

APS Nurses uniquely enhance the educational process for APS students by utilizing a standards/evidenced based practice to help students achieve academic excellence and to promote a quality, safe learning and working environment.