FMS Health Services

FMS Health Services Welcome to the Health Services Department of Farmington Municipal Schools.

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The FMS Health Services Team is excited to announce that we are hiring! We are looking to add Registered Nurses and Heal...
10/12/2021

The FMS Health Services Team is excited to announce that we are hiring! We are looking to add Registered Nurses and Health Assistants to our talented group of health professionals. If you have been thinking of making the jump into school health, like working with children and love the idea of having the summer off, we would like to meet you!

Applications can be submitted at: https://www.applitrack.com/fmsk12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Nurses%2fHealth+Aides

The FMS Health Services Team is excited to announce that we are hiring! We are looking to add Registered Nurses and Health Assistants to our talented group of health professionals. If you have been thinking of making the jump into school health, like working with children and love the idea of having the summer off, we would like to meet you!

Applications can be submitted at: https://www.applitrack.com/fmsk12/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Nurses%2fHealth+Aides

As we welcome back our students at full capacity this year, it is more important than ever to do your part to keep every...
09/01/2021

As we welcome back our students at full capacity this year, it is more important than ever to do your part to keep everyone safe. Please do not send your student to school if they have any of the symptoms listed below. Reach out to your school Health Office to determine the best course of action. Thank you for working together to protect our community!

As we welcome back our students at full capacity this year, it is more important than ever to do your part to keep everyone safe. Please do not send your student to school if they have any of the symptoms listed below. Reach out to your school Health Office to determine the best course of action. Thank you for working together to protect our community!

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07/06/2021

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Farmington Families, mark this event on your calendars!
Farmington Schools will have an Immunization Clinic for middle and high school students at Central Office (3401 E. 30th Street) on Wednesday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No appointment is needed, but we encourage families to reserve a time by calling (505) 324-9840 extension 3106 (remember to leave a message). Immunizations include the Tdap and meningococcal vaccines (both required for 7th grade). We will also be offering the HPV and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Our thanks to our partners at SJC Public Health Department for making this event possible for our families and staff. See you then!

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3e4cALk

Our final Employee Spotlight for this school year is JJ Holt, the School Nurse at Heights Middle School.  JJ, never doub...
05/04/2021

Our final Employee Spotlight for this school year is JJ Holt, the School Nurse at Heights Middle School. JJ, never doubt that you make a difference! FMS Health Services is better off for having you as a part of our team. We hope you realize the positive effect you have on others!

Our final Employee Spotlight for this school year is JJ Holt, the School Nurse at Heights Middle School. JJ, never doubt that you make a difference! FMS Health Services is better off for having you as a part of our team. We hope you realize the positive effect you have on others!

Next week is Student COVID-19 Vaccination Week! The NM Dept. of Health and NM Public Education Department have partnered...
04/30/2021

Next week is Student COVID-19 Vaccination Week! The NM Dept. of Health and NM Public Education Department have partnered to give students 16 and older priority to receive their COVID vaccine next week, May 3rd through May 8th.
Make sure to register your student at VaccineNM.org. If you have questions call the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-600-3453 or ask a member of your School Health Team.

New Mexico is moving in the right direction and we are thrilled!  Please keep in mind that the current Public Health Ord...
04/29/2021

New Mexico is moving in the right direction and we are thrilled! Please keep in mind that the current Public Health Order does not impact New Mexico's public schools. We remind all FMS families that all COVID-Safe Practices, including mask-wearing, are still in effect.

Our friends at the San Juan County Public Health Office will be offering Well Child Immunizations on Fridays, starting o...
04/22/2021

Our friends at the San Juan County Public Health Office will be offering Well Child Immunizations on Fridays, starting on April 30. This is a great opportunity to catch up on any missing vaccinations for your children. Please call 505-327-4461 with any questions.

Our friends at the San Juan County Public Health Office will be offering Well Child Immunizations on Fridays, starting on April 30. This is a great opportunity to catch up on any missing vaccinations for your children. Please call 505-327-4461 with any questions.

Take a moment to get to know our Health Assistant, Brianna, for April's Employee Spotlight. Brianna brings a great deal ...
04/01/2021

Take a moment to get to know our Health Assistant, Brianna, for April's Employee Spotlight. Brianna brings a great deal of compassion and enthusiasm to our team. We are so grateful you are our colleague, Brianna!

Take a moment to get to know our Health Assistant, Brianna, for April's Employee Spotlight. Brianna brings a great deal of compassion and enthusiasm to our team. We are so grateful you are our colleague, Brianna!

03/25/2021

Don't forget your necessities! A RUVNA screening will be sent for each in-person student starting at 6:30am on school days. Follow the provided link in the text or email to complete the screening before arriving at school. If RUVNA tells you to not come to school, please stay home, be aware that health office staff will be reaching out to you for more information.

For a refresher click this link;
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG1g0ZT2be0&t=12s
Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCPm_UZFMk&t=3s

The FMS Health Services Team is very excited to welcome back more of our students next week!  Keep in mind that if your ...
03/22/2021

The FMS Health Services Team is very excited to welcome back more of our students next week! Keep in mind that if your student needs medication at school, accompanying paperwork must be completed. Please reach out to your School Nurse or other Health Services Staff member before your student returns to in-person learning.

The FMS Health Services Team is very excited to welcome back more of our students next week! Keep in mind that if your student needs medication at school, accompanying paperwork must be completed. Please reach out to your School Nurse or other Health Services Staff member before your student returns to in-person learning.

Our Employee Spotlight this month is on Cassandra Gamboa.  Cassandra has been with us for three years and we are all the...
03/08/2021

Our Employee Spotlight this month is on Cassandra Gamboa. Cassandra has been with us for three years and we are all the better for it! We love having you Nurse Cassandra!

Our Employee Spotlight this month is on Cassandra Gamboa. Cassandra has been with us for three years and we are all the better for it! We love having you Nurse Cassandra!

For February, our Employee Spotlight is on Angie at Mesa View Middle School!  Angie brings a great deal of experience an...
02/03/2021

For February, our Employee Spotlight is on Angie at Mesa View Middle School! Angie brings a great deal of experience and compassion to our team and we are all the better for it! Thanks for being such an asset, Angie!

For February, our Employee Spotlight is on Angie at Mesa View Middle School! Angie brings a great deal of experience and compassion to our team and we are all the better for it! Thanks for being such an asset, Angie!

Do you have questions regarding registering for your COVID vaccine and scheduling an appointment? Look below for flyers ...
01/29/2021

Do you have questions regarding registering for your COVID vaccine and scheduling an appointment? Look below for flyers in English and Spanish from our partners at the New Mexico Department of Health.

Our friends at the San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program are partnering with other community members in the dental fie...
01/22/2021

Our friends at the San Juan College Dental Hygiene Program are partnering with other community members in the dental field to present the 2021 Give Kids A Smile Day. This is an amazing opportunity for free dental services for children ages 5 - 12 years old. Be sure to call and make an appointment, as walk-ins cannot be seen.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your School Nurse, other Health Services Staff Member, or by calling 505-566-3126.

Don't forget your necessities! A RUVNA screening will be sent for each in-person student starting at 6:30am on school da...
01/13/2021

Don't forget your necessities! A RUVNA screening will be sent for each in-person student starting at 6:30am on school days. Follow the provided link in the text or email to complete the screening before arriving at school. If RUVNA tells you to not come to school, please stay home, be aware that health office staff will be reaching out to you for more information.

For a refresher click this link;
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG1g0ZT2be0&t=12s
Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCPm_UZFMk&t=3s

Next week some of our Pre-K - 5th grade in-person learners and our Jumpstart programs will be able to re-enter the build...
01/12/2021

Next week some of our Pre-K - 5th grade in-person learners and our Jumpstart programs will be able to re-enter the buildings.
With this exciting day getting closer we would like to remind you to ask yourself these 3 questions that are part of our RUVNA check in prior to sending your child to school every day.
Any students that come to school with symptoms, or those that can answer "yes" to these questions will be sent home from school per our state and district guidelines.
Please help us keep our students, staff, and community safe!
We are excited to have you back!

Get to know our awesome nurse, Mandy, in this month's Employee Spotlight!  Mandy is an essential part of our team and we...
01/11/2021

Get to know our awesome nurse, Mandy, in this month's Employee Spotlight! Mandy is an essential part of our team and we are fortunate to have her! On top of being the School Nurse for Rocinante High School and San Juan College High School, Mandy is also our CPR Instructor and AED Coordinator. Thanks for all that you do for our community, Mandy!

Everyone loves the holidays! One reason is all the yummy snacks and treats! Don't forget to protect your teeth by brushi...
12/11/2020

Everyone loves the holidays! One reason is all the yummy snacks and treats! Don't forget to protect your teeth by brushing at least twice a day. Below is a fun video to watch with your kiddos if they need a few pointers on teeth brushing. If you have any questions, please reach out to your School Nurse or other Health Services Staff Member.

https://youtu.be/hDZXSMU2lAk

The weather is getting colder, and we’re all spending more time indoors. If you’re looking for some fun ideas to break t...
12/07/2020

The weather is getting colder, and we’re all spending more time indoors. If you’re looking for some fun ideas to break the routine, try one of these! Most use things you might have lying around the house!
https://www.weareteachers.com/easy-science-experiments/

This month for our Employee Spotlight we would like to introduce Vanessa! Vanessa is a huge asset at Farmington Preschoo...
12/04/2020

This month for our Employee Spotlight we would like to introduce Vanessa! Vanessa is a huge asset at Farmington Preschool Academy East. We are lucky to have you Vanessa, thanks for all of your hard work!

We are living in unprecedented times right now and it is extremely important to take care of your mental health.   Sacra...
11/19/2020

We are living in unprecedented times right now and it is extremely important to take care of your mental health. Sacramento City Unified School District created a Virtual Calming Room that is a great resource for adults and children alike. It is a place for families to find tools and strategies for managing emotions and feelings as well as building resilience. When you have a spare moment check it out! There are links for music, meditation, live animal cameras and more!

https://calmingroom.scusd.edu/

11/18/2020
San Juan Regional Medical Center

Take a look at the short video our colleagues at San Juan Regional Medical Center created explaining the difference between isolation and quarantine.
Let's continue to support our community and healthcare providers by wearing our masks, social distancing, and following current public health orders. We are forever thankful for our local healthcare providers!

When it comes to COVID-19, there is a big difference between Isolation and Quarantine. Dr. Brad Greenberg, Emergency Medicine Physician and Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness at San Juan Regional Medical Center explains the differences and how important these two protocols are in controlling the spread of the virus in our community.

#COVID19 San Juan County NM City of Farmington, New Mexico Aztec New Mexico Town of Kirtland, NM #NavajoNation

Don't forget to take time to slow down and take care of yourself during these times, try any of these tips for self care...
11/18/2020

Don't forget to take time to slow down and take care of yourself during these times, try any of these tips for self care and protecting your immune system.

We would like to introduce Melissa as our first employee spotlight!  Melissa is a wonderful part of the FMS Health Servi...
11/04/2020

We would like to introduce Melissa as our first employee spotlight! Melissa is a wonderful part of the FMS Health Services Team as a Health Assistant at Northeast Elementary School. Melissa, we are grateful to have you, thanks for all that you do!

It’s Red Ribbon Week – a time dedicated to encouraging kids to make healthy choices and stay alcohol- and substance-free...
10/30/2020

It’s Red Ribbon Week – a time dedicated to encouraging kids to make healthy choices and stay alcohol- and substance-free.

Our classrooms look quite a bit different this year, and families are spending more time together than ever before, giving us more ways to have conversations with our kids—and bridge the gap between prevention efforts at home and at school.

Below is a video that is a great way to start the conversation with your student about staying alcohol- and substance-free.

If you have any questions, please reach out to your School Nurse or other Health Services Staff Member.

Have a great weekend!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Luw2tiMuLk&feature=youtu.be

Farmington Municipal Schools
10/30/2020

Farmington Municipal Schools

Schools across the FMS district have experienced a decrease in the number of families and students completing the RUVNA health screening prior to going to school or a bus stop. The decrease has been as high as 15% in some schools.

The RUVNA health screening is required for all students attending At-School instruction. The health screening is important in helping keep students and staff safe. FMS has received feedback from school staff of families who are refusing to self-screen or blocking the school’s phone number so staff cannot reach those who are not screening. Refusal to screen or an absence of communication do not relieve families of the RUVNA screening requirement.

Students who do not screen on a regular basis will be moved to At-Home learning.

Partnership with families is a priority for FMS, now more than ever. FMS thanks all families who continue to screen their children before school and looks forward to higher RUVNA completion rates across the district.

Tutorials for the RUVNA app can be found in English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG1g0ZT2be0&t=11s and in Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCPm_UZFMk&t=1s.

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Este mensaje está destinado a familias, tutores y estudiantes que actualmente asisten a la instrucción en la escuela. Dado que es probable que los exámenes de salud de RUVNA se utilicen durante el resto del año, todas las familias reciben este correo electrónico como información avanzada. Aquellas familias que están en instrucción en el hogar o en escuelas secundarias no están recibiendo el examen de salud RUVNA en este momento.

Las escuelas de todo el distrito de FMS han experimentado una disminución en el número de familias y estudiantes que completan el examen de salud de RUVNA antes de ir a la escuela o la parada del autobús. La disminución ha llegado al 15% en algunas escuelas.

El examen de salud RUVNA es obligatorio para todos los estudiantes que asisten a la instrucción en la escuela. El examen de salud es importante para ayudar a mantener seguros a los estudiantes y al personal. FMS ha recibido comentarios del personal de la escuela sobre familias que se niegan a autoevaluarse o bloquean el número de teléfono de la escuela para que el personal no pueda comunicarse con aquellos que no están evaluando. La negativa a realizar una evaluación o la ausencia de comunicación no exime a las familias del requisito de evaluación de RUVNA.

Los estudiantes que no evalúen regularmente serán trasladados al aprendizaje en casa.

La asociación con las familias es una prioridad para FMS, ahora más que nunca. FMS agradece a todas las familias que continúan evaluando a sus hijos antes de la escuela y espera que las tasas de finalización de RUVNA sean más altas en todo el distrito.

Los tutoriales para la aplicación RUVNA se pueden encontrar en inglés: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG1g0ZT2be0&t=11sy en español aquí: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gCPm_UZFMk&t=3s

Do you know the warning signs of type 1 diabetes? Knowing the warning signs can help save lives. Beyond Type 1 has launc...
10/22/2020

Do you know the warning signs of type 1 diabetes? Knowing the warning signs can help save lives. Beyond Type 1 has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the warning signs of type 1 diabetes. Talk to your school nurse or visit the website for more information!
https://beyondtype1.org/dkacampaign/

FMS Health Services would like to send a huge “Thank You” to parents, family members, teachers, and staff for making our...
10/14/2020

FMS Health Services would like to send a huge “Thank You” to parents, family members, teachers, and staff for making our return to in-person learning a success yesterday. We thank you for all that you do and for your cooperation as we continue to return more students to school. Our Health Assistants and School Nurses were so excited to see our students in the building. We love our students!

Please remember to complete the RUVNA Screening for your student every day before they get on the bus or arrive at school. Also, please also remember to send your student with a mask and full water bottle to school each day.

If you have any questions about masks, RUVNA or any other health concerns for your student as they return to in-person learning, please reach out to your School Nurse or other FMS Health Services staff member.

10/12/2020
Farmington Municipal Schools

We are looking forward to seeing some of our Pre-K and elementary students starting tomorrow! Please see the below video on our screening process for in-person students with RUVNA.

On Tuesday, PreK and elementary students At-School learners will return to schools and classrooms. (Those in At-Home learning will continue learning from home and this message does not apply to those students at this time.) This is an exciting day for FMS and a day that our school leaders and teachers are looking forward to and have put in countless hours to make possible.

To help our students and staff stay safe and healthy, FMS is asking that all parents of At-School learners complete a simple and quick health screening. The web-based screening is completed through a link that is sent via text message or email. A short tutorial on how to complete the screening can below.

The health screening does require a temperature check. Parents/Guardians will be responsible for the temperature check of their children. This is the most efficient means possible for students to be screened before entering schools and starting the school day on time. Digital, oral thermometers can be found in stores or online for approximately $10. If a temperature check cannot be conducted at home, students will be screened at school. FMS asks that all efforts be made to screen children at home, so our schools can begin instruction on time.

With Labor Day weekend just a few days away, it’s important to remind FMS parents of the Governor’s existing health order (EXECUTIVE ORDER 2020-056). Be aware the health order requires anyone leaving the state to quarantine for 14 days. All students should abide by the order, with the only exceptions work or medical appointments. Please be aware that if a student travels out of state, they should quarantine for 14 days and continue virtual school. The entire order is available to view here or at this link:https://www.governor.state.nm.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Executive-Order-2020-056.pdf

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Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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It's stressful being home all the time! Here's a great video from the State of New Mexico Public Education Department to help with that!