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Health Room Information

Registration - New and Returning Students

Students must be up-to-date on immunizations while attending La Luz Elementary School.

Please check in with the nurse to make sure all vaccines are up-to-date when you register your student. This is a requirement by the NM State Department of Health. 

Returning students -- please notify the nurse of any new immunizations received. 

For medical or religious immunization exemptions please have the exemption form approved by the state prior to the beginning of school in the Fall.  This form must be completed and approved by the state annually. 

If your student has any chronic illnesses that require medical procedures or medication at school, we must have the appropriate forms on file in the health room, signed by the parent and physician by the beginning of the school year.  All health forms must be updated each new school year. 

For more information and forms please visit the Nursing Department page at the APS website. 

If you have questions, please call or email the La Luz Elementary School nurse.  761-8415 ext 56106,


Health Screenings

The New Mexico Department of Health provides guidelines in the State Health Manual for routine health screenings of students who are new to the school district and who are in specified grades (the specified grades are subject to change by the Department of Health). The health screenings include: 

  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Height 
  • Weight

Students being tested for special education will be screened.

Screenings may also be requested by teachers and/or parents. Health screenings are an important assessment in detecting barriers to learning or accessing the learning environment and promoting early interventions. Health screenings are not diagnostic, if a student fails a screening, a referral will be made to your healthcare provider.

If you have any questions regarding health screenings, please contact the school nurse. 

If you would not like your child to have health screenings, this request must be submitted in writing to the school nurse annually.

Head Lice

Dear La Luz Parents and Staff,

Per APS Policy we do not send letters out to the entire school if a student or students have head lice.  We will send a letter out to the parents in a classroom if three to four students have had lice in that classroom (with the approval of our principal).  However, if your child has lice, it is helpful if you let his/her friends' parents know!  If you call and notify the health room, I will contact teachers who will then notify me of students "scratching!"

As always, we strive to respect confidentiality and protect students from teasing.

Thank You!
Marisela Ea, RN - School Nurse

Head Lice Information - APS

Steps to take if your child has head lice.

Head Lice 101

American Academy of Pediatrics Updates

Head Lice - American Academy of Pediatrics.pdf

Head Lice Resistance.pdf

Kids Health Website - Lice

Note:  Do not use a combination shampoo/conditioner, or conditioner before using lice medicine. Do not re-wash the hair for 1–2 days after the lice medicine is removed. These measures may reduce the effectiveness of lice medications.

Contact Megan Ketcher  Megan Ketcher Nurse
Contact Blanca Nunez  Blanca Nunez Health Aide

Phone: (505) 761-8415
Fax:      (505) 344-2890 

Nurses Virtual Office Hours:


     10:00 am. - 11:00 am.