School Nurse


Deming Public School health team wants to ensure all students have equal access to quality health care, promote a healthier lifestyle through health education and optimal management of health issues, and encourage students to become more responsible and independent in making positive decisions regarding their health.


We are committed to a culture of excellence in the school Nurses' Office and encourage parental involvement with student health issues. 

We feel it is important to keep parent/guardian informed with the most up to date health-related information. During the school year, the "New Mexico Department of Health will issue Health Alerts and Recommendation which will be posted on our page.

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Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones. Water has no calories, so it can also help with managing body weight and reducing calorie intake when substituted for drinks with calories, such as sweet tea or regular soda.

Water helps your body:

  • Keep a normal temperature.
  • Lubricate and cushion joints.
  • Protect your spinal cord and other sensitive tissues.
  • Get rid of wastes through urination, perspiration, and bowel movements.

 Your body needs more water when you are:

  • In hot climates.
  • More physically active.
  • Running a fever.
  • Having diarrhea or vomiting.

For more information go to the source at the CDC. Click here!



Many parents ask, “When is my child sick enough to stay home from school?”

This is not always an easy question to answer! We hope that these tips can help!

A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to

other children and staff. We suggest making a plan for childcare ahead of time so you will not

be caught without a comforting place for your child to stay if he/she is ill.

Our school policy states that you should not send your child to school if he/she has:

  • Fever in the past 24 hours, greater than 100.3.
  • Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to


  • Bad cold, with a very runny nose or bad cough, especially if it has kept the child awake at


Giving your child fever reducers, anti-diarrhea, anti-nausea medications before school only addresses the complaint for a few hours and symptoms can return during school hours.  If your child becomes ill at school and the school nurse feels your child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be called to come and take him/her home from school. It is essential that the nurse has a phone number where you can be contacted during the day and an emergency number in the event you cannot be reached. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. If your daytime or emergency phone number changes during the year, please notify your child’s school to update contact information.

These guidelines are meant to serve the best interests of all the children in school. If you have

questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call your child’s school.