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Laura Massey RN BSN is the Head School Nurse for Portales Municipal Schools. Her office is located in the high school. Laura has been a school nurse since 1993. She received her ADN through CCC Nursing and her BSN through University of Phoenix. 

Laura Massey RN BSN
201 S. Knoxville St.
lmassey@portalesschools.com
575.356.7015. ext. 6013


Influenza
Flu season is here! Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Each year flu viruses cause millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospital stays, and thousands or tens of thousands of deaths in the United States.
 
Please inform the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with influenza. 
The Flu a Guide for Parents

Our school nurses will be providing flu vaccines free of charge through Vaccine for Children. Only students with a signed consent form will receive the vaccine. Flu vaccine consent forms will be sent home as vaccine is received from the state. 

Please be in touch at any time to share important information that may impact your child. Especially u
pdating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so the nurse can always reach you.

We ask parents/guardians to notify their school nurse if their child has any medical problems such as allergies, experiencing a stressful situation, chronic illness, vision or hearing difficulties, recent surgery etc. The school nurses will work with the child’s physician, parent and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from his/her educational program.

Medication Requirements
District policy does not permit students to self-administer OTC (i.e. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, allergy or cold medicine) or prescribed medications (daily meds) during school. Documentation from the child’s physician and parent/guardian signature is required for all medications administration during school hours. Medication forms are available here on the website. 



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