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Socorro Independent School District nurses are stepping up to support employees, students and parents in the Team SISD community who have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.
Nurses at all SISD campuses are participating to Keep SISD Safe with up-to-date information for anyone in the district who wants to know more about staying healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
The nurses are following guidelines from the El Paso health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to answer questions from the SISD community.
“Our district nurses are amazing,” said Marivel Macias, SISD assistant superintendent of administrative services. “They came together and wanted to make sure that they were able to provide their knowledge, their experience and support to all of our essential employees and SISD community.”
It is especially important to offer health services resources and assistance to all essential personnel who are diligently working to make sure that the district continues to move forward during the closure, Macias said.
Nurses are available to assist all campus employees, students or parents. They are also supporting essential personnel in Child Nutrition Services, Police Services, Facilities and Operations, Transportation, Technology Services, the District Service Center and Education Center.
“It’s a personalized resource for #TeamSISD employees to get the answers to questions they may have, from a nurse that they trust. Our vision is for our dedicated employees to feel supported and confident in their health as they come in to work each and every day ready to do an incredible job.” Macias said.
Nurses can be reached through their district email addresses and their office phone numbers.
They are available from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer any questions or provide guidance.
“I’m extremely proud of our nursing team and what we are doing,” said Nickole Renteria, Eastlake High School nurse and interim assistant nurse manager. “Our nurses are being proactive in reaching out to the community.”
On a regular basis, school nurses are critical to the SISD community by providing guidance and resources regarding health and wellness. During the coronavirus pandemic, they are more important than ever and have expanded their services remotely to continue to assist Team SISD.
“We are here to help with the anxiety and questions the community has but also to assist and alleviate the El Paso health department during this time,” said Rebecca Madrid, SISD nurse manager. “We want our community to know that our nurses are health services experts and that we are here to serve and assist our SISD community.”