Skip to Content

Safe & Healthy Schools

//Safe & Healthy Schools
Safe & Healthy Schools 2020-02-07T13:21:45-07:00

Coordinated School Health YuccaVision

Healthier kids make better students.
Better students make healthier communities.


The Safe and Healthy Schools Bureau believe that ALL students can become successful and responsible individuals who value and choose an active and healthy lifestyle.

Through leadership and teamwork, the Bureau advocates and provides support for schools and families to implement school health programs, and health and nutrition services.   Through intra/inter and community agency collaboration, the Bureau works to promote healthier schools by providing professional development, technical assistance and resources to local education agencies.   Schools are able to develop, implement and evaluate school health programs and activities, designed to improve instruction and increase student learning.   Health-promoting schools become high-achieving schools, which is based on the philosophy that “healthy kids make better students and better students make healthier communities”.

Circle with green star in center and the word community encircling the centerWhole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model: A New Approach

By focusing on youth, addressing critical education and health outcomes, organizing collaborative actions and initiatives that support students, and strongly engaging community resources, the WSCC approach offers important opportunities that may improve healthy development and educational attainment for students. Learn more about this approach in a special issue of the Journal of School Health, and at the Center for Disease Control website.

Attendance for Success

Attendance for Success Act Chapter 223 House Bill 236 2019

Mission Graduate Attendance for Success Conference Presentation

More information coming soon.

Novel Coronavirus- New Mexico Department of Health Updates

A new coronavirus is causing an outbreak of pneumonia. The virus was first identified in December 2019, among people who visited a seafood and animal market in Wuhan City, China. Health authorities have confirmed that the virus is able to spread from person to person. Cases have been identified in the United States.

If either of the following are true, call the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at (505) 827-0006:

  • You have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and in the 14 days before your symptoms started, you visited mainland China or were in contact with a person known to have novel coronavirus
  • You do not have fever, cough, or shortness of breath, but you did travel to mainland China in the last 14 days or were in contact with a person known to have novel coronavirus


Vax view print your child's shot recordDid you know… you can now print your child’s shot record

(or your own!) at

Simply go to

and enter in a few pieces of information. It is so easy!

Helpful Links


Page last updated February 7, 2020