- Here at Independence, we want to teach our children to be their own health advocate. So as parents, please teach the importance of getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy breakfast & lunch, drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and washing their hands before eating, after using the restroom and after play. Here in the clinic the nurse will also provide teaching whenever possible to help students learn the importance of health in their own life!
- Please be sure your student's immunizations are up to date or that you have an exemption form on file.
Shots for Tots and Teens
- If your student contracts any contagious disease, such as strep throat, flu, chicken pox etc., please notify the school nurse immediately, and inquire about district policies and procedures regarding school attendance and when to stay home/return to school.
WHEN TO STAY HOME/WHEN TO GO HOME
- Temperature over 100.4
- Contagious disease
- Any other concern by parent, school nurse or physician
COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT
Mumps Alert-Important Notice to Parents and Guardians, please see attached letter in English or Spanish.
Mumps Alert letter_English 2-10-1722.pdf
Mumps Alert letter_Spanish 2-10-17_12.pdf
As always if you have any questions regarding this information please reach out to your Resource Nurse.
WHEN TO RETURN TO SCHOOL
- After fever, diarrhea, vomiting has stopped for 24 hours without the use of medications
- After 24 hours of antibiotic use for other contagious illnesses that require medication.
Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding whether your child should come to school or stay home
New forms must be completed every school year.
The school nurse must be notified before any medications are sent to school with students. Most medications can be administered before or after school. When medications must be brought to school, the nurse is required by District Policy and state law to have a "Permission to Give Prescription Medication at School" form on file with the doctor's signed order and the parent's signature. The medication must be brought in its original container, labeled with the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time and number of days it must be administered.
Permission for Medication
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION
Can be given if parent has submitted online parent forms giving the school nurse permission to do so.
If your child has medications for any of the above named health conditions, we ask that you have your provider fill out care plan forms (see link), that you also sign. This will give us direction on what to do should an emergency arise. We do this for your child's safety. These medications also need to be in the original container, labeled with the student's name, name of the medication, and dosage.
Allergy and Anaphylaxis Health Care Plan
CDE Asthma Action Plan
Occassionally, students come to the clinic in need of a change of clothing. If you have any shirts, pants, etc that you no longer need please consider donating some items to the clinic. All sizes are appreciated.
DOES YOUR CHILD HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE?
For more information or if you have questions please contact Myriana Rodriguez at 720-554-5063 or Veronica Reynoso at 720-554-5065 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org