Health Corner

Health Corner

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SKCEE has a dedicated health para, Tamie Adams, five days a week, Mondays through Fridays (all day). We also have a school nurse, Patty Nakata. Patty is at our school one day a week, Wednesday (all day). Our Health Room is located next to the Main Office. When a Nurse is not available, the office personnel take care of any sick children or emergencies.

Our Health Staff is responsible for the maintenance of the following:

  • Health Records
  • Routine Health Checks
  • Parental contact concerning health problems
  • Care of minor injuries
  • Hearing and vision screening
  • Training staff for protocol regarding high-medical need students

 

How Sick Is Too Sick? When to Keep Children at Home

Please read this, How Sick is too Sick Illness Policy, for tips on when to keep your child at home. It is our school policy that students be fever-free (100` F or more) for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medication, before they can come back to school.

Communicable Diseases

Please call the school immediately if your child is absent from school due to a communicable disease. Precautions may need to be taken to protect other children.

Head Lice

DPS follows the Center for Disease Control (CDC) policies and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) guidelines for school settings regarding Head Lice. Resources:

  • Visit the CDC website for the latest information on Head Lice, including treatment and prevention.

 

Immunizations

At the time of admission, parent/guardian(s) must provide documentation of immunization status or exemption as required by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environmental (CDPHE). Immunizations must be updated and recorded as specified on the certificate of immunization or alternate certificate of immunization as supplied and approved by the CDPHE.

Colorado law requires proof of immunization prior to or on the first day of admission.

Below are the vaccines required for students attending Colorado licensed child cares and schools. More information is available here: Child Care | School.

Vaccines required to enter Preschool:

  • Hepatitis B.
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap).
  • Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib).
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV).
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13) or polysaccharide (PPSV23).
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).
  • Varicella (chicken pox).

 

Vaccines required to enter school (K-12)

  •  Hepatitis B.
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTap).*
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV).*
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR).*
  • Varicella (chicken pox).
  • *Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap).*

*Students 4 through 6 years of age are required to have their final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella prior to kindergarten entry. 

 

General Health Appraisals

This form (provided here) is to be completed by a health care provider who has seen the child in the last twelve months. The statement must include when the next visit is required by the health care provider. If a child’s parent is a licensed physician, M.D. or O.D., it is legally acceptable for that parent to sign his or her own child’s form.

  • If the child has been seen within the last 12 months all that is necessary is for the parent or guardian to have the form filled out and signed by the provider; it is not necessary for the child to have another exam before starting ECE.
  • If the child has not been seen by a doctor within the last 12 months, the family must make an appointment for a physical to get the form completed. Should the appointment be set more than 30 days after admission, the parent or guardian must provide a written notice of the appointment date and return the signed form immediately after the appointment.

Children who have not met this requirement may not attend school until the form is completed or, if no appointment is made within 10 days  of notification the student can be withdrawn and replaced with a child from our school’s wait list.

Medications:

If a student needs to take medications at school, the following requirements must be met:

  1. The medication must be a prescription.
  2. The medication must be in the original unopened container.
  3. The medication must be readable, including a clear identification of the name and type of medication.
  4. Medication must have a prescription label with the child’s name, drug identification, dosage instructions, doctor’s name and current prescription date.
  5. A “Permission to Take Medication” form must be signed by the parent/guardian for all medications.
  6. The nurse, health paraprofessional or office staff will administer medications.
    NOTE: Due to liability factors, over the counter medications, including but not limited to cough medicine, cough drops and aspirin cannot be administered at school.

 

General Health Appraisal Form

Permission to Take Medication Form