Health Room

Cory has a school nurse, CJ Lee, two days a week, Mondays and Fridays (all day).  The 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

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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.  In addition, please remember that students must be fever-free 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:


Immunizations:

State Law requires that every student who is admitted to DPS must have evidence of a successful vaccination for DTaP, Polio, HBV, MMR and Varicella


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 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, including Tylenol.
  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.