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, office personnel take care of any sick children or emergencies.

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

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. We recommend that students 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.