Jeanette Hofer is our school nurse at Cory Elementary.
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. 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.
Flu, strep, and other illnesses are here, which means germs are sneezing their way into schools
Keep me home:
- Temperature is higher than 100 degrees
- Sore Throat, colds and persistent cough
- Vomiting (more than two times in hours)
- Severe long lasting abdominal pain
- Rash with fever
- Strep throat
- lice before first treatment
- Illness prevents me from participating comfortably in activities
- Illness results in a greater need for care than school staff can provide
- Reminder no medication can be given without Doctors orders even over the counter medications. Students should not have medication in their backpack or lunch boxes.
Send me to school:
- Runny nose or occasional cough, but no other symptoms
- No fever, without fever-reducing medicine in 24 hours
- Sore throat with no other symptoms
- Strep throat after 12 hours of treatment
- No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
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.
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:
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
If a student needs to take medications at school, the following requirements must be met:
- The medication must be a prescription.
- The medication must be in the original container.
- The medication must be readable, including a clear identification of the name and type of medication.
- Medication must have a prescription label with the child’s name, drug identification, dosage instructions, doctor’s name and current prescription date.
- A “Permission to Take Medication” form must be signed by the parent/guardian for all medications, including Tylenol. (listed below must be on a DPS med form)
- 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, Tylenol, ibuprofen, and stomach medication cannot be administered at school.
Medication forms are listed below