School Nurse

 

DISTRICT HEALTH INFORMATION:

DOCUMENTS/FORMS, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND CONCUSSION PROTOCOLS

Need a medication permit or health care plan, immunization and/or concussion information

Health information and forms can be accessed from the Health page on the District 12 website.

https://www.cmsd12.org/d12healthinfo

SHOULD MY CHILD GO TO SCHOOL?

During Colorado’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff who have been exposed to a positive case or who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 listed below, must follow the Guidance for Cases and Outbreaks in Child Care and Schools.  

Just a reminder that ill students should stay home.  A student will be sent home with any new symptom onset of illness that falls into the COVID-19 symptoms list:  fever, loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty with breathing, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. An individual with a positive case of COVID-19 will need to isolate for 10 days from onset of symptoms of the test date if asymptomatic. District 12 will be working with El Paso County Health Department in accordance to local and state guidelines.

 

Did your child get the Covid-19 vaccine?

Pediatricians and other medical experts say it's important for kids to get the vaccine. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for anyone who is 16 years of age and older.

Please email me or send in a copy of the completed vaccination card for your child’s immunization and Vaccine records.

New Requirements for Non Medical Immunizations Exemptions

Beginning this 2021-2022 school year, there will be two methods for submitting a nonmedical (personal/religious belief) exemption for immunizations. Families can choose to:

 

1.     Submit the downloadable Nonmedical Exemption Form WITH a signature from an immunizing provider who is a medical doctor, doctor of osteopathic medicine, advanced practice nurse or delegated physician’s assistant.

OR

2.     Complete the CDPHE Online Immunization Education Module and provide the certificate of completion. Both the form for Option 1 and the Education Module for Option 2 are available at the CDPHE Vaccine Exemptions website at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions

 

The exemption process needs to be completed through the links above. Families should save and print the appropriate form and submit it to their school.


 

LINKS

How Sick is Too Sick?

CMSD12 Health Website

Colorado Vaccine Exemptions

CMSD12 Food Services

Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks, https://store.samhsa.gov/product/Coping-with-Stress-During-Infectious-Disease-Outbreaks/sma14-4885

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/children.html

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizer Use at Home, at Play, and Out and About, https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/pdf/hand-sanitizer-factsheet.pdf

Please take measures to stay healthy and safe!

Laura Lyons BSN, RN, NCSN

 

DEFINITION OF SCHOOL NURSING

School nursing, a specialized practice of public health nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates normal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders that bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potentials. NASN, 2016.

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