Health Office

Deciding whether to keep your child home from school can be difficult. It is equally difficult for us to decide when a child should be sent home.

In making decisions about whether to keep your child home from school or not, you should consider whether your child can participate comfortably in daily school activities. If the school finds that your child has a temperature, has vomitted, or is unable to participate in activities, they may contact you. Please remember, if your child is not well, he/she is more susceptible to other illnesses.

Contact the school when your child is ill. If a specific diagnosis has be made (such as strep throat, pink eye, chicken pox, etc...), let the school know. The following list is a guideline for exclusion from school: fever above 100, vomiting, chicken pox, diarrhea with illness, conjunctivitis, head lice, hepatitis A, impetigo, scabies, strep throat, measles, mumps, pertussis (whopping cough), upper respiratory complications – large amount of yellow/green nasal discharge, extreme sleepiness, stiff neck, or ear pain. Also, a child should go 24 hours without a fever after an illness before returning to school.

How Sick is Too Sick

Colorado Immunization Requirements

Immunization Guidelines and requirements
Tri County Health/Tri-County Health Immunization Clinics 

Dispensing Medication

Administering Medication to students-policy JLCD
Administering Medication at school-policy JLCD-R
Medication authorization Form

Illness and Accidents

The District recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their students. The school will cooperate with appropriate professional organizations associated with maintaining individual and community health and safety.

The District shall provide the services of a medical consultant who shall render medical and administrative consultive services for personnel responsible for school health and athletics.

Procedures for Emergency at School

School personnel shall give only emergency care to students who become ill or injured on school property, buses, or while under school supervision.

Each year parents shall supply information indicating where the student is to be taken in case of an emergency; the name, address, and phone number of a neighbor to be contacted in case the parent is not available; and any allergies or diseases the student might have.

Student Illness or Injury

In case of illness or injury, the parent or guardian will be contacted and asked to call for the student or provide the transportation.

Transportation of an ill or injured student is not normally to be provided by the school. If the parent cannot provide transportation and the student is ill or injured, an ambulance will be called. Expense incurred as a result of emergency ambulance use will not be borne by the District.