Health Office

Mikayla Welch - Health Assistant
303-347-7953 
MWelch[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

Ms. Welch is 1st Aid and CPR trained and certified, and authorized to administer medications to students with HCAPs and/or medical authorization between the hours of 9:00 AM - 3:00PM.  While Ms. Welch is well trained and able to provide great care for our students, she is not a certified nurse.  LPS employs Nurse Practitioners who provide support to our health assistants and oversee care throughout all schools in the district.  The Nurse Practitioner for Powell is Nicole Guider (nguider[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us).

Our clinic is able to provide basic first aid, take temperatures, dispense medications (with proper paperwork on file), and keep students comforable until they are picked up to go home.  For mild illnesses, it is up to the student and parent to decide if they should leave school early.  If your student becomes sick with a fever or vomits, you must make arrangments to have them picked up.  If we are not able to reach the primary contact listed in Infinite Campus then we will try to reach other Emergency Contacts listed.  Please keep your student's contact information current.    

Does your student need medications administered at school?  In order to administer medications to students at school, the Parent/Guardian Authorization to Administer Medications at School must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and your child's physician's office.  District rules require that the medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, be in it's original container.  We encourage you to bring your student's medications into the health clinic when you come for schedule pick up or as early as possible in the school year.  

Immunization records must be on file for all students.  Incoming 6th Graders (and new 7th and 8th) need to submit the most recent immunization record to the Health Office.
*This is a state law (C.R.S. 25-4-901 ET SEQ. See page 40 of the revised Code of Conduct).
Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed.  For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.
If you have any questions, or wish to get more information about your right to a medical, religious, or personal exemption, please call  Ms. Welch at 303-347-7953. 
Immunization information can be faxed to 303-347-3975 or dropped off in the main office.

Click here for the LPS middle school Student Health Plans for severe allergies, asthma and seizures.