Communicating with parents, staff, and students is key to advocating for the academic success and achievement of your student. A comprehensive school health program facilitates positive responses to actual and potential health problems that enable students to attend and remain in school. A comprehensive program also allows us to provide health information, implement precautions for infection control, and address the emotional environment of the school to decrease violence or situations that do not promote good mental health, well-being, and learning. If a family needs assistance in obtaining medical services for their child, the nurse may be able to access the assistance of agencies that work on behalf of families or make referrals. If your child has a chronic health condition, the nurse can help in extending medical care and oversight. The nurse can assist in the development of an individual health care plan, an emergency response plan, and can let parents know when a child’s condition is changing.
Health Condition and Medication Templates for Parents
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.