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Children who have contagious illnesses or who have an elevated temperature should not be sent to school. If a child becomes ill or injured at school, he/she will be cared for temporarily, and parents will be notified. We have a clinic aide available part time and the office staff will oversee the clinic. PLEASE BE SURE TO UPDATE ALL EMERGENCY INFORMATION AS NEEDED IN JEFFCO CONNECT THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR!

If your child has a medical condition we need to know about please contact the clinic aide or area nurse. In certain cases students will receive an Individual Health Care Plan. We a “nut free” table in the cafeteria. Please explain to your child about the “nut free” table AND do not send any snacks with nuts to class parties/events.

District policy requires that all medication for a student (prescription and non-prescription) must be brought to school by an adult.

Elementary school students are not allowed to carry any medications with them at any time. However, Jeffco Schools does allow students with severe medical issues to possess and self-administer medications in accordance with the Colorado School Children’s Asthma and Anaphylaxis Health Management Act. ONLY students who meet the criteria defined in the Code of Conduct may carry their own medication. An area nurse must set this up and give permission for this to happen. Otherwise medications must stay in the school clinic.

At the end of each school year, parents must come to the school clinic to pick up any medications that were sent throughout the year. This is especially important for prescriptions. If medications are not claimed by the last day of school, the medicines will be destroyed.

Bringing Medication To School : Please see regulations and forms necessary for bringing medication to school on the Clinic Website
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