- Horizon Community Middle School
- Health Clinic
Illness at School and Decreasing the Spread: How Can you Help?
Please keep your student/s home from school if they are feeling sick.
If your student has symptoms seen with COVID-19 (regardless of their vaccination status), they should not come to school.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include ANY of the following: Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 F or greater, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
We encourage anyone with symptoms to reach out to their healthcare provider and seek out COVID testing.
No-cost COVID testing is available to anyone in the Cherry Creek community who needs a test:
· For current Cherry Creek students and staff: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cherry
· For friends, family and community members: https://www.primarybio.com/l/cdphe
The best way to prevent experiencing severe illness due to the COVID-19 virus or the upcoming seasonal flu (influenza) virus, is to get vaccinated.
COVID-19 vaccines are available throughout the Denver-Metro area: https://www.cherrycreekschools.org/site/Default.aspx?PageID=13483
Seasonal Flu vaccines will be available at most sites after October 1st, but many grocery and drug stores have them available all year.
Information on COVID vaccine clinics and flu shot clinics hosted at CCSD schools will be coming out very soon! Be on the lookout for these clinic dates and time!
Below is a link to a general guide for students experiencing symptoms, when they should stay home and when they can return to school.
Please note, if your student has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms this leads to an automatic 10-day isolation per (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nhgGIbakyAJY3XJ2TW44sw7btXXqISBR/view
Dear Parents/Guardians of Horizon Community Middle School Students,
Welcome to Horizon Middle School! I am excited to meet you and your student as they begin their middle school journey. My primary goal as your school nurse is to promote the health and safety of your student while they are attending HMS.
If your student will be out sick or not attending school, remember to call the attendance line at 720-886-6111.
As you prepare for your student's entry into middle school, you must provide written proof of childhood immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases must be up-to-date as required by Colorado state law (C.R.S #25-4-900). Many of you submitted this to Cherry Creek School District when you registered your child or it has carried over from a CCSD elementary school. If you have not already submitted this important form, you can do this by calling your pediatrician or family doctor to schedule an appointment NOW.
If you receive a letter stating that your student's immunization record is not compliant, please take care of it ASAP. Do not wait until the last minute to obtain these important shots. There are opportunities to receive immunizations free of charge or at a reduced rate.
Your doctor's office can also fax a completed immunization record directly to me at the school: 720-886-6212. You can call me at 720-886-6210 if you have any questions about which immunizations are required.
SPECIAL HEALTH CONCERNS/ALERTS/ALLERGIES:
Many of our students have health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, allergies to foods or medications, epilepsy/seizure disorders, or other chronic illnesses that we should know about in order to keep them safe and healthy while at HMS. If YOUR student has any health issues, it is very important to note them in PowerSchool under the medical information page. If health concerns are significant, please contact me before the start of the school year so we can plan for any nursing care your child might need while attending school. Be sure to update any changes to your student's health throughout the year in PowerSchool and contact me via phone or e-mail (NDoornik@cherrycreekschools.org).
NOTE: Height and weight will be screened for all 7th graders and any new students to the district. Vision and hearing are also screened along with height and weight. If you choose to opt-out of any screenings, please contact the school nurse ASAP.
EMERGENCY CARD/CONTACT INFO:
finally, include all important health information and up-to-date phone numbers on your Emergency Information/Contact Card. If possible, we recommend adding additional contact(s) in case we cannot reach you.
We look forward to a healthy and great school year! Know you can always contact me with any questions or concerns about your student's health and safety at school. We look forward to having your student here at HMS!
In good health,
Nicole Doornik, RN, BSN
Sue Roche, Health Tech
Horizon Community Middle School Clinic
clinic phone: Nicole: 720-886-6210 or Sue: 720-886-6204
clinic fax: 720-886-6212