Health Clinic Information
The Cherry Creek School District and OHS Health Clinic is focused on keeping our students safe and healthy. We strive to maximize each student's potential by removing health-related barriers to learning. We are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure our students continue to have access to in-person learning this school year.
If your student is ill, notify the attendance office and keep them home from school. If you are unsure if you should keep your student home, please see the CDPHE symptom screening guidance below:
The district recommends that the school nurse follow up on multiple consecutive absences due to illness. You may be contacted by the registered nurse from the OHS Health Clinic if your student is absent two or more consecutive days from school due to illness. Symptoms that the nurses might be asking about include:
*Muscle or body aches
*Feeling feverish/having chills
*Temperature of 100.4 or greater
*Loss of taste or smell
*New or unexplained persistent cough
*Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
If students come to the clinic complaining of illness during the school day, they will be sent home if they have 2 or more minor symptoms, or any of the major symptoms.
If your student is sent home during the school day and had minor symptoms only, they may return to school if all signs and symptoms have resolved within 24 hours of onset. If your student had minor signs and symptoms only AND symptoms have not resolved within 48 hours, a COVID-19 PCR test will be required before their return to school. Students presenting with ANY major symptom must provide the school nurse with a negative COVID-19 test before returning to school, unless symptoms have completely resolved within 24 hours of onset.
Please contact the clinic at 720-747-3789 with any questions or concerns.
Brian Kornreich, BSBME, BSN, MS, RN
Registered Nurse|Heathcare Provider|Care Coordinator
School Health Leader|Public Health Liaison|Emergency Responder
Healthy Students are Better Learners
Health is essential to optimal learning. Health Services are available to all students within Cherry Creek School District. The Overland Health Clinic strives to maximize each student's potential by removing health-related barriers to learning. When meeting the student's health needs during the school day, clinic staff also use the opportunity to teach students to make wise choices that will be beneficial to their future health. The following are the primary responsibilities of the school nurse and clinic staff:
- Provide acute and emergency health care
- Assess students' health to identify and address health-related obstacles to learning
- Maintain clinic preparedness for potential crises
- Develop and implement Individualized Health Plans and 504 Plans to reduce impact of chronic and episodic health conditions upon academic achievement
- Administer medications
- Train additional personnel to administer medications safely so that students with medical needs can participate in extra-curricular school activities
- Screen students’ vision and hearing
- Provide medical care that allows medically-challenged students to attend school (i.e. trachea care, catheterization, G-tube feedings and wound care)
- Prevent contagious illness and injuries through surveillance and implementation of appropriate precautionary measures
- Maintain state mandated immunization records and other health assessment data
- Assist families to locate health resources in their community
- Educate individuals and groups about health issues in order to increase their health literacy.
Health for Every Student