From the Nurse
- Here at Independence, we want to teach our children to be their own health advocate. So as parents, please teach the importance of getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy breakfast & lunch, drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and washing their hands before eating, after using the restroom and after play. Here in the clinic the nurse will also provide teaching whenever possible to help students learn the importance of health in their own life!
- Please be sure your student's immunizations are up to date or that you have an exemption form on file.
If your student contracts any contagious disease, such as strep throat, flu, chicken pox etc., please notify the school nurse immediately, and inquire about district policies and procedures regarding school attendance and when to stay home/return to school.
When to Stay Home, When to go Home
- Temperature over 100.4
- Contagious disease
- Any other concern by parent, school nurse or physician
When to Return to School
- After fever, diarrhea, vomiting has stopped for 24 hours without the use of medications
- After 24 hours of antibiotic use for other contagious illnesses that require medication.
Please contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding whether your child should come to school or stay home
Healthy Sleep Habits
The start of a new school year means moving from a summer to a school-year routine. Making this transition gradually, beginning a week or two before the start of school, can be beneficial. This transition is also a good time to remember how important getting enough sleep is for students to do their best in school. To help with this, we are providing you with some key recommendations for healthy sleep habits. Thank you for your partnership in your child's education.
New forms must be completed every school year.
The school nurse must be notified before any medications are sent to school with students. Most medications can be administered before or after school. When medications must be brought to school, the nurse is required by District Policy and state law to have a "Permission to Give Prescription Medication at School" form on file with the doctor's signed order and the parent's signature. The medication must be brought in its original container, labeled with the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the time and number of days it must be administered.
Over the Counter Medication
Can be given if parent has submitted online parent forms giving the school nurse permission to do so.
If your child has medications for any of the above named health conditions, we ask that you have your provider fill out care plan forms (see link), that you also sign. This will give us direction on what to do should an emergency arise. We do this for your child's safety. These medications also need to be in the original container, labeled with the student's name, name of the medication, and dosage.
Should you need further information
visit the CCSD Health Services webpage.
Occasionally, students come to the clinic in need of a change of clothing. If you have any shirts, pants, etc. that you no longer need please consider donating some items to the clinic. All sizes are appreciated.
Does your child have insurance coverage?
For more information please visit the Cherry Creek Insurance Outreach web page.