Health Resources

Attendance Policy for Illness
Concussions
Immunizations

Attendance Policy for Illness

Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance, developed by Douglas County School District Health Services using guidelines from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

When can a child return to school?

♦  The student has been free of the following conditions
for at least 24 hours:

  1.  Fever (without the aid of fever-reducing medication)

♦  The student has been free of the following conditions
for at least 48 hours:

  1.  Diarrhea
  2.  Vomiting (related to stomach virus such as Norovirus)

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Concussions

If your student is medically diagnosed with a concussion, please notify the school attendance line and provide a copy of medical documentation to CVHS Health Assistant - Tricia Moore. She will share this information with the School Nurse Consultant - Stacey Barlow. Together they will develop a collaborative school plan with counselor and teachers regarding academic adjustments as needed. The recovery process typically takes 1 to 3 weeks. Once your student is medically cleared, the school will need a clearance letter from the physician. If your student is a high school athlete, the student should also check in with the CVHS Athletic Trainer - Tom Bradley for athletic concussion management.

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Immunizations

K – 12th Grade School Required Immunizations – 2017-18 School Year: Parent Letter

Letter Regarding School Responsibility and Immunization Exemptions

Key Immunization Changes:

Starting July 1, 2016, parents/guardians seeking non-medical (religious or personal belief) exemptions for children in kindergarten-12th grade must submit non-medical exemption forms annually.

Medical exemptions only need to be submitted once and require the signature of your child’s doctor or advanced practice nurse.

♦  1 doses of Tdap if not given at 11 - 12 yrs
♦  2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine are now required for all kindergarten through twelfth-grade students, including eighth through twelfth grade students who previously required only 1 dose of Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
♦   3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine must follow correct spacing between vaccines as well as be administered at the correct ages
♦   First doses of MMR and Varicella must be given no more than four days before the first birthday

As always, we take the health and safety of our students seriously and we thank you for your partnership in keeping all of our students healthy.

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