Health Office

    1. Please make sure we have a health questionnaire filled out regarding your student's health, whether there are new diagnoses or existing health on your student, so we may assist your student's health here at school.

    2. If your student has any health condition that we need to be ware of, please list all and any medications on the health questionnaire that the school provides during registration. 

    3. Allergy Season: With all the allergens in the air, make sure you have a physician authorization form filled out and signed by a physician and parent/guardian if your student will need to take allergy medication during school hours. This also applies to any homeopathic natural solutions. 

    4. Here are a few tips from the Weld County School District and their sick policies: WCSD6 Sick Policies - English   WCSD6 Sick Policies - Spanish

    5. Please inform the school nurse for any health concerns your student may have so we can treat them at school. For the treatment of allergies (environmental, seasonal, food, bees, medications, etc), asthma, diabetes, and seizures, authorization forms need to be filled out by a physician and parent/guardian in order for the health office to treat your student in school or during a field trip. Physician authorization forms will also need to be filled out for medications that we DO NOT carry in the health office such as Cough Drops. 

    6. Head Lice: Do head lice have you "scratching your head"? Head Lice (Pediculosis) are always in a school's community so it's good to know the basic information about them. They DO NOT cause disease. They DO NOT fly or hop. They can only crawl. Direct physical head to head contact is the typical method of transmission. Lice can only live 1-2 days off of a human body. To prevent head lice, avoid direct contact with a person who has lice or with their clothing and personal belongings. Watch for signs of lice such as frequent head scratching. Nits are the eggs of lice and can be seen on the hair shaft. Nits are yellow/white and oval shaped. They are "cemented" to the hair shaft and cannot be easily removed from the hair. Teach children not to share combs, brushes, scarves, hair ribbons, helmets, headphones, hats, towels, bedding, clothing, or other personal items. If you have any questions, contact the Health Office at 970-348-1326.

    7. Does your child need health insurance? District 6 can help you in the process of getting free or low-cost health insurance through Medicaid or CHP. Please contact your school health clerk at 970-348-1326, or come into the health office for a flyer with more information. 

    8. Immunizations: There are certain vaccines required by the State of Colorado for entry into school. The Kids Care Clinic (970-348-1112) is a resource available to all Dos Rios students. They offer information about vaccines and provide immunizations. There are several informative websites that are great resources for parents http://www.immunizeforgood.com/ and www.coloradoimmunizations.com. We encourage you to speak with your health care provider regarding any immunization questions. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our school a healthy place to learn. The Kids Care Clinic located next to Centennial Elementary School is a fantastic resource. Kids Care Clinic offers medical services such as physicals, immunizations, well child checks, dental, mental health services, and enrollment assistance in Medicaid and CHP+ Plans. The Kids Care Clinic is open throughout the school year. 

    9. If your student borrowed dry clothes from the Health Office, please wash and return, except undergarments. 

    10. If your student loses clothing like jackets, lunch boxes, shoes, shirts, etc., please check the lost and found outside the school cafeteria. 

    11. If your student is missing prescription glasses, please visit the Health Office during the school year. we have a selection of glasses that have been found around the school. If they are not picked up by the end of the year, they will be donated. 

     

    Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

     

    Elizabeth Eberhard, RN School Nurse Consultant

    Lori Montgomery, Health Clerk

    Dos Rios Health Office 

    Phone: 970-348-1326

    Fax: 970-348-1332