Health Services attends to the health needs for all students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. School Nurses are registered nurses with, at minimum, a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree, who carry additional licensure from the Colorado Department of Education to work with special populations ages birth through 21. Our School Nurses have assigned schools and work with school staff in each building to implement a plan of action to ensure safety for all students. Each school has a health office staffed with a full-time Health Aide. Our school Health Aides are certified and trained in CPR, First Aid, medication administration, and diabetes care.
Health-related tasks commonly performed by a parent/guardian at home take on a complex dimension in the school setting. Any health-related procedures provided in schools require medical orders along with training and delegation to school staff by the School Nurse.
Please contact your district Registered Nurse for questions about a specific health condition or health need.
Students with chronic or acute health conditions who may need additional support related to attendance and access to education may be eligible for protection under Section 504 and/or Homebound Services.