Elizabeth Schools Health Services addresses the health needs of all students and staff for the Elizabeth School District. Health Services consists of one district nurse who trains school personnel in each building to implement a plan of action to ensure the safety of all the students.
All schools have an identified person who is an Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (UAP) (Health Technician or Office Staff), who acts in a complementary role to the professional nurse. The nurse delegates to the UAP the general safety plans involving CPR, basic first aid, the care of students with chronic health conditions, the care of ill students, and medication administration.
Vision and hearing screening is conducted for students in their schools according to the Colorado Department of Education guidelines. These guidelines indicate that students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh and ninth grades receive vision and hearing screening.
THE ELIZABETH SCHOOL DISTRICT PRACTICES AN ALLERGY AWARE APPROACH TO POTENTIAL ALLERGIES IN OUR SCHOOLS
EDUCATE NOT ELIMINATE
It is unrealistic to expect an allergen free environment. A ban of certain foods would be difficult to enforce and could create a false sense of security for students with food allergies. Schools can however, create an allergy aware environment. Allergy aware measures can reduce the risk of accidental exposure. Avoidance and education about food allergies is the key to minimizing risk of allergic reations in schools. The prevention and managment of allergies is a shared responsibility of parents/guardians, allergic students and the school community.
MOST COMMON ALLERGIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: peanuts, tree nuts, latex, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, wheat
School/staff responsibilities include:
- placement of allergy aware signs in classrooms and in halls at the elementary level and around the schools at the secondary level
- allergy free tables in the cafeterias
- students encouraged not to share food or utensils
- students/staff expected to wash hands before and after eating
- teachers should be aware of which students in their classrooms have allergies and to what
- designated, trained staff members available to recognize allergic reactions and respond appropriately
- parents to supply a "Severe Allergy Action Plan" signed by their child's physician so that staff can respond during a reaction
- parents to supply emergency medication to treat a severe reaction at school
- parents to supply their accurate contact and emergency contact numbers
- parent and students if appropriate to collaborate with health aid or district nurse to implement an allergy action plan or 504 accommodations
- parents to supply safe food/snack alternatives for their child during special occasions/parties if there is concern of allergen exposure
- parents to teach and encourge their student to use avoidance practices, to recognize signs of an allergic reaction and communicate this clearly to an adult
- secondary students, if capable, are encouraged to be responsible for managing their allergies and to self carry their epi-pens
STUDENTS WITH HEALTHCARE NEEDS
Parents and guardians may print and/or download necessary health forms. Click on the links below.
PLEASE NOTE: IF THE SCHOOL DOES NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS FOR YOUR CHILD'S MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO TREAT YOUR CHILD AT SCHOOL AND WILL NEED TO CALL 911 IF SCHOOL STAFF DEEM IT IS AN EMERGENT SITUATION
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Elizabeth School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation (which includes transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.
DISTRICT 504 COMPLIANCE OFFICER:
Kin Shuman (303-646-1832)