School Health Room

Lisa Libhart, Health Aide

Lisa.Libhart@jeffco.k12.co.us

303-982-0310 office 

 

Notes from the Health Room

Sniffle, Cough, etc. What do I do when my child is sick?

This is a reminder that if your child has any signs of illness, please keep them home until all symptoms have resolved or are improving. Please call your student’s absence into the school's attendance line each day. If your child's symptoms do not resolve within 48 hours from the START OF SYMPTOMS: DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

HAVE YOUR CHILD TESTED FOR COVID-19

  • A PCR test remains the most accurate form of testing and is recommended.

  • A follow-up PCR test will be required if the individual tests negative with a rapid test and has COVID symptoms.

  • To find a current testing site: 211 colorado

  • Contact your district RN immediately with positive test results.

  • Once a child has tested for COVID-19, the child and all siblings must remain at home until the test results have been received, EVEN IF THE STUDENT IS FEELING BETTER.

  • If the COVID-19 test is POSITIVE, the child will follow Home Isolation for 10 days.

  • The child may return to school when symptoms are resolved or resolving AND

  • The child has been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.

                                                    OR

FOLLOW HOME ISOLATION

  • 10 Days following symptom onset

AND

  • 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medications

  • May return on the 11th day.

Please reach out to your medical provider with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s illness.


*If your child has a history of known allergies, please submit a medical provider note to your district RN stating what your child’s baseline symptoms typically look like. This will help the district RN to distinguish your child’s allergy symptoms with possible COVID-19 symptoms.* Seasonal Allergy Letter 


Respectfully,

Emily LeBron, RN , BSN

emily.lebron@jeffco.k12.co.us


Medication:

Parents must provide a medication form signed by their healthcare provider for ANY medicine to be taken at school. This includes cough drops, tylenol, allergy medicine, etc. This is due to a change in district policy. The school does not stock medicine of any kind in the health room.
Asthma Form
Epi-Pen Form

What's Bugging You? Let's Talk about Lice!

Schools may see a spike in lice cases after school breaks: Summer, Winter, and again after Spring Break. This is often falsely attributed to the return to the school environment, but is actually due to being in the community for an extended period of time. School breaks are times when children commonly have sleepovers, go to camp or visit relatives, and then return to school. Rather than being the direct cause of infestation, the school setting is often the location where lice are identified. 

If you have concerns regarding the possibility of your child coming into contact with lice, please check your child’s head on a regular basis (for nits or lice). Over the Counter preparations such as Nix, Rid, Clear, and Pronto remain first line choices for treatment, and should be discussed with your physician.

 

The Carin' Clinic

The Carin' Clinic located at 5150 Allison Street in Arvada. It is a health, mental, and dental care clinic for children from birth to 19 years who have Medicaid or no health insurance. They also have a sliding scale fee program. See the website for more information.

 
              FORMS:
 Medication Agreement Form
 Asthma Care Plan Form
 Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan Form

 

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