Poudre School District health services department is comprised of ten nurses at the elementary school, middle school, and high school levels as well as three nurses at the early childhood level.
Nursing Staff (See Nurse's Schedule)
Each elementary school employs a health technician to assist the school nurse and other personnel in fulfilling the objectives of the school health program. All health services are provided according to Colorado Department of Education guidelines and are directed by the Poudre School District Board of Education. The student health program supplements the efforts and guidance of parents/guardians to bring about awareness on the part of the students of regular health care. Health records are maintained by school sites and are kept in the student's cumulative and/or health folder.
Nursing staff may be reached through individual email or cell phone number which are listed on the nurse's schedule. Messages are checked on a daily basis. Student Services Office Manager is Betty Backlund. Phone her at 970-490-3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poudre School District recognizes the needs of the growing number of students enrolling in PSD schools with potentially life-threatening food allergies and harmful food intolerances. As public educators, PSD recognizes its responsibility to develop an appropriately safe environment for students with life-threatening food allergies.
PSD has established processes for addressing these needs and creating safe environments to minimize and prevent exposure to life-threatening allergens. PSD Health Care Action Plans (HCAP) are written by the parents/doctors in collaboration with the school nurse to outline the necessary safe conditions and detail the day-in and day-out activities of the food-allergic/intolerant student that will ensure his/her safety.
To learn more, please view the summary and history, Guidelines for Managing Allergies 2008-09 Or, view the guidelines in-depth: PSD Guidelines for Students with Severe Food Allergies & Intolerances 2009-2010.
Vision and Hearing
As required by CDE guidelines, vision and hearing of all students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth grades, or of all students in comparable age groups referred for testing, are tested during the school year. Special attention is also given to, communicable diseases, and the health needs of special needs students are monitored.
Attendance/Student Illness Guidelines
Immunization requirements information
Parent Consent for Taking Medication During School
Health Care Action Plans
Related Board Policies
For information about diabetes, see http://www.coloradokidswithdiabetes.org
For more information regarding health staff and services, contact Nancy Weber, Coordinator, at 970-556-5905 or email email@example.com