PSD health services are provided according to Colorado Department of Education guidelines and as directed by the PSD Board of Education. Health records are maintained by schools and are kept in the student's cumulative and/or health folder.
Fourteen nurses serve all PSD schools. Each school also has a health tech.
More information is below about:
- Food Allergies
- Vision and Hearing
- Attendance/Student Illness Guidelines
- Head Lice Guidelines/Treatment
- Immunization Requirements
- Parent Consent for Taking Medication at School
- Health Care Action Plans
- Related Board Policies
PSD recognizes the needs of the growing number of PSD students 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. Please see the PSD Food Allergy Guidebook webpage for complete information and resources.
2. Vision and hearing:
As required by CDE guidelines, vision and hearing of students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth grades, or of all students in comparable age groups are 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.
3. Attendance guidelines:
- Head Injury Concussion Notification and Communication
4. Head lice guidelines and treatment:
- Head Lice - Guidelines (Spanish version: Head Lice Guidelines Es)
- Head Lice - Checklist for Treatment (Spanish version: Head Lice Treatment Checklist Es)
- School-Required Immunizations
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Parent Letter (2021-22) | Letter Translations (CDPHE)
- For more information and to see a table of PSD MMR immunization and exemption rates by school, please visit the PSD Immunization web page.
6. Consent for taking medication at school:
- Authorization to Administer Medicine (Spanish version: Authorization to Administer Medicine Es)
- Carry and Self-Administer Asthma/Allergy Medicine (Spanish version: Carry and Self-Administer Asthma/Allergy Med Es)
- Carry and Self-Administer Medicine - High School (Spanish version: Carry and Self-Administer High School Es)
7. Medical marijuana
8. Health care action plans:
- Health Care Action Plan - Basic - (Spanish version - Health Care Action Plan Basic)
- Health Care Action Plan - Allergies
- Health Care Action Plan - Asthma
- Health Care Action Plan - Migraines - (Spanish version - Health Care Action Plan Migraines)
- Health Care Action Plan - Seizure Disorder - (Spanish version - Health Care Action Plan Seizure Disorder)