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Health Services at Thunder Ridge Middle School

Welcome to Thunder Ridge Middle School!

As the school nurse, I am here to address the health needs of all the students at our school. Please use this as a resource for common health forms and other resources that may be needed for the school year. My primary goal is to promote the health and safety of our students here at TMS.

Immunizations:

As you prepare for your student's entry into middle school, you must provide written proof of childhood immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases must be up-to-date as required by Colorado state law (C.R.S #25-4-900).  In middle school the Tdap vaccine is required at the entry of 6th grade.

If you receive a letter stating that your student's immunization record is not compliant, please take care of it ASAP.  Do not wait until the last minute to obtain these important shots.  There are opportunities to receive immunizations free of charge or at a reduced rate.  

If you have personal or religious exemptions, please fill out the attached form. A new exemption for needs to be submitted every school year.

Non-Medical-Exemption-English.pdf

 

Medications/Medical Forms:

The following guidelines shall also pertain to the administration of medication to students in the school setting:

Rescue/Emergency medications: Rescue medications should be kept in the clinic unless written permission for a student to carry these prescription drugs and has been agreed to by the physician, parent and school nurse. It requires, in part, that the student has demonstrated the necessary maturity to keep it on them.

Colorado Asthma Care Plan and Medication Order - 2018.pdf   

Anaphylaxis Self Carry Agreement.pdf

Asthma Self Carry Agreement.pdf   

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan 1-2018.pdf     

Seizure Action Plan (1).pdf

 

Prescription Medications: Prescription medications require written permission for administration in the school setting from both a healthcare provider and a parent/guardian. Most pharmacies can provide an extra labeled container so that a prescription can be divided and placed in a properly labeled container for school use. If the dose or the directions change, a new form/container must be submitted.

Permission Consent to Give Prescription Homeopathic Medication 2016.pdf

 

Over-the-counter medications: Written parental permission is required for administration of over-the counter medications. Since many medications resemble another in appearance, medication must be sent to the school in the original manufacturer's container with the label intact. If a student requires a dosage outside the manufacturer's recommendations, a healthcare provider's authorization for the variation is required in addition to the parent's signature. Since aspirin has been associated with Reyes Syndrome when given to children with influenza or chickenpox, medications containing aspirin may only be administered with a healthcare provider's and a parent/guardian's signature.​

 

Medical Procedures: Medical Procedures that need to be done at school, require a physicians order.

Permission for Nursing Procedures.pdf

 

Vision and Hearing:

All 7th grade students and any students new to the district will be screened for Vision, Hearing, and Height and Weight during the school year. If you choose to opt-out of any screenings, please contact the school nurse ASAP.

 

Please feel free to contact the Health Office with any updates to your child's health needs or with any questions

 

Kara Blair, RN, BSN,

Rene Nabors, TMS Health Tech

Clinic Office: 720-886-1580

Fax: 720-886-1586

Email: Kblair2@cherrycreekschools.org

 

Below are some Helpful Links

Asthma - www.cdc.gov/asthma/children.htm

Barbara Davis Center (diabetes) - www.barbaradaviscenter.org

CHP+ - www.CHPplus.org

Communicable Disease Control - http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/

Epilepsy / Seizures - www.epilepsyfoundation.org

Food Allergies - http://www.foodallergy.org/

Health Care Program for Special Needs Kids - www.tchd.org/hcp.htm

Infectious Disease Guidelines For School Settings -  https://drive.google.com/file/d/12NZoSBRjN5s4rFCNKaCu2RCzELeUT5nC/view?usp=sharing

Kids with Diabetes in Colorado - www.coloradokidswithdiabetes.org

National Jewish Hospital- www.nationaljewish.org

Shots for Tots- www.shotsfortotsandteens.org

The Children's Hospital - http://www.childrenscolorado.org

Tri-County Health Dept. - www.tchd.org/index.html

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