Health and Medical Information
We have received guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for responding to COVID-19 cases and outbreaks in our schools. This guidance defines when students, faculty/staff, cohorts, or an entire level or building will move between in-person and remote learning. As director and a parent of an incoming kindergartener, I know that this is a daunting thought. I ask that you begin to prepare yourself and your child for the likelihood that there will be various times throughout the year that we will move between in-person and remote learning, most often with very little notice.
As a University Family, there are many ways that we can work together to keep our community as healthy as possible. We have summarized many of our plans in our Health and Safety document. Personal responsibility will be an important part of our plan and we ask that each of us do our part to keep schools open as long as possible by practicing good hygiene, wearing facial coverings, and social distancing whenever possible. We ask our parents and staff to support our community by having students and staff who are sick stay home.
We are requiring parents to complete a Health Screening Form for their students on a daily basis. The child will not be allowed to attend school unless the health screening form is complete and the student's symptoms comply with requirements.
Illness at School
Wellness Screening: Families are empowered to complete wellness screenings prior to arrival at school. Students who are experiencing symptom(s) listed on the screener must stay home. Should symptoms develop at school, students will wait to be picked up in a space designated for individuals with symptoms of illness and will be escorted by designated school personnel to meet their parent/guardian at the building entrance.
Return to School: When your student is ill, the timing for a safe return to school will be determined based on symptoms, diagnosed illness, and the student’s ability to participate in usual school activities.
Parents can obtain early-dismissal slips from the front office to present to classroom teachers for release in case of medical and dental appointments. Students can obtain early dismissal slips at the middle and high-school levels with a note from a parent/guardian.
Student Health History and Conditions
Health care plans/orders for chronic or life-threatening conditions must be completed by provider and parent and submitted prior to the start of each school year. Contact Nurse Mandy to discuss self-carry options, to be determined on an individual basis. Plans may be emailed, faxed to 970.506.7070, or submitted in person.
Seizure Emergency Care Plan and Medication Orders for School and Childcare Settings
Colorado Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan and Medication Orders
Colorado Asthma Care Plan and Medication Order for School and Child Care Settings
The best way to make sure students with diabetes get the care they need is to collaborate as a school team. This includes parents, school staff and the student. A diabetes care plan should be individualized. Please contact the school health office to discuss how we can partner in caring for your student with diabetes.
In accordance with the Department of Public Health, Environment Disease Control, Environmental Epidemiology Division, and Colorado Board of Health, all students must have on file an age-appropriate certification of immunization documenting that minimum immunization requirements have been met.
- If an immunization is contraindicated for your student for medical, personal, or religious reasons, the applicable exemption documentation must be on file and kept current for state-reporting requirements.
- You may contact the Colorado Immunization Section at (303) 692.2650 if you have questions about school-required vaccines and related requirements.
- University Schools registration is incomplete until current and up-to-date immunization requirement documentation is on file.
- Please contact your physician's office to either update school records or schedule immunizations. You can also obtain immunizations at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. Call (970) 304-6420 for information or to schedule an appointment.
Immunizations may be faxed in to the school:
- Elementary and High School: (970) 506-7070
- Middle School: (970) 576-3909