We welcome your child and you to IVES! For the 2020-2021 School Year and due to COVID-19 we will have specific health room guidelines in order to be proactive in the prevention of risk of transmission of any illness to include COVID-19. Health rooms will be restricted to students only, parents will be encouraged to wait outside the health room at a designated area when picking up their student from the health room. Health room bathrooms will be restricted to health room related services only and will not be accessible to staff or authorized visitors. We will also encourage as much as possible for any documentation (medication orders, rescue medication action plans etc.) be communicated with your school nurse via email communication.
Colorado State law governs our medication policy and under District 49 procedures for administration of medications to students pursuant to school board policy JLCA, Student Health/Nursing Services and requirements. If your child must take medication during school and/or during any school sponsored events, you must provide the following.
● The school Nurse shall have received written orders for administration of the medication from the student's licensed health care practitioner with prescription authority. Also, the parent shall authorize school personnel to confer with the prescribing healthcare provider by providing written permission for medication administration to students. This includes all over-the-counter, prescription, and homeopathic medications. (The only exception is cough drops, which are supplied from home, and may be given with written parent permission. The cough drops will be kept in the health room, and your student may have up to 3 per day.) The physician may fax medication orders to the school. PLEASE NOTE: The pharmacy label applied to the medication bottle will NOT suffice for a doctor’s order.
- Medication will be admiistered by the school nurse, or by school personnel whom the registered nurse has trained and delegated the task of giving such medication. A parent is always welcome to come to the school and administer medication to his/her own child as necessary.
- Medication shall be in the original, properly labeled pharmacy container with the current date printed on the container, and all other parameters required for medication administration (student name, prescribing physician's name, drug name, dose, route, time and/or frequency).
- All non-rescue medications must be kept in a secure cabinet in the school health room. If a student must carry a rescue medication on him or her, such as an inhaler, Epi-Pen or Diabetes supplies, a physician order is required, and the student must sign a self-carry contract.
Personal Care Items
The following items may be applied to your child if needed: Vaseline (for chapped lips), lotion, natural saline eye drops. Please inform your school nurse if you do not want these items applied to your child.
Entry to KG and K-12th Grade School Required Immunization Parent Letter is for 2020-2021 is posted on this site (you can also access non-medical exemption form on this site)