Health Information

ATTENTION PARENTS OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

New Tylenol Process for DCSD

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider if their student has a condition that will require Tylenol to be given at school.  The parent will provide any medication that their student needs at school. DCSD will no longer have a standing physician order for elementary students to receive acetaminophen.  This is based on guidance from CDE in accordance with the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. The state recommends schools operate in a manner similar to a hospital setting; no medication, even an over-the counter one, can be given without a doctor’s order. Once received, a nurse may delegate administration of either a prescription or over-the- counter med, based on the Health Care Provider’s order. More information about the current recommendations for the use of Tylenol can be found at this link:  Tylenol  Infant & Child dosing.  

Please call the Health and Wellness Department at 303-387- 0260 or your School Nurse
Consultant if you have any questions.

Thank you.

State Required Immunizations:DTP 5 doses, POLIO 4 doses, MMR 2 doses, HEB B 3 doses, VARICELLA 2 dose.

DCSD Immunization Chart


Immunization Requirements by Grade

 

Number of Doses per Vaccine

 

DtaP/DT

IPV/OPV

Hep B

MMR

Varicella

Tdap

Kindergarten

5

4

3

2

2

0

1st Grade

4

5

3

2

2

0

2nd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

3rd Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

4th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

5th Grade

5

4

3

2

2

0

6th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

7th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

8th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

9th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

10th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

11th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1

12th Grade

5

4

3

2

1

1




Age appropriate dose of acetaminophen may be administered with written parental permission.

When can a child return to school? After 24 hours of medication for the following conditions; Strep Throat, Conjunctivitis, Rash, infected skin eruptions, or other conditions requiring antibiotics. No fever for 24 hours. No vomiting for 24 hours. No eye drainage for 24 hours. No diarrhea for 48 hours.

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Our Douglas County School Nurse Consultant is Stephanie Stroz, RN 720-291-3256

A student will be sent home if they exhibit any of the following : Skin rashes, Nausea/vomiting, Severe pain of any type, Fever of 100 degrees or more, Eye drainage. Other areas of concern include decreased activity, irritable behavior, sore throat/ swollen glands, runny nose/cough.
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