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Stargate Health Office

Stargate’s Health Aides, assisted by the office staff, manage the school clinics, and are responsible for maintaining health records, giving daily medications, daily diabetes care, and providing first aid to students who are sick or injured at school. If the Health Aide determines a child needs to go home because of illness or injury, parents/guardians will be contacted as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important that you keep Stargate informed of any change in address/telephone numbers, as well as emergency contacts in case a parent cannot be reached.


CDE Parent Letter

CDE 2017-18 Grades K-12 Immunizations

When to Stay Home

Your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Other reasons to keep your child home:

  • Rashes - Child should stay home unless a note is provided by a doctor stated that the rash is not contagious or the rash goes away on its own
  • Strep throat - Child may return after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment and when symptom free
  • Common Cold - Keep your child home if your child is “not feeling well”, has a fever, a lot of nasal discharge (yellow, green, white), persistent cough
  • “Pink Eye” (Conjunctivitis) - Child should stay home until doctor determines infection is not contagious
  • Impetigo - Stay home until doctor advises their return
  • Chickenpox - Child should stay home for one week after symptoms appear or until all papules (water-filled lesions) are scabbed or crusted over
  • Persistent Cough - Stay home if the cough disrupts child’s learning/classroom
  • Eye/ear infection or Infected wounds - Stay home if drainage or until physician advises return to school

Allergies

Many students are diagnosed with potentially life-threatening food allergies. Any time food is brought into the school, please label it with all ingredients.


Immunizations

All students must submit a completed Certificate of Immunization or Exemption upon enrollment at Stargate. Parents with bona fide medical or religious objections may request exemption to school immunization requirements. In the event of disease outbreak, Stargate and/or the State Department of Health may enact a quarantine, in which case the non-immunized child may be subject to exclusion from school.

More Information

A full summary of Stargate Health Service policies is available in the Stargate School Handbook.


Stargate Medication Procedures and Required Forms

  • Complete medication forms for all medications kept in the Stargate Health Office and for Stargate Field trips, including overnights.
  • All Medications need to be in the original container.
  • Controlled prescription medications will counted and signed in and out of the clinic.
  • All forms can be found on the Stargate community website (bottom left column under Forms and Files/Health)
  • Keep in mind that teachers carry medications on field trips.  (Tablets/chewables or smaller liquid bottles are preferred)
  • If you have questions, please call the Stargate Health Office (303)450-3936

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Severe Allergy Forms

Colorado Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan and Medication Order

  • Specific allergies at top (more detail is better)
  • Parent signature and emergency contact information at the bottom
  • Health Care Provider signature at the bottom
 Parent/Guardian Release for Student to Carry and Self Administer Epi-Pen at School

**Optional: Self Carry Only recommended for older students

  • Student Signature middle of page
  • Parent signature at the bottom    
  • Will meet with Registered Nurse for competency checkoff
  • Will need to have back-up Epi-pen located in Health Office                          

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Asthma/Inhaler Form

Colorado School Asthma Care Plan & Medication Orders

  • All parent contact and emergency numbers at the top
  • Health Care Provider Signature at the bottom
  • Parent signature at the bottom

Parent/Legal Guardian’s Release for Student to Carry and Self-administer an Inhaler at School

**Optional: Only recommended for older students

  • Student Signature middle of page
  • Parent signature at the bottom
  • Will meet with Registered Nurse for competency checkoff
  • Need to bring inhaler AND box with the prescription label to Health Office to copy box prescription and label inhaler
  • Consider also having a back-up inhaler in Health Office/Clinic in case of emergency

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Daily Prescription Medications Given at School

Parent/Legal Guardian’s Release for Administration of Medication at School and Physician’s Signed Order

  • Parent signature middle of the page
  • Health Care Provider signature and office information at the bottom

Parent/Legal Guardian’s Release for Student to Carry and Self-administer Medication at School

**Optional: Self Carry Only recommended for older students

  • Health Care Provider signature middle of page
  • Student Signature middle of page
  • Parent signature at the bottom    
  • Will meet with Registered Nurse for competency checkoff

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PRN/ Over-the-Counter medications (Examples: Advil/ibuprofen or Tylenol/acetaminophen, lactaid)

Parent/Legal Guardian’s Release for Administration of Medication at School and Physician’s Signed Order

  • Parent signature middle of the page
  • Health Care Provider signature and office information at the bottom

Parent/Legal Guardian’s Release for Student to Carry and Self-administer Medication at School

            **Optional: Self Carry Only recommended for older students

  • Health Care Provider signature middle of page
  • Student Signature middle of page
  • Parent signature at the bottom    
  • Will meet with Registered Nurse for competency checkoff

 

(updated 06/2017)

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