Health & Nursing Services
Welcome to Health & Nursing Services
Dolores County School District RE-2J
Cammie Oster, RN
(970) 677-2237 x 209
The School Nurse and our team of trained staff are here to ensure your child is safe and healthy while attending school. While working side-by-side with parents, the School Nurse also collaborates with your provider to provide continuity of care for those children with chronic diseases and assists in making referrals for those that may be requiring a more thorough examination to address medical, psychological or physical needs.
Health Care Plans:
If your child needs a health care plan, the following documents can be taken to your provider to be completed and brought back to school. All care plans must be renewed annually and turned in ideally before school starts.
- Diabetes (links to Colorado Kids with Diabetes website)
- Seizure Action Plan
If your child has an illness or disease not listed above, please contact the School Nurse.
Self-carry contracts are for those students believed to be responsible enough to carry their own inhaler or EpiPen while in school. This agreement is to be signed by the student, parent and School Nurse and does not require a provider's signature.
Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed medications administered at school, on field trips, and at school-sponsored events must have a medication authorization form if no care plan is in place. This form needs to be signed by a physician with prescribing authority and signed by the parent. Please plan ahead with field trips and school-sponsored events and have this documentation in place.
Colorado law requires all students attending Colorado schools and licensed child cares to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. A new form must be submitted annually for non-medical exemptions. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s School Immunization page.
The following website is an excellent source that guides parents in obtaining accurate information on vaccines:
Do you qualify for low or no-cost vaccines? Find a provider here.