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Role of your school nurse

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Every Douglas County school has a school nurse consultant. Your school nurse consultant is responsible for multiple schools and may not be at your school on a daily basis, but is always available to you by cell phone. On the days that the nurse is out of the district, another nurse in the area is on-call and available for urgent matters. Please consider email as a way to contact your nurse with a written record of what your student’s health needs are so your nurse may research and develop treatment recommendations and plans when calling back. If the matter is urgent, please use the on-call system on your nurse’s cell phone; otherwise, please leave a message and your nurse will contact you as soon as possible.

As a school nurse consultant, our role includes identifying students who have health problems. We collaborate and communicate with parents, school staff and appropriate medical personnel to develop plans that will help students with health concerns to be fully available for learning. School nurse consultant services include:

·  Identify students with health concerns and develop lists of significant issues for use by school personnel

·  Education and training of staff for health and safety needs

·  Serve on Special Education Interdisciplinary Team, offering consultation and creating a health report for Initial and Reevaluations

·  As determined by their availability, your school nurse may provide classroom presentations for health issues as identified

· Train staff and delegate medical care as needed to responsible school personnel

·  Help staff with attendance issues related to health and/or safety concerns

·  Liaison for communicable disease prevention

·  504/Homebound consultation

·  Vision screening consultation

·  Health counseling and referral for students

·  Staff Wellness (health promotion and education)


Please notify your school nurse consultant of any health concerns or needs your students may have.

July 12, 2016 | By ssbarlow | Category: Nursing Services

District News

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DOUGLAS COUNTY – Graduation rates in the Douglas County School District (DCSD) continue to climb. Data released today by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) shows the on-time, four-year graduation rate is now 90.4 percent.

DCSD students also made an impressive showing at graduation. The class of 2017 earned more than $82 million in scholarships.

DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area. According to CDE, DCSD graduation rates have risen steadily from 81.9 percent in 2009 to 90.4 percent in 2017.

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The top two-percent of female athletes in Douglas County School District (DCSD) were honored at the annual Girls and Women in Sports Luncheon last week at Chaparral High School. This year represented the 30th national celebration of Girls and Women in Sports Day, created to encourage and promote the participation of girls in athletics. The girls who were honored were selected by their school’s coaches, athletic directors and principals for their outstanding achievements.

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Working through the recent winter break, the Douglas County School District Board of Education has kicked off its search for DCSD’s next permanent superintendent. Following a thorough vetting of potential search firms, Ray & Associates (no relation to Board Director David Ray) has been hired to conduct the national search. The cost of the firm, excluding travel expenses, is $40,000. The money will come from the school board's budget, which is used for costs such as legal expenses and conferences.