Do you or someone you know need Food Assistnace or free or low-cost health insurance?
Boulder County Healthy Kids and Adults can help you enroll in Medicaid, Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and Food Assistance. Medicaid and CHP+ are free or lowcost health insurance plans that provide dental, medical, prescription, and vision benefits. There are no monthly premiums, and co-pays range from $0-$15 depending on income. CHP+ has higher income eligibility limits; so many working families can qualify.
The Healthy Kids and Adults team can also connect you with a Health Coverage Guide if you need assistance with shopping in the Connect for Health Colorado Marketplace. Already have Medicaid or CHP+? Healthy Kids and Adults can answer questions you have about your active case and even assist with completion of your annual redetermination. Contact: HKOutreach@bouldercounty.org or 720-515-1454
More information can be found at Boulder County Healthy Kids Initiative Website.
All of the Health Service Forms, in Spanish and English, can be found on the BVSD Health Services Forms Website. For easy access to the forms, visit Community Montessori School Forms Page.
Fever, vomiting, or diarrhea: Your student should remain home for 24 hours after symptoms end.Colds / respiratory viruses: Keep your student home at the beginning of a cold. This is also the time when one is most infectious and least likely to feel well enough to participate in class. When s/he feels better and no longer has frequent sneezing and cough, it is permissible to return to school.Strep throat: Your student may return to school after taking the antibiotic for 24 hours, and feeling better.Chicken pox: Your student should stay home until there are no new lesions and all existing lesions have scabbed over.Eye: Bacterial and some viral eye infections must be treated by a health care provider before the student returns to school. If antibiotic therapy is prescribed, the student must remain home for at least 24 hours after treatment has begun.Open sores on skin: All skin lesions must be covered by a bandage or clothing during the school day. This may include impetigo, ring worm, scabies, and other fungal, bacterial or viral skin infections.Generalized skin rash: Any student with an undiagnosed skin rash must consult a health care provider for diagnosis and/or treatment before returning to school with a note from the health care provider.Head lice: Your student may return to school only after treatment with lice treatment.
In the Boulder Valley School District, the following guidelines are in place to provide for the safety of all students. Keep in mind that most staff who administer medications to students are non-medical people working under the supervision of a nurse. Please call our school’s Health Room Paraprofessional or the District Health Services Office (720-561-5544) with any questions regarding the medication procedures.
Parents may always come to school and administer medication to their child. Boulder Valley students may receive medications at school according to the following procedure...
Medications are not to be in the personal possession of students at school or on the bus.For all prescription and non-prescription medications, a student’s parent or guardian shall make a written request for school personnel to administer medications by providing the completed Medication Administration Authorization form, which is to be signed by both a parent and physician. A new Authorization form must be signed and submitted for each new prescription medication or each dosage change. These forms are available in the school’s Health Room. Completed forms can be faxed to the school. Authorization forms must be completed each yearMedications should always be delivered to the Health Room staff or office staff by an adult.The student must report to the Health Room or school office to take medications. EXCEPTION: Any student who requires the use of an inhaler or EpiPen may carry and self-administer the prescribed medication if the physician signs a specific statement on the Medication Administration Authorization form, endorsing the student’s capability for this.Prescription medication supplied by the student’s parents or guardian must be in a properly labeled bottle dispensed by a pharmacy.Non-prescription, “as needed” medications must be in the original labeled container. The bottle should also be labeled with the student’s name.A photograph of the student should be attached to the completed authorization form. It is the parents’ responsibility to supply a current picture (or clear copy) to the Health room staff person.It is the responsibility of the parent to obtain all unused medication from the school when the medication is discontinued, the school year ends, or the student transfers to another school. At the end of a school year, school staff will dispose of all unclaimed medications.