Health Services

Greetings MHE Parents,

The MHE Health Team at Mammoth Heights would like to introduce ourselves:

Meredith Becker MS RN School Nurse Consultant

  • Identifies students with health conditions & develops plans of care
  • Trains staff for care of students in the health room
  • Is not present in the school building every day

Amanda Santiago & Pam Strong are the Health Assistants

  • May or may not have a background in medical issues
  • Takes care of students in the health room who are sick or injured during the school day and dispenses medications under the authority of the School Nurse

The DCSD medication policy requires that all medications that students take during the school day be given from the health room with a district medication request release agreement signed by parent and physician. Medication release forms can be found on the district website under Health Services, Medication Policy & Forms. https://www.dcsdk12.org/cs/groups/public/@webhealth/documents/webcontent/dcs841373.pdf. Students are not permitted to carry any medications in their backpack or lunch sack unless this has been discussed with and approved by the School Nurse Consultant, Meredith Becker.

Students will be sent home from school if they have any of the following:

  • Skin eruptions / rashes
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Fever of 100° or higher
  • Symptoms following head injuries or other injuries

Please keep your students home following illness until they are:

  • Fever-free, without medication for 24 hours
  • Free of diarrhea and /or vomiting for 48 hours
  • Have had 24 hours of medication for the following conditions:
    • Strep throat or other conditions requiring antibiotics
    • Bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye)
    • Infected skin eruptions

Lastly, please make certain your contact information is up-to-date. If anything has changed, please contact our front office @ 303-387-8925. We want to be able to reach you as quickly as possible if a medical issue arises with your child.

We appreciate your help in keeping students safe at school and preventing the spread of infections!!

Please contact us with any questions!

Meredith Becker MS RN, cell 303-519-3912, [email protected]

Amanda Santiago & Pam Strong, Health Assistants, 303-387-8928

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records by email to [email protected]