Nursing Services

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My name is Becky Fuller and I am the School Nurse Consultant at Legend. I have been a school nurse for over 10 years now.

School Nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School Nurse Consultants bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to provide the support that allows students and communities to develop to their fullest potential (National Association of School Nurses, 2017). School Nurse Consultants also provide direct services as needed by training and delegating to personnel working with students identified as having complex medical needs and response to an emergency.

Legend is my primary school and my office is located in the front office to the right of the health room. If you have any health-related concerns or questions about your student, please contact me at 303-387-4538 or [email protected].

Health Room

The health room is located in the front office. Students are allowed to visit the health room for illness, injury, and/or health support they may need. Legend also has District Health Assistants that are trained in Basic First Aid/CPR and receive specific training and delegation from the School Nurse. Please see DCSD's Nursing Services Site for more information about the School Nurse Consultant role and the health room.

Vaccination Requirements

Colorado law requires students attending Colorado schools to be vaccinated against certain diseases unless a medical or non-medical exemption is filed. For more information about vaccine requirements, resources and exemptions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environments School Immunization Page.

Immunization Exemptions

Immunization exemptions are required to be renewed annually. For the 2022-2023 school year, there will be two ways to submit a non-medical exemption. Please visit the CDPHE vaccine exemptions webpage for more exemption information and requirements.

 

Health Attendance Guidelines

If you have any concerns about your student’s attendance due to health please refer to the District's Guidelines for Determining Student Attendance. As always, if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your student’s health and attending school, please don’t hesitate to reach out. The Legend High School Attendance Line is 303-387-4502.

Medication Policy for High School Students

High school students may carry a one-day supply of prescription and/or over-the-counter medication in its original container without a “permission to carry medication” form on file. Please see the district medication policy for more information. If your student will have medications in the Health Room, the District Provider Authorization Form must be completed. This is required for all emergency, daily, and over-the-counter medications kept in the health room. We DO NOT have any medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or Benadryl available for students at school.

Concussions

At Legend, we have a TBI/Concussion team consisting of myself, Dr. Christopher Saiz, School Psychologist, and Ashleigh Hilligas, Athletic Trainer. A concussion may affect a student’s ability to learn. Because every brain and every student is different, every concussion is different. Recovery time will be unique to each student, requiring an individualized approach to determine when it is appropriate to begin to return to athletic activity and full academics. Therefore, it is essential to have a concussion adjustment plan in place to help concussed students heal while continuing their education. Together, the concussion team will work to provide students support and guidance.
Concussion Information & Resources

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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]