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Our health room is supported by Kirsten Owens, BVSD Nurse and staffed by Eliana Aguirre, a trained paraeducator and/or by a parent volunteers who are trained in first aid.  When a student is not feeling well at school, the health room staff will determine the extent of injury or illness and decide if the parent should be called.  Except in cases involving emergency medical procedures, the primary responsibility for transporting injured or ill students will be with the student’s parents or those individuals listed on the Student Infinite Campus record.  When a parent is called to pick up a student due to illness, please make every attempt to do this within 30 minutes, as there is limited space in the health room to care for ill students.

Medications of any kind, including over-the-counter medications, will be administered only with the written order of a physician.  It is the parent’s responsibility to obtain from the school’s health room the Parent’s Request for Giving Medicine at School, Release Agreement and Physician’s Signed Order form and to provide the medication in a container appropriately labeled by a pharmacy.  Whenever possible, parents are encouraged to have the student’s medication given at times other than school hours.


If you have specific health concerns or health care plans for your student(s), please contact Eliana Aguirre,​​​​​​​​​​Healthroom Paraeducator or call her at 720-561-5508.{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}<h2><strong>Role of the School Nurse</strong><br></h2><div><br></div><div>School Nurse Consultants develop health care plans to ensure the safety of students with significant health concerns, ensure immunizations are compliant with State law, assist with screenings and provide overall health guidance at school.  School Nurses are also an integral part of the Special Education Team and are responsible for a portion of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) that pertains to the students' health and participates in developing IEP accommodations related to health needs.  This includes the responsibility for students needing 504 plans written in accordance with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act for a medical reason.  </div><div><br></div><div>The goal of the School Nurse Consultant is to work closely with parents, health care providers, school staff and others to coordinate the health care of the student and the school community. School Nurses also provide direct health services to students and as needed, train and delegate to unlicensed personnel who work with students identified as having complex medical needs.</div>  <br><div><h2><strong>Role of the Health Room Staff</strong><br></h2><br>All schools have a Health Room staff person who carries out health-related duties during the day.  Other office staff members help fill this role in their absence.  The Health Services Department provides oversight of Health Room staff and other unlicensed school personnel who are trained to respond to the immediate health needs of students.  Typically, Health Room staff and other staff members are not medical professionals. <br></div><div> </div><p>Please contact your school nurse or health room if you have questions or if your student has health needs.  You can also visit the <a href="" target="_blank">BVSD Health Services Parent and Student Health Resources</a> page for information about immunizations, medications, health forms and other district health policies.<br>​​<br></p>