Nurse’s Office

Covid-19 IS NOT GONE

Although the pandemic may seem behind us, COVID-19 is not gone entirely from Denver and we are seeing a spike in the number of individual testing positive. The DPS policy for students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 is that you should be isolated by staying home for five days and wearing a mask around other family members. 

Day zero is the day you start having symptoms OR the day you test positive.  If your symptoms are not improving and/or you have a fever on day five – you must continue to isolate until day 10.

Those who test positive MAY END isolation and return to school or work on day five if:

As we head into the new school year, the health of our DPS community remains our top priority. Returning to indoor environments among other people inherently presents a risk for transmission of any disease and general masking for those at risk is recommended.

Student Medications

It is that time of year again! All Student Medications must be picked up.

Please make arrangements with the Nursing Health Office (Room 130) to pick up all medications/medical equipment that was brought to the health office to support your student’s health during the 2023-2024 school year.

All medications must be picked up by an adult and are not permitted to be sent home with your child. 

If your child is participating in a summer program: Medications WILL NOT automatically be transferred to the summer school program.  All medication must be dropped off by parent/guardian and given to the site on the first day of the summer program along with the Medication Administration Form.


Thank you in advance for allowing Dani and I to care for your student this school year. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Have a great summer and we look forward to next year!

Children’s Comprehensive Health Guide

Parents play a vital role in promoting children’s overall health and well-being. Drugwatch has created a comprehensive children’s health guide to answer common questions parents may have during their child’s different stages of growth and development.  When should my child see a doctor? How does bullying affect my preteen? What medications are potentially dangerous for children? These are common questions parents have as their children reach different stages of their growth and development. Some children may face obesity, diabetes or hearing loss; others may require glasses or an EpiPen for allergies. You can promote children’s well-being by learning how their bodies grow, what diseases or disorders to look out for and how to identify risky products.


We often get questions on the student attendance policy and want to provide the attendance policy of Colorado Department of Education (CDE), Denver Public Schools (DPS) and East High School (EHS).  All absences greater than 5 days WILL require medical documentation to support the absence.  This is critical to determine if any medical support is needed upon return to school.  Documentation can be emailed to:

DPS Attendance Policy considers a student Habitually Truant if a student incurs four unexcused absences in one month and/or 10 unexcused absences in a school year.   Reference to the DPS attendance policy can be found at:

The Colorado School Attendance Law C.R.S. 3.02 (2) (b) states: If authorized school officials determine that the parent’s excuse is not valid or verified, the absence shall be unexcused.’s%20compulsory%20school%20attendance%20law,C.R.S.

East High School Attendance Policy is consistent with both State and District policies and can also be found on the EHS website.  

Medications for Your Child While at School