Reminders from the Health Room

As this school year comes to a close, we have a few important health room reminders for parents. According to state law, students entering sixth grade next school year must have received the Tdap vaccination to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Students entering sixth grade, and students new to BFA for grades 6-8 must show proof of immunization. Records can be dropped off in the school health office, emailed to the health office, or faxed to 303-974-1738. 
Please plan to pick up your student’s medication(s) by the end of this school year–on or before Friday, May 25. All medications that are not picked up by parents at the end of the school year will be disposed of (expired or not). If you cannot personally pick up your student’s medication, please send a signed note to school stating who will be picking up the medication. If your student will be attending the summer BASE program at school, you must transfer medications to this program by contacting the summer camp coordinators.
Per DCSD, new medication forms are required at the beginning of each school year, as forms from the prior school year will be EXPIRED. You can find the new forms on our website, and they will be available through Express Check-In. If appropriate, please plan on taking the forms to your health care provider so he/she can complete them this summer and you can turn in the forms next school year. Forms must be dated July 1, 2018, or later to be valid for next school year.
At registration, we’ll begin accepting signed forms for the 2018-19 school year along with any medication (stored in a properly labeled container) your student needs at school. Also, please remember, the Provider Medication Authorization Form needs to be completed and signed before we can dispense over the counter medicine (OTC), and any OTC medicine provided to the school must be in the original container.
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