Health Services

About

Health services are provided to High Point Academy through consultation from the Children’s Hospital Colorado School Health Program.

Nurse

The school nurse consultant functions as a liaison between the Children’s Hospital, the community, and the school by providing information, referrals, and resources. The nurse consultant assists schools to provide the safest, evidence-based health care services within the school setting.

Contact

Jennifer Thurston, BSN, RN

Children’s Hospital

Phone: 720-403-1134

Email: jennifer.thurston@childrenscolorado.org

Emily Chouinard, Health Assistant

Phone: 303-217-5152

Email: echouinard@highpointacademy.net 

Note: Health contacts can be reached during school hours only.

Services provided by the School Health Assistant include

  • Organizes and runs the school health office
  • Provides basic First Aid
  • Administers routine medications
  • Conducts and documents vision and hearing screening
  • Maintains health files (including immunization records)
  • Monitors and documents Immunization compliance of student body
  • Notifies the RN of student health concerns or infectious diseases.
  • Maintains PowerSchool documentation (office visits, screenings, immunizations, etc.)
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid. Trained and delegated to give routine medications as well as perform special health procedures.

Services NOT provided by the School Health Assistant

  • The health assistant cannot give medical opinions concerning students’ health.
  • The health office does not function as a clinic.  If students need medical attention, parents will be advised to contact their health care provider. 
  • The health office cannot give any medication to any child unless that child has permission for a particular medication from their healthcare provider and parent.
  • The assistant cannot store or distribute medications for staff.  

Helpful Forms for Parents/Guardians

Have you ever wondered whether your child’s illness requires them to miss school? The below document gives some basic guidelines you can follow: